Roadrunners compete in College Station


Ryan Garza

The Roadrunners traveled with a partial squad to the Charlie Thomas Invitational at Gilliam Indoor Track Stadium in College Station, Texas. After two days of action, the men’s team tied with the University of Texas at Arlington (UTA) for third place with 57 total points, while the women’s team placed 11th and ended with 14 points.

Senior weight thrower Vincent Perez won his second gold medal of the season with a throw of 19.49 meters, a new personal record. With the win, Perez has moved into the number two spot on the Roadrunners all-time weight throw performers list, just 0.14 meters behind his older brother Victor Perez.

Sophomore Andre Douglas competed in the triple jump and long jump and was able to secure a first-place finish in the triple jump. The win was his third in the triple jump this season and his personal best with a leap of 15.67 meters. Douglas also placed 10th in the long jump with a mark of 6.88 meters.

The men had a pair of second place finishes as senior Luca Chatham took silver in the 800-meter dash with a time of one minute, 51.24 seconds. Patrick Prince finished the 60-meter hurdles in second place with a time of 7.90 seconds.

The women’s team had several Roadrunners finish with personal bests over the course of the two-day meet.

In the pole vault event, senior Caroline Bellows cleared the 3.72-meter mark to beat her personal best and secured a sixth-place finish. Sophomore Amber Boyd competed in the mile and the 3000-meter event and ended with two new personal records with times of five minutes, 2.14 seconds and 10 minutes, 35.59 seconds.

In the pentathlon, junior Chase Whiting set a new personal record with 3140 points. Junior thrower Maia Campbell posted a career best in the weight throw with a throw of 18.13 meters and finished in fourth place. Campbell also had a fifth place finish in the shot put event with a throw of 14.35 meters.

UTSA will be back on the track Feb. 8, when they head to Yeoman Fieldhouse for the Howie Ryan Invitational in Houston, Texas.