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UTSA women to compete at Southland Conference Indoor Championships this weekend

Courtesy: UTSA Athletics Communications
Release: 02/24/2011
Courtesy UTSA Athletics Communications
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SAN ANTONIO — The UTSA women’s track & field team will travel to Norman, Okla., this weekend to compete at the Southland Conference Indoor Championships. The two-day meet will take place at the Mosier Indoor Facility on the campus of the University of Oklahoma.

Competition is slated to get underway at 8:30 a.m. on Friday with the pentathlon. Field competition (high jump/long jump/weight throw) begins at 3 p.m. and the running events will commence an hour later. Saturday’s action will kick off at 11 a.m. with the final three field events (triple vault/shot put/triple jump). Running event finals start up two-and-a-half hours later and will last until a champion is crowned after the meet's last competition, the 1,600-meter relay. Click here for complete meet information and real-time results will be available here.

The Roadrunners finished third at last year's meet with 105 points on the strength of a school-record-tying six individual/relay titles. It was their best team showing since 2004 and the program's highest point total in 14 years.

UTSA is led by sophomore Eboni Johnson and freshman Jhorden Hunter. Both athletes enter the event as the leader in their respective events.

Johnson sits atop the conference's triple jump standings with her 40-2 ¼ (12.25m) triple jump measurement recorded in second-place performance at the New Balance Invitational two-and-a-half weeks ago. The Channelview native finished fourth in the event last winter.

Hunter, meanwhile, has been atop the 60-meters leaderboard the entire season. A native of Missouri City, she peeled off a 7.49 en route to a bronze medal in her first collegiate meet, the Leonard Hilton Memorial.

Sophomores Katie Bragg (weight throw) and Zaquita McClanahan (shot put), freshmen April Benavidez (pole vault) and Nina Herrera (mile) and the defending champion distance medley relay stand second on the descending order list.

UTSA has captured three Southland Indoor Championships (1992-94) and finished third or better a total of 10 times. The Roadrunners have collected a combined 52 individual or relay crowns, including 10 under the direction of third-year head coach Aaron Fox.

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