Hughes Sets Program Record in 400-meters Dash on Second Day of UTSA Invitational

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Photo of Ashley Hughes
Photo of Ashley Hughes

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San Antonio – Junior Ashley Hughes set the program record in the women’s 400-meter dash to lead The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) men’s and women’s track & field team at the UTSA Invitational on Saturday at Park West Athletics Complex.

Hughes crossed the finish line with a time of 54.37 seconds to finish in second place. She broke Vanessa Brown’s record of 54.79 seconds that was set in 2008.

Junior Dai’ja Coleman also posted a second place finish in the women’s triple jump after a leap of 12.11 meters while freshman Zarrey Sams finished in third with a leap of 11.28 meters. Coleman added an eighth-place finish in the 100-meter dash after crossing the finish line while freshman Mariana Hernandez came in ninth with a time of 13.52 seconds.

On the men’s side, freshman Yashawn Hamilton finished in sixth place in the 100-meter dash after posting a time of 10.92 seconds. He also added a 10th place finish in the 200-meter dash with a time of 22.43 seconds.

Junior Brandon Sanders posted a 10th place finish in the 400-meter dash after crossing the finish line with a time of 49.68 seconds. Freshman Max Carmona came in right behind Sanders in 11th with a time of 49.89 seconds and freshman Mariano Hernandez finished in 12th with a time of 50.58 seconds.

UTRGV will be back in action on March 22 when it competes at the Cactus Cup in Kingsville and at the Roadrunner Invitational in San Antonio. 

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Women’s 100-Meter Dash

8. Dai’ja Coleman, 13.14s

9. Mariana Hernandez, 13.52s

Women’s 200-Meter Dash

11. Destiny Rutherford, 25.56s

12. Zarrey Sams, 25.74s

15. Keely Satterfield, 26.75s

20. Mariana Hernandez, 28.16s

Women’s 400-Meter Dash

2. Ashley Hughes, 54.37s (Program record)

7. Lauren Asiedu 1:02.59

Women’s 100-Meter Hurdles

9. Felicia Wills, 15.39s

12. Jasmyn Tulloch, 16.55s

14. Alyssa Salazar, 17.44s

15. Eleanor Arndt, 43.70s

Women’s 400-Meter Hurdles

7. Jasmyn Tulloch 1:07.68

10. Alyssa Salazar, 1:11.48

4×400-Meter Relay

4. Jovanni Solis, Dai’ja Coleman, 4:13.26

    Marta Vargues, Jasmyn Tulloch

Women’s Triple Jump

2. Dai’ja Coleman, 12.11m

3. Zarrey Sams, 11.28m

Men’s 100-Meter Dash

6. Yashawn Hamilton, 10.92s

14. Ronnie Ollivierre, 11.39s

Men’s 200-Meter Dash

10. Yashawn Hamilton, 22.43s

Men’s 400-Meter Dash

10. Brandon Sanders, 49.68s

11. Max Carmona, 49.89s

12. Mariano Hernandez, 50.58s

Men’s 110-Meter Hurdles

12. Dimitris Levantinos, 15.56s

Men’s 400-Meter Hurdles

9. Dimitris Levantinos, 55.91s

Men’s Pole Vault

7. Jon Zapata, 4.00m

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