A pair of school records and various personal bests were set as the Texas track and field team competed at two events Friday.
Sam Worley broke the school’s record in the mile, becoming the first runner to break 3 minutes, 58 seconds in the event. He ran a time of 3:57.98 to win the event at the Husky Classic in Seattle. Worley’s time is the best in the nation.
“It’s exciting as things are starting to click just before championship season,” said Worley. “To have a national mark down takes a lot of pressure off. Now the focus is about winning races and chasing team titles.”
Alex Rogers also broke a school record in the 3,000 meters, setting a new mark that’s five seconds better than the old one. Rogers clocked a time of 7:51.11 for second place and the fifth-best time in the country.
Gabby Crank also competed at the Husky Classic, finishing the 800 meters in 2:05.16 for third place and the third-best time in school history.
In Lubbock at the Texas Tech Shootout, the Longhorns took three more wins and various personal bests at altitude.
Jonathan Jones highlighted the event with a win in the 400 meters that yielded the No. 2 time in the world. He finished the race in 45.38 seconds to set a Barbados Indoor National record, a meet record and a facility record. It was the No. 2 time in school history as well.
John Burt also came away victorious, clocking 7.85 in the 60-meter hurdles. He was even faster in the prelim, recording a time of 7.82.
Kynnedy Flannel rounded out the Longhorn victories with a win in the 60 meters. She recorded a time of 7.292 to barely beat teammate Teahna Daniels by .004 seconds.
Action will continue Saturday at the Texas Tech Shootout.
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