2017-18 Women's Track & Field News
  • Saturday, January 20, 2018

    Cecotti, Benton set school records at UCO Open

    Matthew Cecotti established a new UT Tyler 1-mile Indoor record by running a 4:35.30 and Cody Benton set a new long jump mark to highlight the Patriots performances at the season-opening UCO Open on Saturday at the Mosier Indoor Track.

  • Friday, January 19, 2018

    Hepler to resign from UT Tyler positions at semester's end

    Bob Hepler has announced his intentions to resign from his positions as The University of Texas at Tyler’s head men’s and women’s Track & Field and Cross Country coach and Director of the Louise Herrington Patriot Center (HPC) following the completion of the Spring 2018 semester to pursue coaching positions at Eastern Mennonite University in Harrisonburg, Virginia. A 20-time American Southwest Coach of the Year, he will continue in his current roles at UT Tyler until that time.

  • Friday, January 19, 2018

    PREVIEW: @UTT_TF to open season in Norman

    The UT Tyler Indoor Track & Field programs will open their seasons on Saturday at the University of Central Oklahoma Open which is being hosted at the Mosier Indoor Athletic Facility on the University of Oklahoma campus in Norman Oklahoma.

  • Friday, December 1, 2017

    UPDATE: @UTT_TF meet in Dallas canceled

    The UT Tyler Track & Field team will not be competing today at the Dunamis Indoor Opener at Dallas Market Hall after the event was canceled. UT Tyler will now open its Indoor season on Jan. 20, 2018 at the UCO Open in Norman, Oklahoma.

  • Wednesday, September 27, 2017

    Simmons hired as assistant track & field coach

    UT Tyler has hired its most decorated student-athlete in athletic department history in three-time NCAA national champion Whitney Simmons who is the new Assistant Coach/Recruiting Coordinator for the track & field and cross country programs.

  • Tuesday, July 11, 2017

    WHITNEY SIMMONS DAY: City of Tyler Proclaims July 12, 2017 to Honor UT Tyler National Champion

    Whitney Simmons was honored on July 12, 2017 by Tyler Mayor Martin Heines prior to the Tyler City Council meeting in City Hall with a proclamation making it Whitney Simmons Day to honor her athletic career at the University of Texas at Tyler.

  • Thursday, June 29, 2017

    AWARD: Simmons named ASC Athlete of the Year

    UT Tyler senior Whitney Simmons has been selected as an American Southwest Conference Athlete of the Year recipient after winning two NCAA Track & Field National Championships and a pair of American Southwest Conference titles to cap her historic career for the Patriots. Teidrick Smith was named the ASC Male Athlete of the Year for helping to lead the Mary Hardin-Baylor football team to the NCAA Division III championship.

  • Sunday, June 11, 2017


    Louie Gohmert sends his congratulations to UT Tyler's Whitney Simmons for winning her third NCAA Division III National Championship. Thanks to Congressman Gohmert for this video that recognizes the White Oak native for winning the 2017 NCAA DIII Hammer Throw Championship with a national record of 64.03 meters two weeks ago in Ohio.

  • Wednesday, June 7, 2017

    SOCIAL MEDIA REPORT: @UTTylerPatriots 2016-17 Seasons

    Click the link to look back on the 2016-17 UT Tyler Athletic seasons through the social media posts we've collected.