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With arrival of Purdue’s Jim Garnham, Texas fills out its track and field program’s coaching staff

Texas announced on Monday that Jim Garnham will join the university’s track and field team as an assistant coach. Garnham will coach the vertical jumps and combined events at Texas. He replaces Matthew McGee, who was not retained after two years in Austin. Read More

NCAA argues in former Texas track coach alleged sex abuse case it has no legal duty to protect athletes

Olympic high jumper Erin Aldrich was not surprised when she read the NCAA’s latest response to the lawsuit she and two other track and field athletes filed against the organization. Frustrated, yes, but not surprised. The NCAA, facing a potential landmark class action lawsuit, said it has no legal … Read More

Texas athletes, coaches take to Twitter; ‘Last time I checked burnt orange ain’t get murdered and oppressed’

With protests unfolding blocks from campus, Texas athletes and coaches expressed their feelings on social media about race relations, last week’s death of George Floyd and even digitally pushed back against those wanting them to stick to sports. “It’s an unpleasant time right now but not … Read More

Tara’s time: Following two odd years at Texas, Davis looks to capitalize on a big 2021

After two years at Texas, Tara Davis can count herself among both the most well-known and unknown athletes on campus. A junior in Texas’ track and field program, Davis has thousands more Instagram followers than her school’s starting quarterback. Her tweets are seen by 23,500 followers. Another 80,000 are watching … Read More

Recapping our Texas Ten: Joseph Ossai, Charli Collier were both breakout Longhorns

This was supposed to be a typically busy weekend in a whirlwind spring semester at Texas. Baseball, softball, track, tennis and golf should be going strong. Instead, it’s quiet. Nobody knows when this coronavirus stoppage will end, and everybody is now worried about football season. School … Read More

Texas athletes, coaches come to grips with stoppage, all wonder what’s next

Those in the stands cheered the NCAA’s decision to cancel March Madness and all spring championships over coronavirus fears. The competitors in the arena were devastated. “Speechless,” Texas guard Sug Sutton tweeted Thursday. Her Longhorns teammate Joyner Holmes tweeted, “Absolutely speechless… … Read More

Former Texas track and field coach John Rembao accused of sexual harassment in lawsuit

On Wednesday, three former Texas track and field athletes filed a class-action complaint against the NCAA, the NCAA board of governors and longtime track coach John Rembao for what they allege were dozens of incidents of sexual harassment and sexual abuse when Rembao recruited and coached them. The women argue … Read More

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Texas Relays still ‘all set to go’ amidst coronavirus outbreak

Despite the outbreak of the coronavirus, Texas track and field coach Edrick Floréal expressed optimism on Tuesday that the Texas Relays will go on as planned. Floréal made his comments while meeting with the media to preview the NCAA’s indoor championships. Last week, coronavirus concerns led … Read More

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Texas indoor track performances garner awards

The Big 12 voted Edrick Floréal as the women’s indoor track coach of the year, and the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association did the same for the south central region. Julien Alfred and Leo Neugebauer took honors as Big 12 women’s performer of the year and … Read More

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Texas women win Big 12 Indoor Championship, men take third

The Texas women set a new record on the way to capturing a third straight Big 12 Indoor Championship in Ames, Iowa, on Saturday. The Longhorns scored 180.33 points, the best ever, en route to their sixth title in seven years. The men’s team finished in third place with 118 … Read More

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Texas track and field begins action at Big 12 Indoor Championships

The Texas track and field team boasted an individual title, a relay championship and 22 qualifying results at the first day of the Big 12 Indoor Championships in Ames, Iowa, on Friday. The Texas women are in third place after the first day while the men sit in fourth. O’Brien … Read More

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Black History Month at Texas: James Means

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 athlete James Means.  Means participated alongside Oliver Patterson at a track and field meet in College Station … Read More

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Black History Month at Texas: Michelle Carter

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 star Michelle Carter. Only four Longhorns have won ever individual gold medals at … Read More

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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