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UTSA to return to action on Friday

Courtesy: UTSA Athletics Communications
Release: 03/31/2011
Courtesy UTSA Athletics Communications
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SAN ANTONIO — The UTSA track & field teams return to action at Friday's Trinity Alumni Classic following a successful opening weekend.

The Roadrunners will send a full contingent of athletes to the one-day meet that gets underway at 2:30 p.m. with the 3,000-meter steeplechase, discus (women), long jump and shot put (men). The final event, the 1,600m relay, will go off five-and-a-half hours later. Click here for complete meet information and here for entries.

UTSA set a total of four school records and picked up a half dozen gold medals at last weekend's season-opening Victor Lopez Classic in Houston.

Sophomores Keith Benford (high jump) and Phil Steinert (hammer) set new standards for the men, while sophomore Katie Bragg (hammer) and freshman April Benavidez (pole vault) established new marks for the women.

Benford, sophomore Nate Brunette (200m) and junior Ivan Garcia (10,000m) registered wins on the men's side and Bragg, freshman Nina Herrera (1,500m) and the 1,600m relay team of senior Shavonne Armbrister, freshmen Krystal Wynn and Grace Williamson and sophomore Briony Miller rwere victorious on the women's side.

Benford, who currently ranks sixth nationally in the high jump, and Bragg swept the Southland Conference's Athlete of the Week accolades on Wednesday.

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