Roadrunners rack up nine victories, pair of program records at three meets this weekend
SAN ANTONIO — UTSA recorded nine victories, incuding a pair of program-record performances, at a total of three meets this weekend — the Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays, Trinity Tigers Relays and Victor Lopez Bayou Classic.
Leading the way was the junior college transfer duo of Angel Sifuentes and Lindsey Pew, who both competed at Friday's Trinity Tigers Relays.
Sifuentes broke the Roadrunners' 14-year-old school mark in the javelin with her winning throw of 143-1 (43.62m), which now stands second in Conference USA this spring. That eclipsed Karen Wilkinson's previous standard of 142-8 (43.50m), which was established during the 1990 campaign.
Meanwhile, Pew cleared 12-9 ½ (3.90m) en route to tying for top honors in the pole vault. That erased teammate April Benavidez's two-year-old record by four inches and moved her into third place on the league leaderboard. Benavidez collected a bronze medal with her clearance of 11-9 ¾ (3.60m).
Other Roadrunners who finished at the top of the podium at the local meet included Kelly Goudeau (400m/56.44) Madeline Hurdt (shot put/46-1 ¼/14.05m), Venessa Onwuchekwa (400m hurdles/1:02.87), Shantel Swift (200m/24.69), Stephanie Wangiu (800m/2:17.36) and Greneshia Wright (100m/12.04).
UTSA's other gold medal of the weekend came from Alyssa Diaz at Friday's Victor Lopez Bayou Classic in Houston. The senior from Hereford clocked a 36:07.40 en route to a nine-second victory over teammate Isabel Balbontin (PR 36:16.03) in the 10,000 meters.
The Roadrunners will return to action at next week's Pepsi Florida Relays. The two-day meet is scheduled to get underway on Friday, April 4.