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Texas interrupts the line of succession at Arizona State as Edrick Floréal completes his coaching staff

Four days after Devin West joined the Longhorns, Texas track and field coach Edrick Floréal announced the hire of assistant coach Matthew McGee on Tuesday. Those two hires complete Floréal’s first-ever coaching staff at Texas. Three of UT’s five new assistants hail from the Pac-12, which Floréal once … Read More

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Arkansas adds ex-Texas coach Mario Sategna to its track and field program

Five months after an abrupt separation from the University of Texas, Mario Sategna has landed his next job. Arkansas men’s track and field coach Chris Bucknam added Sategna to his coaching staff on Monday. Sategna will coach field events at Arkansas. He has specialized in tutoring throwers and multi-event athletes in … Read More

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Texas hires Virginia’s Pete Watson to coach its men’s cross-country team

Texas track and field coach Edrick Floréal announced on Monday that Pete Watson will lead the men’s cross-country team and distance runners. Watson spent the previous seven seasons in a similar role at Virginia. Last week, PattiSue Plumer was tabbed to coach UT’s female runners. “We are … Read More

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After splitting its cross-country program, Texas hires an ex-Olympian to coach its women

Texas track and field coach Edrick Floréal announced on Friday that ex-Olympian PattiSue Plumer has been tabbed to coach UT’s women’s cross-country team and distance runners. Plumer has been the cross-country and track and field coach at California’s Gunn High School since 2013. Texas has not yet announced who will lead … Read More

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Piperi sets American record at World U20 Championships

Texas track and field athlete Tripp Piperi set an American U20 record in the shot put at the IAAF World U20 Championships in Tampere, Finland Tuesday. The rising sophomore won the silver medal with a throw of 22.06 meters on his fifth attempt of the event. He came up one … Read More

Texas coaches Mike White, Edrick Floréal to each receive base salaries of $450,000

Oregon officials didn’t want to pay up to keep successful softball coach Mike White. Money didn’t stop Texas. In June 2015, White agreed to a six-year contract with the Ducks worth about $237,500 annually, according to the Eugene Register-Guard. The school wasn’t interested in giving White … Read More

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Texas’ track and field team hires an award-winning assistant coach to mentor its throwers

New Texas track and field coach Edrick Floréal has added the first piece to the puzzle that is his coaching staff. Texas announced on Monday that Zeb Sion will serve as the school’s throws coach. Sion is the first hire made by Floréal, who took over UT’s … Read More

Texas athletics, 2017-18: A year of wins on the field, but also transformative change off it

For Texas athletics, the 2017-18 athletic year was successful. Taken on the whole, it always is. Sure, the Longhorns enjoyed their typical success in non-revenue sports. Texas hauled in yet another national championship in men’s swimming and diving, its fourth straight and 14th overall under legendary … Read More

Five years later, Texas, Bev Kearney agree to settle former track coach’s discrimination lawsuit

Former women’s track Bev Kearney and the University of Texas have agreed to settle a lawsuit that claimed the school discriminated against her because of her gender and race when it fired her more than five years ago. Jody Mask, Kearney’s attorney, confirmed on Wednesday to the American-Statesman that the … Read More

#FloKnows he’s ready: New Texas track coach Edrick Floréal is ‘prepared for this moment’

New Texas track and field coach Edrick Floréal has done such impressive work at Stanford and Kentucky, he’s got his own hashtag and meme — #FloKnows. It’s darn near universal. As in, #FloKnows history. At Arkansas, Floréal was one of the nation’s top triple-jumpers. The five-time … Read More

Texas tabs Kentucky’s Edrick Floréal to lead its track and field program

Edrick Floréal will be the next head coach of Texas’ track and field program, the school announced on Wednesday. The coaching hire — the first of Chris Del Conte’s tenure as UT’s director of athletics — comes four months after the dismissal of Mario Sategna. Floréal will … Read More

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Longhorns close out NCAA Outdoor Championships

Three Texas hurdlers scored points for the Longhorns and Ashtin Zamzow recorded the best finish in the heptathlon in UT history at the NCAA Outdoor Championships in Eugene, Ore. Saturday. The Longhorns scored seven points to finish in a tie for 34th as the top teams fought it out in … Read More

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Worley highlights last day of NCAA Outdoor Championships for Texas men

Sam Worley notched a fifth-place finish as the Texas men closed out the NCAA Outdoor Championships in Eugene, Ore. on Friday. Texas finished competition in 25th place with 12 points scored. Georgia picked up its first men’s outdoor track title with 52 points, ten more than second place Florida. The … Read More

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Texas hurdlers highlight action at NCAA Outdoor Championships

The Texas track and field team had a handful of qualifying performances in hurdles to highlight the second day at the NCAA Outdoor Championships in Eugene, Ore. Thursday. The Texas women have yet to score and Stanford leads with 25 points. A trio of UT track sprinters qualified for the … Read More

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Texas track and field squad begins NCAA Outdoor Championships

Tripp Piperi took fourth place in the shot put as UT began competition at the NCAA Outdoor Championships in Eugene, Ore., on Wednesday. Texas was 15th with seven points through one day. Georgia led with 20 points. Piperi posted a personal best of 66 feet, 11½ inches. Fabian Dohmann was … Read More

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More Longhorns qualify for NCAA Track and Field Championships

The Longhorns added to their contingent for the NCAA Championships as seven men, two women and both women’s relay teams qualified Saturday at the NCAA West Preliminaries in Sacramento, Calif. That puts 11 women’s entries and nine men’s entries in the field June 6-9 at Eugene, Ore. John Burt, a … Read More

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Texas track advances six more to NCAA Championships

The Texas track and field team advanced six Longhorns to the NCAA Championships at the NCAA West Preliminaries in Sacramento, Calif., late Friday. Five women and one man advanced to compete in Eugene, Ore., making it seven total qualifiers from the competition so far. Elena Bruckner posted … Read More

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Haley Crouser advances to NCAA Championships

Texas’ Haley Crouser qualified for the NCAA Championships in the javelin at the NCAA West Preliminaries at Hornet Stadium in Sacramento, Calif., on Thursday. Crouser had the seventh-best distance of the day at 168 feet, 7 inches. The back-to-back Big 12 champion will attempt to attain All-America status in back-to-back … Read More

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Sam Worley shares Big 12 co-freshman of the year honor

The Big 12 announced its outdoor awards for the 2018 season and UT’s Sam Worley shared Big 12 freshman of the year honors with Vernon Turner of Oklahoma. Worley also won the fall season award as the top rookie. The freshman set a facility record at the Big 12 Championships … Read More

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The active 2018 Texas Exes power rankings: No. 7 Michelle Carter, track and field

We’re counting down the 25 best former Texas athletes still competing in their sport. Each day we’ll reveal a new athlete.   No. 7 Michelle Carter, track and field Michelle Carter arrived at Texas as a record-breaking high school champion from Red Oak High School. Carter and her father, Olympic champion … Read More