The Longhorns men’s track and field team won two events at the Texas Invitational on Friday and leads the competition through five of 20 events.
Fabian Dohmann and Alex Rogers earned maximum points for the Longhorns with their victories in the javelin and the 3,000-meter steeplechase.
After missing the 2016 season, Dohmann posted a mark of 229 feet, 4 inches to take the top spot in the javelin. It was the second best throw in the Big 12 this season.
“I was really happy to see Fabian competing out there from a short run. It was great for him to get back at it,” said head coach Mario Sategna. “He brings so much to our team, not just by his athletic ability, but you talk about a true team player.”
Rogers finished his race in 8 minutes, 48.92 seconds for the tenth best performance in school history.
Nick Phynn also earned points for Texas, finishing in third in the triple jump.
Texas leads the competition with 30 points while Kansas State, Michigan and Rice are tied for second with 23 points.
The Texas women are in sixth place with 11 points after a second-place finish by Haley Crouser in the javelin earned the team 10 points. She was the best collegiate athlete in the competition as Kara Winger, an Olympian and the American record holder, won the competition.
Kansas State leads the women with 62 points.
The second day of the Texas Invitational begins at 10 a.m. Saturday at Mike A. Myers Stadium.
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