RECAP: @UTT_TF shines at East Texas Time Trials

Friday, February 23, 2018
by Wes Bloomquist | wbloomquist@uttyler.edu

TYLER – UT Tyler's Michaela McGeary, Paulina Rodriguez and Matthew Cecotti each won two events to highlight Patriot performances at the East Texas Time Trials on Friday at Grace Community School. The first Outdoor meet of the season saw event wins for Rodriguez, Cecotti, McGeary, Daulton Coleman, Damarion Greenwood, Matthew Godwin and Courtney Smith.

RESULTS

The Patriots will return to action next Friday by hosting the Marc Randall Classic at The Brook Hill School in Bullard.

Greenwood won the men’s high jump by clearing 6-foot-4, while Cody Benton was third in the long jump with a mark of 6.68 meters and Dylan Grim fourth at 6.30 meters for the Patriots. On the women’s side, Michaela McGeary won the shot put with a distance of 37-feet, 3 inches, to set a school record, while Baylee Cochran was second (33’5”) and Emma Snyder third (33’1”). McGeary also won the discus with a throw of 130’3” with Snyder taking second (125’5”). A freshman from Woodsboro, McGeary had already established a UT Tyler indoor record at 11.72 meters in College Station and broke the Outdoor record that was held by Ashton Wells with a mark of 11.02 meters back in 2010. Coleman won the men’s discus with a mark of 126’4”, while Nike Simmons was third in the event (118’0”) and fourth in the men’s shot put (35’9”).

Cecotti won his first event of the day by running a 4:12.66 in the 1,500-meter with Nathan Adams finishing third in the event with a time of 4:18.08. Jackson Cook was fourth with a time of 4:18.53 to give the Patriots three of the top four runners in the four-lap race. A freshman from Lindale, Cecotti claimed his second victory of the day by running a 2:02.93 in the 800-meters to win the event. Cook would take third with a time of 2:08.01 and Zachary Tucker was fifth with a run of 2:08.20. In the men’s 400, Damarion Greenwood finished sixth with a time of 52.95 and Collin Rippy was eighth (53.62). The team of Cecotti, Lawrence, Flores and Adams were second in the 4,000-meter distance relay

Rodriguez started her two-win day by running a 5:17.58 to earned the victory in the 1,500-meter while Theresa Simmons was third in the event with a time of 5:43.22 for the Patriots. Rodriguez would claim her second win in the 800-meter with a run of 2:38.88 for the win and was followed by teammate Zoraya Nunez who completed the two-lap race in a time of 2:46.49 for second place. Courtney Smith was fourth in the event with a time of 2:59.05. In the 400, Kyra Winn was third with a run of 1:04.10 and Tristin Salem was fourth (1:06.58). Victoria Nix would finish seventh with a sprint of 14.14 in the 100 meter.

To start the day, UT Tyler hosted the javelin on its intramural field with Godwin winning the event with a throw of 16’9” on the men’s side and Smith winning with a distance of 87’8”.

FIELD EVENTS

Status Start Time Event Round Start List Results
Complete 1:00 PM Women's High Jump Final Start List Results
Complete   Men's High Jump Final Start List Results
Complete 1:40 PM Women's Long Jump Final Start List Results
Complete   Men's Long Jump Final Start List Results
Complete   Women's Triple Jump Final Start List  
Complete   Men's Triple Jump Final Start List Results
Complete 1:30 PM Women's Shot Put Final Start List Results
Complete   Men's Shot Put Final Start List Results
Complete   Women's Discus Final Start List Results
Complete   Men's Discus Final Start List Results
Complete   Men's Javelin Final Start List Results
Complete   Women's Javelin Final Start List Results

TRACK EVENTS

Status Start Time Event Round Start List Results
Complete   Women's 4 x 100m Relay Final Start List Results
Complete   Men's 4 x 100m Relay Final Start List Results
Complete   Women's 1500 Meters Final Start List Results
Complete   Men's 1500 Meters Final Start List Results
Complete   Women's 400 Meters Final Start List Results
Complete   Men's 400 Meters Final Start List Results
Complete   Women's 100 Meters Final Start List Results
Complete   Men's 100 Meters Final Start List Results
Complete   Women's 800 Meters Final Start List Results
Complete   Men's 800 Meters Final Start List Results
Complete   Women's 100m Hurdles Final Start List  
Complete   Men's 110m Hurdles Final Start List Results
Complete   Women's 4000m DMR Final Start List Results
Complete   Men's 4000m DMR Final Start List Results
Complete   Women's 4 x 400m Relay Final Start List Results
Complete   Men's 4 x 400m Relay Final Start List Results