Haley Crouser of UT competes in the Javelin Throw at the NCAA Track and Field Championships West Preliminary at Mike A. Myers Stadium on Thursday May 25, 2017. JAY JANNER / AMERICAN-STATESMAN

BEVO BEAT Track & Field

Texas track and field teams lead Texas Invitational

Posted April 14th, 2018

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The Texas track and field teams took five wins on the first day of the Texas Invitational at Myers Stadium Friday. The men’s and women’s teams lead the competition through eight events.

The men scored 69 points while the women posted 77. Kansas State is second in the men’s competition with 45 points. The Wildcats are also second in the women’s competition with 57 points.

The men earned victories in the javelin, shot put and 1,500 meters while the women triumphed in the javelin and 1,500 meters.

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Fabian Dohmann won the javelin with a mark of 234 feet, 6 inches. On the women’s side, Haley Crouser won as she recorded a distance of 167-2.

The Longhorns also swept the 1,500-meter events. John Rice posted a time of 3:48.41 for a personal best. Charles Mills came in second with a time of 3:50.98. Meghan Lloyd won with a time of 4:34.63.

“The distance events were so exciting to watch,” said interim head coach Tonja Buford-Bailey. “We have a really solid distance group and they really show themselves working together out here. Meghan Lloyd and John Rice are going to do so well in the steeple. It’s going to be fun to watch for the rest of the season.”

Tripp Piperi took another win for the men, finishing at the top of the rankings in the shot put with a mark of 64-3 1/4.

Sam Worley and Alex Rogers posted top-5 finishes in the 800-meter invitational. Worley finished in 1:48.63 while Rogers posted a time of 1:49.59.

In the women’s long jump, Georgia Wahl came away with a second-place finish. She posted a mark of 19-11 3/4 for a personal best.

Lauryn Caldwell and Elena Bruckner finished in the top-5 of the shot put. Caldwell took third with a mark of 48-0 while Bruckner was fifth with a distance of 47-5 1/4.

The Texas track and field squad concludes competition at the Texas Invitational on Saturday.

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