Senior sprinter Clayton Vaughn became the first track athlete in UTA history to earn multiple All-America honors in individual events at the 2014 NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships on Saturday.
Vaughn placed sixth in the 100-meter race on Friday to add three points to UTA’s overall score. The sprinter earned one more point by finishing eighth in the 200-meter to lead the Mavericks to a share of 55th place in the championships.
“You couldn’t ask for more from a kid to do so well,” head coach John Sauerhage said. “It was wonderful to see him come through at the national meet. A lot of his training paid off at the right time.”
Vaughn was one of three athletes to advance to the NCAA finals in both races.
“He basically had to run every day,” Sauerhage said. “He had a very busy week. He hung in there the best he could, and I couldn’t ask more of him.”