UTSA won their eighth consecutive conference indoor track and field title as they claimed the 2013 WAC Indoor Track and Field crown in Albuquerque on Saturday.
UTSA came in to the final day 19 points behind UT Arlington despite two conference championships to Richard Garrett Jr. in shot put and Tyler Williamson in long jump on Friday.
But UTSA exploded on the final day of competition with four gold medals pushing UTSA to a 22 point win thanks to a school-record 159 points.
"I told the guys this morning that if we executed and did what we were capable of, we could win and the guys went out and performed like we have the last seven years," head coach Aaron Fox said in a UTSA press release. "They really went after it today, and any time they faced adversity, they stepped up their game. The high jump and mile really got us going because we were able to finish first and second in both events and that really set the tone for the rest of the day."
The High-jump was certainly the kick start as Kerry Thompson beat out fellow Roadrunner Keith Benford after they both jumped 6-11 1/2 (2.12m) with Thompson winning on countback for having a clean record until the bar was set at 7-4 1/4 (2.24m) which neither athlete cleared.
That cut eight points off the deficit and UTSA kept working away at it and took the lead after they earned 13 points in the Weight Throw with Phil Steinert finishing second (62-9 1/2 - 19.14m) and Garrett Jr. finishing fifth (58-3 - 17.75m).
UTSA managed first and second in the mile with Mike Medrano winning in a time of 4:18.85 with Nathan Collier coming in behind at 4:19.59 to give UTSA a ten point lead.
Nine more points were added for UTSA in the 400m before UTA worked back, cutting the lead to two with four events remaining.
UTSA gained ten points in the pole vault, to push the lead up to 12 before UTSA blew away thanks to WAC Championships record in the Mile relay with a UTSA record of 3:11.68 to the team of Nate Brunette, Darryl Wyrick, Joshua Smith and Christopher Hall.
UTSA wrapped things up with 15 points in the final event, the triple jump, with Ronson Small winning UTSA's sixth title of the meet with a 51-0 3/4 (15.56m).
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