ARLINGTON -- Members of the UT Tyler track teams took part in the UTA Bobby Layne Invitational last weekend, going head to head with division I opponents and some former Olympians, including four-time Olympic medal winner Jeremy Wariner.
Sophomore Christian Kearney placed his name in the record books in the triple jump, with an impressive jump of 14.35 m (47 feet), placing him in fifth place.
Tanner Conkel also had a successful day against stuff competition, placing fourth in the men's high jump with a leap of 2.00 meters. Not to be outdone, thrower Chris Stonestreet also placed fourth in the hammer, with a toss of 54.77 meters.
Stonestreet was not the only Patriots thrower to have success, Buck Thompson finsihed fifth in the discus with a throw of 51.58 meters, and eleventh in the shotput, with a throw of 14.79 meters.
UT Tyler's wealth of talented throwers did not stop there, Ed Palencia placed sixth in the javelin with a throw of 55.04 meters.
For the runners, Ross Renfroe placed 11th in the 1500 meter run, while teammate Nick Huff finished 16th in the men's 800 meter run.