Texas thrower Elena Bruckner competes in the discus competition during the Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays at Mike A. Myers Stadium in Austin, Texas, on Saturday, March 31, 2018. NICK WAGNER / AMERICAN-STATESMAN

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Texas adds wins and school record at Clemson Invitational

Posted January 19th, 2019

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The Longhorns added three wins and a school record on the final day of the Clemson Invitational in Clemson, S.C. Saturday.

Elena Bruckner recorded a second-place finish on the way to setting a school record in the weight throw. Her mark of 61 feet, 10 ½ inches put her at the top of the school’s list in the event.

Kynnedy Flannel added a second victory at the competition, winning the women’s 200 meters in 22.88 seconds. The personal best moved her to No. 5 all-time in the school’s history of the event. Flannel also won the 60 meters on the first day of action.

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“We had several student-athletes come back after yesterday and turn in strong performances again today, including Kynnedy Flannel with both performances being top 10 in program history,” head coach Edrick Floréal said. “She was just one of many who had very good weekends which we will build off of as our season continues next weekend.”

The men notched victories in the pole vault and the triple jump. O’Brien Wasome, last year’s NCAA champion in the triple jump, won the event with a mark of 52-8 ¾. Barrett Poth topped the field in the pole vault, clearing a height of 17-2 ¾. Teammate Nicholas Meaders took second in the event.

Gabby Crank and Alex Cruz also took second place finishes and recorded personal bests in their events. Crank finished the 800 meters in 2 minutes, 4.50 seconds and was the best collegiate finisher in the event. Cruz clocked a 9:38.74 as the top collegiate finisher in the 3,000 meters.

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