Gray, Putman named SLC Athletes of the Week

Feb. 2, 2011

FRISCO, Tex. - UT Arlington seniors Cordero Gray and Lindsey Putman have been named the Southland Conference track and field Athletes of the Week, the league announced Wednesday.

Gray, a sprinter from Kennedale, Tex., set a program record in the 60m Saturday at the Houston Indoor Invitational by running a personal-best time of 6.67. Not only does the time mark the best in the conference, it is also tied for 11th nationally.

Only two Southland Conference athletes rank higher in their respective events. Since 2005, only Teddy Williams, formerly of UTSA, has run a faster time in the 60m.

Gray dominated a strong field last weekend, including head-to-head victories against several conference opponents. The senior put himself in the running for All-America status and now has a strong chance of qualifying for the National Indoor Championships. Gray also has the best time in the 200m in the SLC.

Putnam, from Ropesville, Tex., dominated the mile run clocking in at 5:03.15 to win the Houston Indoor Invitational. Not only was Putman's time a personal-best, it also marked the best time turned in by anyone in the conference this season.

Putman defeated a strong field that included several Southland Conference competitors. Putman now has the best time in the mile run and the fourth-best time in the 800m.




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