OREM, Utah - University of Texas-Pan American senior sprinter Jameson Strachan took gold in both the 200 meter and 400 meter dashes to highlight the final day of the 2011 Great West Conference Outdoor Track and Field Championships Saturday afternoon on the Utah Valley University campus. The Broncs finished the women's division in fifth place, nine points out of third. The men finished in fourth place, 19 points out of third.
Strachan crossed the finish line for the 200 meter with a time of 21.32 seconds, a new personal best and the best time in the Great West all season long. In the 400 meter dash Strachan struck gold again with a time of 47.79, ahead of Utah Valley's Skylar Burningham (48.21) who crossed the finish as the runner-up.
"Jameson is capping off his senior year in style," UTPA Head Coach Dave Hartman said. "He approached this season with a fierce desire and focus to achieve great things. We eagerly anticipate what he will he will do at the NCAA's because we are just scratching the surface of what he is capable of."
Also on the men's side, freshman jumper Alejandro Treviņo finished fourth with a jump of 12.86 meters. In the javelin throw Jose Sciaraffa finished in fifth place with a throw of 51.58 meters.
On the women's side, freshman sprinter Jasmine Webb finished fourth in the 100m dash with a time of 12.06 second. She later ran the 200m dash and finished fifth with a time of 25.09 seconds.
Jumper Veronica Tabb finished sixth in the long jump by hitting a distance of 5.53m. In the triple jump Tabb hit a distance of 10.91m good for sixth in the competition. Abigail Garza finished seventh in the javelin throw with a distance of 32.53m.
"Overall we had a successful championship meet," Coach Hartman added. "Our men fought hard for the fourth place finish and the women were nine points out of third. We are proud of our group as they fought hard all weekend."
For the third straight year Utah Valley won both the men's and women's championship.