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UTSA to host Roadrunners Invitational on Friday

Courtesy: UTSA Athletics
Release: 05/01/2014
Courtesy UTSA Athletics
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SAN ANTONIO — The men's and women's track & field teams will return to the Park West Athletics Complex on Friday when they host the Roadrunners Invitational. The one-day meet, the program's third and final home meet of the season, will feature Incarnate Word, Texas Lutheran, Texas State and Trinity. Admission will be $5.

All the action is scheduled to begin at 11 a.m. with the hammer throw and javelin. The remaining field events will be contested throughout the afternoon and running events are scheduled to start at 6 p.m. (click here for a complete meet schedule).

UTSA's new track & field facility boasts the only Olympic-quality running surface in South Texas. Marked with wider lanes and enhanced subsurface support, the track was constructed to host national and international meets, as well as NCAA Championship events. The stadium currently includes 1,000 seats and a spacious state-of-the-art press box. Open areas surrounding the facility have been designed to house temporary seating up to 10,000 for national and international competitions.

UTSA's All-America duo of Richard Garrett Jr. and Keyunta Hayes led the men at last Saturday's J. Fred Duckett Twilight.

Garrett Jr. won the two events in which he was entered (shot put/discus) and he was named Conference USA Athlete of the Week for the third time this season on Tuesday. Meanwhile, Hayes raced to a pair of victories in the 400-meter hurdles (51.02) and the 1,600m relay that also included Joshua Smith, Jurmarcus Shelvin and Christopher Hall and he added a runner-up effort in the 110m hurdles (13.95) but finished as the top collegian.

The women registered a half dozen podium finishes — five silver medals and a bronze — at the one-day meet in Houston.

Samantha Fish (3,000m steeplechase), Whitney Flannel (high jump), Emily Perez (5k), Grace Williamson (800m) and the 1,600m quartet of Kelly Goudeau, Venessa Onwuchekwa, Kaila James and Evelyn Clark each recorded runner-up performances, while Onwuchekwa added a third-place effort in the 400m hurdles.

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