Men and women fare well at Horned Frog Invitational
March 19, 2010
ARLINGTON, Texas - The UT Arlington men and women completed its first outdoor meet of the season at the TCU Horned Frog invitational with successful results on Friday.
The Mavericks placed first overall in three running events. Caroline Erlingson placed first in the Women 1500 Meter Run with a time of 4:42. Erlingson wasn't alone as three other Mavericks placed right behind her at second, third and fourth place. Jerono Patrober (4:43), Jennifer Carey (4:50) and Perri Ford (4:51) finished second, third and fourth respectively.
Another longer distance event was good to the Mavericks as Kisha Gaspard took first place in the Women 800 Meter Run with a time of 2:17. Danisha Hicks (2:21) and Marissa Paz (2:33) were the only other Mavs to finish in the top five.
All-Americans Cordero Gray and Jasmine Walls fared well. Walls finished sixth in the 100 meter dash with a time of 11:71. Gray finished in third place in the 100 meter dash with a time of 10:26. Gray was only six seconds off the pace of the leader, Jared Connaughton.
Walls also ran in the 200 Meter Dash and finished behind teammate Antonia Hopkins to place fifth with a time of 24.13. Gray's only other event was the Men 4x100 Meter Relay.
The group narrowly beat out the North Texas runners, who finished with a time of 3:51. Hopkins rounded out her strong day with a third place finish in the 400 Meter Dash with a time of 56.47.
Renan Palma finished second in the Men 110 Meter Hurdles with a time of 14.25.
Ozie Hood fared well in the Men 800 Meter Run with a time of 1:56.55, good enough for third place. Rene finished right behind him at fourth place with a time of 1:56.61.
Eric Montou, the freshman who preformed strong in cross country, had a strong showing in the Men 3000 Meter Run. Montou finished second with a time of 8:55.
The Mavericks also fared well in the limited field events they participated in. Keaton Mata and Lionel Mingwari finished one-two in the Long Jump. Mata's distance was 6.83m while Mungwari's was 6.77m.
Ivan Storic rounded out the successful meet with a second place finish in the Men Javelin Throw with a distance of 59.66m.
Next up for the men and women will be UTA's very own Bobby Lane UT-Arlington Invitational. The meet will be in Arlington and start on March 26.