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Texas women’s track team takes first at Texas A&M 11-Team Invitational

Posted January 16th, 2016

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Texas freshman Teahna Daniels set a meet record in the 60 meter dash as the Texas women’s track and field team opened the 2016 indoor season with a team victory at the Texas A&M 11-Team Invitational on Saturday in College Station.

Daniels ran the 60-meters in 7.26 seconds, just .008 seconds ahead of teammate Morolake Akinosun.

Texas scored 122.5 points to beat host Texas A&M (92.75) and Big 12 rival Baylor (78.75). Texas freshman Asa Garcia helped out with a victory in the triple jump at 12.83 meters.

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The Texas A&M men’s team took the team title with 146 points. Texas placed second with 87.50 points and BYU was third with 72.50 points. Aggie freshman Donovan Brazier set an U.S. junior record in the 800 meter run after crossing in one minute 45.93 seconds. The previous record was 1 minute 47.84 seconds, set by Villanova’s John Marshall in 1982.

The Texas men’s team was led by three-time NCAA shot put champion Ryan Crouser. Crouser topped the 20-meter mark in the shot put to win the event at 20.02 meters. Longhorn Alan Zapalac won the weight throw with a 19.37 meter heave, the second longest in program history.

 

 

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