Track athletes continue to be among nation's finest
April 12, 2010
Arlington, Texas - Another week of the track and field season has come to a close and a number of UT Arlington athletes find themselves still in the hunt for a spot in the national meet.
Cordero Gray's 10.28 100m time set two weeks ago at the Texas Relays is still eighth in the nation. That mark is still third in the West Regional just 11/100th of second behind the top mark of Gerald Phiri of Texas A&M.
Jasmine Walls ran an 11.81 at the North Texas Spring Invite in the 100 meters and that is good for a tie for 30th in the nation in that event. Shannon Reynolds dropped out of the top 48 in the 100 meters but her best time is just 2/100th of a second out of qualifying for nationals after running 11.96 at the North Texas Spring Invite.
Antonia Hopkins is still firmly in the 200 meters in 22nd place in the nation while Walls moved up to 24th in the event with a 24.02 time at the North Texas meet over the weekend.
UTA's men's 4x100 relay team of Gray, Juan Lewis, Aundrea Williams and Andrew Pettis is just out of the top 24 with a time of 40.31 set at the Bobby Lane Invitational. They are just 7/100th out of moving into the qualification time.
Both men's and women's team are back in action this Saturday at the John Jacobs Invitational in Norman, Okla.