Texas runner Destiny Collins (right) and Lakeisha Warner of Clemson compete in the 3,200-meter relay during the Texas Relays at Myers Stadium on April 1, 2017. [Jay Janner/American-Statesman]

BEVO BEAT Track & Field

Texas track and field posts pair of wins, personal bests at two invitationals

Posted January 26th, 2019

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The Texas track and field team finished up action at the Houston Invitational and the UW Invitational Saturday, posting a pair of wins in the process.

Distance runners competed at the UW Invitational in Seattle while a mix of field competitors and distance runners competed in Houston.

Destiny Collins took second place in the women’s 3,000 meters in Seattle with a personal-best time of 9 minutes, 19.96 seconds.

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Alex Rogers posted a third-place finish and a personal best in the mile. He finished in 3:58.79.

Sofie Kirkegaard also took a third-place finish in the women’s 400 meters. She clocked in at 56.35.

In Houston, the Longhorns took a couple of victories and set numerous personal bests.

Pedro Nasta won the 3,000 meters in 8:25.29. The Longhorns also won the distance medley relay in 12:06.69.

Alex Loving, competing in his first heptathlon, scored 5,134 points for a fourth-place finish.

Texas took third place in both the men’s and women’s pole vault events. Barrett Poth cleared 16 feet, 6 3/4 inches while Shay Petty cleared 13-1 1/2.

Jordan Welborn finished the women’s mile in 5:01.44 to take third place.

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