T&F: UT Arlington athletes ready for Texas Relays

LaDoreal Thompson will compete on the 4x100 relay team for UTA.

March 28, 2012

ARLINGTON, Texas -- The UT Arlington men’s and women’s track and field teams had 29 athletes accepted into the field for the 85th Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays. The Mavericks will be competing Wednesday through Saturday at the historic Austin event at Mike A. Myers Stadium.

A total of 15 men will be competing in 12 events, eight individual events and four relays, for the Mavericks. Headlining the group is Clayton Vaughn, an All-American in the 60 meters in the indoor season. He will be competing in the 100-meter dash as well as on the 4x100 and 4x200 relay teams.

Others competing in three events include: Quentin Butler (100m, 4x100, 4x200), Emil Blomberg (1500m, 4x800, distance medley) and Anthony Hilliman (1500m, 4x800, distance medley).

In addition, All-American Romain Martin will be competing in the decathlon Wednesday and Thursday.

Fourteen women from UTA qualified for entry into the meet. The women’s entrants include three individual events and five relays.

The five three-event qualifiers from UT Arlington are: Shannon Reynolds (100m, 4x100 relay, 1600 sprint medley relay), Keondra Mallard (100m, 4x100 relay, 1600 sprint medley relay), DeAndrea Smith (4x400 relay, 1600 sprint medley relay and distance medley relay), Ashly Wright (4x400 relay, 4x800 relay and distance medley) and Lindsey Putman (4x800 relay, 1600 sprint medley relay, distance medley relay).



Live scoring of the event is available at http://www.texassports.com/livestats/tex-relays/.

UTA Men’s Qualifiers

100 meters: Quentin Butler, Clayton Vaughn

110 hurdles: Renan Palma, Jonathan Todd

400 hurdles: Jonathan Todd

1500 meters: Emil Blomberg, Anthony Hilliman

4x100 relay: Clayton Vaughn, Andrew Pettis, Quentin Butler, Kemarki Absalom

4x200 relay: Clayton Vaughn, Isiah Clements, Quentin Butler, Andrew Pettis

4x800 relay: Philip Critelli, Anthony Rene, Emil Blomberg, Anthony Hilliman

Distance medley relay: Anthony Rene, Philip Critelli, Emil Blomberg, Anthony Hilliman

Decathlon: Romain Martin, James Turner

Javelin: Ivan Storic

High Jump: Isiah Clements

Long Jump: Lionel Mungwari

UTA Women’s Qualifiers

100 meters: Keondra Mallard, Shannon Reynolds

5000 meters: Emily Koenig, Maria Sandstrom

400 hurdles: Jade Vaughan

4x100 relay: LaDoreal Thompson, Kailey Bostic, Shannon Reynolds, Keondra Mallard

4x400 relay: DeAndrea Smith, Courtney Blacknall, Breonna Baldwin, Ashly Wright

4x800 relay: Elin Andersson, Courtney Mose, Lindsey Putman, Ashly Wright

1600 sprint medley relay: Keondra Mallard, Shannon Reynolds, DeAndrea Smith, Lindsey Putman

Distance medley: Lindsey Putman, DeAndrea Smith, Ashly Wright, Elin Andersson


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