Capping his senior year, Roland Sales shattered the UTA record in the high jump, clearing 7 feet, 2 1/2 inches (2.20m) in February. He was also the Sun Belt Conference champion in the event and tied for 11th in the high jump at the NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships in March after clearing 6 feet, 11 3/4 inches (2.13m). Sales was the first UTA athlete to participate at the indoor championships since the Mavericks had a trio of qualifiers in 2013. It marked Sales' first career appearance at the indoor meet and was his best finish ever at an NCAA event. The former Arlington Bowie standout tied for 17th in his national debut at the 2015 NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships. Sales was named second-team All-American by the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association, becoming the first UTA athlete, male or female, to earn All-America honors in the high jump during either the indoor or outdoor season. In addition, the senior is the ninth men's athlete in program history to become an All-American in any individual event.
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