UPDATE: @UTT_TF cancels trip to SFA meet
Photo: Wes Bloomquist
Photo: Wes Bloomquist

Friday, April 6, 2018
by Wes Bloomquist | wbloomquist@uttyler.edu

TYLER – The UT Tyler Track & Field program will not be competing this weekend at The Skecher’s Performance Carl Knight Invitational at Stephen F. Austin’s Fletcher Garner Track due to weather forecasts in Nacogdoches. The Patriots will return to competition next weekend at the Texas A&M-Commerce meet. 

UT Tyler is having a strong outdoor season and are among the NCAA Division III national leaders in multiple events. Kaylee Prather is currently second nationally in the long jump at 5.80 meters, while on the men’s side freshman Cody Benton is third in the nation with a mark of 7.19 meters. In the javelin, Matthew Godwin is 10th with a top mark of 58.38 meters and Lexie Petty is currently 22nd with a hammer throw of 46.80 meters. On the track, Zach Richardson ran a 48.34 last week in Arkansas for a UT Tyler 400-meter record which is fourth nationally while he is also 11th nationally in the 200 with a time of 21.79. Matthew Cecotti won two events at last week’s SAU meet, including the 1,500 where he ran a personal-best 3:59.71.

Below is the list of athletes who were to compete at the SFA meet this weekend. 

UT TYLER ATHLETES/EVENTS

Nathan Adams: 5,000 meters
MyKaela Alfred: 100 hurdles; 4x400 Relay
Marcus Allen: 5,000 meters
Cody Benton: Long jump; Triple jump; 4x100 Relay
Matthew Cecotti: 800 meters, 1,500 meters; 4x400 Relay
Baylee Cochran: Shot put; Hammer
Daulton Coleman: Discus; Hammer; Javelin
Jackson Cook: 800 meters; 3,000 Steeplechase
Carlos Flores: 1,500 meters
Josh Garcia: 200 meters; 4x400 Relay; 4x100 Relay
Matthew Godwin: Javelin
Chris Goodson: High jump; Triple jump
Damarion Greenwood: 110 hurdles; 400 hurdles; High jump; 4x400 Relay
Ashton Hawkins: 100 meters; 200 meters
Andrew Hernandez: 800 meters; 3,000 Steeplechase
Grayson Lawrence: 400 meters; 4x400 Relay
Conor Linekin: 800 meters
Sydney Makowski: Shot put; Hammer
Michaela McGeary: Shot put; Discus; Hammer
Lianne McKee: 5,000 meters
Will McIlroy: 5,000 meters
Katie Moore: Discus
Ed Miller: 800 meters
Zoraya Nunez: 800 meters
Lexie Petty: Hammer
Mark Phillips: 200 meters; 400 meters; 4x400 Relay
Kaylee Prather: 100 meters; Long jump; 4x400 Relay
Charlie Quintero: 800 meters; 1,500 meters
Zach Richardson: 200 meters; 4x100 meters
Collin Rippy: 110 hurdles; 400 hurdles; 4x400 Relays
Paulina Rodriguez: 1,500 meters
Tristin Salem: 800 meters
Jace Seymour: 3,000 Steeplechase
Nikelas Simmons: Discus; Hammer; Javelin
Theresa Simmons: 1,500 meters
Courtney Smith: 3,000 Steeplechase; Javelin; 4x400 Relay
Emma Snyder: Shot put; Discus; Hammer
Justin Tokuz: 5,000 meters
Jonathan Tran: 100 meters; 200 meters
Kade Trompler: 100 meters; 200 meters; 4x100 Relay
Zachary Tucker: 800 meters
Kyra Winn: 400 meters; 4x400 Relay