UTSA to compete at Armory Collegiate Invitational this weekend
SAN ANTONIO — The UTSA track & field teams will return to action this weekend when they travel to New York City for the prestigious Armory Collegiate Invitational. The two-day meet that gets underway on Friday will be the Roadrunners' final tune-up for the Western Athletic Conference (WAC) Indoor Championships, which will be contested in three weeks (Feb. 21-23 in Albuquerque, N.M.).
More than 100 teams will compete in the The Big Apple in what arguably is the top event during the NCAA's indoor season. Action gets underway at 8:30 a.m. (CT) on Friday and runs through 7:30 p.m. at the New Balance Track & Field Center, which is located at the historic 168th Street Armory in upper Manhattan. Meanwhile, Saturday's compeition begins at 7:30 a.m. (click here for a complete schedule). Comprehensive meet information, live video and real-time results can be found by clicking here.
The UTSA men have picked up a total of 14 gold medals through the season's first four meets and they currently sit atop the WAC standings in eight events. Senior All-Americans Richard Garrett Jr. (shot put/11th) and Keith Benford (high jump/t-12th) rank among the top 15 nationally in their respective events.
Meanwhile, the women have registered seven wins through the season's first four meets and senior Katie Bragg (weight throw), junior April Benavidez (pole vault) and the distance medley relay of junior Alyssa Diaz, sophomore Stephanie Wangui, junior Nina Herrera and junior Samantha Fish lead the league standings.