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Black History Month at Texas: Marshevet Hooker

Throughout Black History Month, the American-Statesman will take a daily look at the black athletes who have had a lasting impact in Texas’ athletic department. Today, we are writing about track and field standout Marshevet Hooker. Hooker starred at Texas from 2004-06. During her time with the Longhorns, Hooker was … Read More

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Indoor season ends for Texas’ Sam Worley following an injury in Seattle

Texas junior Sam Worley will miss the rest of the indoor track and field season after fracturing his tibia at a meet in Seattle. Worley discussed his injury on his Instagram page on Tuesday. He was injured while competing in the men’s mile at the Husky Classic this past Saturday. Read More

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Track and field stars post high national marks in split-squad action

The Longhorns’ track and field squad split for a trio of competitions starting Friday, posting high national marks in one of them. The majority of action happened at the Tiger Paw Invitational in Clemson, S.C. Kynnedy Flannel finished the women’s 200 meters in 22.93 seconds for third place and the … Read More

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Micaiah Harris named Big 12 athlete of the week

Micaiah Harris had a big week, breaking his own school record in the 200 meters and now earning the honor of Big 12 men‘s athlete of the week, the league announced Wednesday. Harris posted a time of 20.49 seconds in the 200 at the Razorback Invitational. That‘s the best time … Read More

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Black History Month at Texas: Sanya Richards-Ross

Throughout Black History Month, the American-Statesman will take a daily look at the black athletes who have had a lasting impact in Texas’ athletic department. Today, we are writing about track and field standout Sanya Richards-Ross. Richards-Ross spent only two years with the Longhorns, but she made the most out … Read More

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Texas men win Arkansas Invitational, women take third place

The Texas men’s team came away with the top spot at the Arkansas Invitational in Fayetteville on Saturday while the women took third place. The Longhorns scored 79 points, four points ahead of Oregon and six points ahead of host Arkansas to claim the win. The men sealed the victory … Read More

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Texas track and field earns more wins and a school record

The Texas track and field program finished up split-squad competition Saturday, coming away with two wins and another school record. The Longhorns competed at the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Invitational in Albuquerque, N.M. and the John Thomas Terrier Classic in Boston, Mass. simultaneously. During the two-day competitions, Texas won … Read More

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Two school records fall during split-squad track and field competition

The Texas track and field team competed in split-squad action Friday and came away with a pair of school records. The Longhorns competed at the John Thomas Terrier Classic in Boston, Mass. and the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Collegiate Invitational in Albuquerque, N.M. Micaiah Harris broke the men’s school … Read More

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Texas track takes seven wins at Hilton Memorial Invitational

The Texas track and field teams picked up five individual wins and two relay triumphs at the Leonard Hilton Memorial Invitational in Houston on Friday. Micaiah Harris won the men’s 400 meters in 46.61 seconds for the second best mark in the world this season. He started and finished the … Read More

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Texas wins gold on the recruiting trail as Aledo’s Morris twins pledge to the Longhorns

After receiving verbal commitments from a pair of gold medalists, burnt orange won’t be the only color tied to the Texas track and field program’s upcoming recruiting class. Gracie Morris, a senior at Aledo High, tweeted on Sunday that she will run at Texas next year. Graydon Morris, Gracie’s twin … Read More

The Statesman Interview: From Texas to the Olympics, Leo Manzano blazed a champion’s trail

For roughly two decades, Leo Manzano set a track and field standard of excellence in high school, college and international competition. Perhaps the peak of that career was his sprint to the finish that earned him an Olympic silver medal at the 2012 Olympics in London. For the record, he … Read More

Texas’ Teahna Daniels on her surprise USATF 100-meter title: ‘I don’t have any more chances’

At the NCAA outdoor championships in June, Texas senior Teahna Daniels watched an opportunity slip away. Nervous to rise to the occasion on her home track at Myers Stadium, Daniels hesitated in the blocks of the 100 final. One lane over, LSU freshman … Read More

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Teahna Daniels wins U.S. 100m title, 12 Longhorns qualify for World Championships

University of Texas graduate Teahna Daniels was the surprise winner of the 100 meters this past Friday at the USATF Outdoor Championships and is one of 12 Longhorns who qualified to compete at the IAAF World Championships this fall. After placing just fourth at the NCAA Championships in Austin last … Read More

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Report: False start leads to a futile run for Longhorn record holder Jonathan Jones

Perhaps the best run of Texas freshman Jonathan Jones’ life will not count. FloTrack reported on Friday that Jones was one of three runners that did not realize that a false start had been called in a 400-meter race at the IAAF Diamond League meet in Monaco. Read More

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Texas’ Ashtin Zamzow, Oklahoma’s Kyler Murray honored as Big 12 Athletes of the Year

Texas senior Ashtin Zamzow couldn’t have finished her collegiate career any better. She graduated with a degree in exercise science, a minor in business and won the NCAA national championship in the heptathlon. On Thursday, Zamzow was recognized as the Big 12 Female Athlete of the … Read More

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Texas’ Ashtin Zamzow joins Richardson, Ostrander among semifinalists for prestigious track award

Ashtin Zamzow may not be done making history at Texas. Zamzow, a senior heptathlete, was named a semifinalist for the Bowerman Award on Wednesday. Since 2009, the Bowerman Award has been given to the top male and female athletes in collegiate track and field. Courtney Okolo, a two-time … Read More

Arkansas women win seesaw battle vs. USC to clinch NCAA outdoor track title

Arkansas and USC athletes knew Saturday would be a long, hot dogfight in the withering Texas heat at the NCAA outdoor championships. The nation’s top two women’s track and field teams were scheduled to meet in six different events. May the fastest women win. Read More

Boise State’s Allie Ostrander blisters field to stay perfect in NCAA steeplechase

Allie Ostrander first started honing her racing skills when she was in grade school. That’s when she’d run with other girls and boys her age and conquer the Mount Marathon in Seward, Alaska. Competitors ran up the mountain, with the course climbing more than 3,000-feet in … Read More

Going out with gold: Ashtin Zamzow closes out her time at Texas with a historic win in the heptathlon

On a sunny Saturday in Austin, Ashtin Zamzow found herself with four hours to kill. The Texas senior had finished throwing the javelin around 3:15 p.m., but the final event in the NCAA’s heptathlon competition wasn’t scheduled to start until 7:13 that evening. So, Zamzow got treatment on her knee … Read More

Kansas’ Bryce Hoppel ends perfect season with NCAA 800-meter title

As his unbeaten streak continued to grow, the next race was always the most difficult one for Kansas junior Bryce Hoppel. “Whatever race I run is the hardest,” Hoppel explained. Hoppel culminated his perfect season by winning the men’s 800 meters at the NCAA Track and Field Championships Friday night … Read More