Track & Field
The UTSA men’s track and field team won the Southland Conference Outdoor Championship over the weekend, running the table in Southland competition after winning the Indoor Championship in February. The team heads to Austin on May 24 for the NCAA Championships Preliminary Rounds.
The women’s track and field team also impressed over the weekend, finishing in second place to Stephen F. Austin by a mere 2.5 points, which was the program’s best result in 15 years.
The Roadrunner baseball team dropped two of three games this weekend to the rival Texas State Bobcats, eliminating UTSA from postseason contention after falling to 10-19 in conference. UTSA also failed to complete the season-sweep of Baylor, falling to the Bears 14-3 in Waco on Tuesday night.
The team closes out the season at home this weekend, hosting Lamar for games on Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
With the success in track and field, UTSA now sits in second place in the Southland Commissioner’s Cup standings, just one and a half points behind leader Stephen F. Austin. However, if the current standings hold through this weekend in baseball, Texas State will likely jump into second place, and possibly contend with the Lumberjacks for the title. Either way, it seems likely that UTSA will finish the year in third place in the overall standings and in fourth place for the men’s title. UTSA already secured third place in the overall women’s standings after this weekend’s track and field results.
It has been reported by IRS that the UTSA basketball team has picked up transfer George Matthews from Utah. With the recent additions to the program, it appears that one player currently on scholarship will need to be cut from the team. There has been some message board speculation recently that Melvin Johnson could be (and quite frankly, should be) the guy to go, so check back in the next couple weeks to see how this develops.
Rowdyville user forerunner posted a nice summary of the women’s basketball recruiting picture for 2012, which could also require one or more players to be released from their scholarships to accommodate new additions. It was also reported that UTSA has already picked up its first commitment for the 2014 cycle from Carlie Heineman of Marshall HS and San Antonio Finest.
The softball team failed to emerge from the Southland Conference Tournament over the weekend, defeating Central Arkansas in the first round before falling to Texas State and Texas A&M-Corpus Christi in the double-elimination tournament.
The men’s tennis team was swept by #14 California on Saturday in the first round of the NCAA Tournament, ending their season.
The UTSA women’s golf team finished in 20th place at the the NCAA Central Regional over the weekend, ending their most successful season in school history.