PREVIEW: @UTT_TF to host Marc Randle Classic in Bullard
Photo by: Lang White
Photo by: Lang White

Wednesday, February 28, 2018
by Wes Bloomquist |

TYLER – Over 400 track & field athletes are set to compete at the UT Tyler Marc Randle Classic on Friday at The Brook Hill School in Bullard, including 40 Patriots who will look for strong performances in their home meet. Below is a list of all UT Tyler entries and their events for the Marc Randle Classic. 

The event is scheduled to begin at 12 p.m. with the 5,000 meters on the track and with the long jump and hammer throw starting the field events. The track events will follow a schedule of 4x100, 100/110 hurdles, 400, 100, 800, 400, 200, 1,500 and the 4x400 to close out the night. The field events will include the pole vault, triple jump, high jump, discus and shot put after they start with the long jump and hammer.

Along with UT Tyler student-athletes, the meet will have competitors from Cameron, Southeastern Oklahoma, UT Dallas, Southern Arkansas, Louisiana College, Southwest Christian, Texas College, Texas Wesleyan, Jacksonville College, LeTourneau, Austin College, Jarvis Christian, Wiley, Ozarks, Hendrix, Concordia, University of Dallas and East Texas Baptist.

“This year’s Marc Randle Classic is a prime example of how the sport of Track & Field is entering a new era of prosperity and growth,” UT Tyler coach Bob Hepler said. “With 18 teams and over 400 athletes set to compete, the 2018 Marc Randle Classic is set to be perhaps the largest event in the history of UT Tyler Athletics. This is not fake news. As the world continues to heat up so will the competition on Friday beginning at 12 p.m. at The Brook Hill School. Records are bound to melt as athletes from Africa, the Caribbean, Mexico, Canada, Europe and the U.S. of A will be represented. The only agreement between the citizens of these countries and schools will be to compete hard and congratulate each other with a hearty handshake after a supreme effort. No walls will be built between the teams and athletes in the friendly, but intense competition.”

Baylee Cochran: Shot Put; Discus; Hammer
Ashton Hawkins: 100; 200
Sydney Makowski: Shot Put; Hammer
Michaela McGeary: Shot Put; Discus; Hammer
Lianne McKee: 1,500; 5,000
Autumn McLauchlin: 1,500; 5,000
Katie Moore: Discus
Victoria Nix: Pole Vault
Zorya Nunez: 800
Lexie Petty: Hammer
Paulina Rodriguez: 1,500; 5,000
Tristin Salem: 800
Theresa Simmons: 1,500; 5,000
Courtney Smith: 800
Emma Snyder: Shot Put; Discus; Hammer
Kyra Winn: 200; 400

Nathan Adams: 1,500; 5,000; 4x400
Marcus Allen: 1,500; 5,000; 4x400
Cody Benton: Long Jump; Triple Jump
Matthew Cecotti: 1,500; 4x400
Daulton Coleman: Discus; Hammer
Jackson Cook: 800; 1,500; 4x400
Carlos Flores: 1,500; 5,000; 4x400
Josh Garcia: 100; 200
Chris Goodson: High Jump; Triple Jump
Damarion Greenwood: High Jump; 400IH; 4x400
Andrew Hernandez: 1,500; 4x400
Grayson Lawrence: 400; 4x400
Conor Linekin: 800; 1,500; 4x400
Will McIlroy: 1,500; 5,000; 4x400
Ed Miller: 800; 4x400
Mark Phillips: 200; 400; 4x400
Charlie Quintero: 1,500; 4x400
Collin Rippy: 400IH; 4x400
Jace Seymour: 1,500; 5,000; 4x400
Nike Simmons: Shot Put; Discus; Hammer
Justin Tokuz: 1,500; 5,000; 4x400
Jonathan Tran: 200; 400
Kade Trompler: 100; 200
Zachary Tucker: 800; 1,500; 4x400