Throwers break records at the UTSA Invitational


While assistant coach Ty Sevin said he expected his throwers were going to break multiple school records this year, he probably didn’t expect such a strong start on both the women’s and men’s sides.

On the first day of the UTSA Invitational, redshirt sophomore Lauryn Caldwell broke her own school record in the hammer throw twice. Throwing 55.14 and 55.42 meters to best her previous mark of 53.94 meters, Caldwell ended up finishing fifth place. Junior Haley Crouser set a meet record in the shot put with a mark of 51.41 meters.

On the second day, freshman Elena Bruckner threw for 52.83 meters in the shot put to edge out her fellow teammate for a new meet record.

On the men’s side, redshirt sophomore Brian Peterson took first in the discus with a throw of 52.15 meters. Sophomore Chris Ntreh took third place in both of his events, running the 100 meters and 200 meters in 10.58 and 21.48 seconds, respectively.

“The sprinters that traveled to UTSA have been gearing up for an early start so we can build momentum into the season,” assistant coach Zach Glavash said. “I felt they competed well and will use these few weeks to make gains. It was a good opener for them.”

It’s all about improvement and rhythm for the handful of athletes who competed at the UTSA Invitational as they gear up for the Victor Lopez Classic at Rice University this weekend.