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Vaughn wins 100, UTA men repeat as Sun Belt track champs

Clayton Vaughn, shown last year, won the Sun Belt men’s 100 meters with the second-fastest time in the world this year.
Clayton Vaughn, shown last year, won the Sun Belt men’s 100 meters with the second-fastest time in the world this year. Star-Telegram

UT Arlington won the Sun Belt Conference men’s track and field title for the second consecutive season by taking first place with 166 points at the conference meet in Gulf Shores, Ala., on Sunday.

Senior Clayton Vaughn set a school record by winning the 100 meters in 9.93 seconds, smashing his own record of 10.07 set last year.

Vaughn’s time is second in the world to Asafa Powell, who ran a 9.93 at the Jamaica Invitational in Kingston on Saturday.

The UTA women’s team won the 4x400 relay with a time of 3:40.37. The men won the 4x100 in 39.68.

The Mavericks finished fourth in the women’s team standings with 90 points.

The men’s title is the first time UTA has won back-to-back titles since 1996-97.

Also getting first places on Sunday were Craig Lautenslager in the men’s 5,000 meters (14:37.19); Roland Sales in the men’s high jump (6 feet, 111/2 inches); Ashly Wright in the women’s 800 (2:07.34, a Sun Belt meet record); and Taylor Davis in the women’s 400 (54.04, a school record by .01).

On Saturday, Emil Blomberg won the men’s steeplechase in 9:00.74. On Friday, Lautenslager won the men’s 10,000 meters in 30:27.06.

TCU tennis falls

No. 17 TCU fell to No. 10 Texas A&M 4-0 on Sunday in the second round of the NCAA Division I women’s tennis championship in College Station.

The loss to the Aggies ends the season for the team, but TCU will have representatives in the NCAA singles and doubles championship on May 20-25 in Waco.

Senior Simona Parajova will compete in the singles bracket. Tan and Arantekin are first alternates for the doubles bracket.

TCU finishes its season at 19-9.

Big 12 baseball

▪ Oklahoma 4, Kansas State 3: The Sooners (32-22, 12-8 Big 12) scored three runs in the first inning and made that stand in edging the Wildcats (24-27, 8-13). OU pitcher Alec Hansen gave up no earned runs in five innings.

Texas A&M falls

Kyle Martin hit a home run and knocked in four runs, leading South Carolina (30-22, 12-15 SEC) to an 8-7 victory over host Texas A&M (42-9, 17-9) in Southeastern Conference baseball. Logan Nottebrok hit a three-run home run for the Aggies.

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