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Texas Relays and NCAA’s finale among the three events on Myers Stadium’s 2019 spring schedule

Texas’ track and field team unveiled the schedule for its 2019 outdoor season on Wednesday, and Myers Stadium is set to host three meets this spring. The annual Texas Relays will be held from March 27-30, and the Texas Invitational is set for May 4. The NCAA Outdoor Championships will also … Read More

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Texas track and field squad takes top-5 finishes at Reveille Invitational

The Texas track and field team recorded seven top-five finishes at the Reveille Invitational at Gilliam Indoor Track Stadium in College Station on Saturday. Teahna Daniels came away with the only win for the Longhorns, topping the field in the women’s 200-meter final. She finished in 23.66 seconds, and teammate … Read More

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Oh, brother: The Woodlands senior Patrick Piperi to join his sibling on Texas’ track and field team

When Patrick Piperi arrives at Texas next year, a familiar face will be waiting for him. Piperi announced on Monday that he has given a verbal commitment to UT’s track and field program. Piperi is a senior at The Woodlands High. He will compete in throwing events for the Longhorns. Read More

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Cross-country teams earn top-4 finishes at Barrios Invitational

The men’s and women’s cross-country teams were in competition Saturday at the Texas A&M Arturo Barrios Invitational in College Station. Destiny Collins finished in fourth place in the women’s 6-kilometer race, helping Texas secure fourth place overall. Alex Rogers took seventh place in the men’s 8K to lead Texas to … Read More

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Longhorns cross-country sweeps Texas Invitational

The Texas cross-country team started the season with a pair of wins at the Texas Invitational at Old Settlers Park in Round Rock Friday night. Destiny Collins won the women’s 4k race in 12 minutes, 58.20 seconds while Alex Cruz took second in 13:20.10. Texas finished with the top 18 … Read More

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University of Texas announces settlement amount in Bev Kearney discrimination case

The University of Texas has agreed to pay $600,000 to settle a race and gender discrimination lawsuit filed by Bev Kearney after she was forced out as women’s track coach in 2013, according to a copy of the settlement obtained Monday by the American-Statesman through an open records request. Kearney, … Read More

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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