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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

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Texas twice falls short of team titles as hurdlers, distance runners race to the Big 12’s medal stand

After spending the weekend in Waco, Texas was given a set of silver as a parting gift. Two Texas teams earned runner-up recognition at the Big 12’s track and field meet, which concluded on Sunday night. The UT women finished just four points behind Kansas State, which scored 135 points … Read More

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Future Longhorns a presence on the medal stand at Texas-hosted state meet

While Texas was competing for Big 12 championships in Waco this weekend, a few future Longhorns were getting comfortable at their new home. The University Interscholastic League’s annual track and meet served as a showcase for a handful of athletes who have signed with Texas. Six medals … Read More

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Steele Wasik wins back-to-back titles, Longhorns in second at Big 12 Championships

Steele Wasik became the second athlete to win back-to-back Big 12 titles in the decathlon and the Longhorns track and field teams took four wins overall on the second day of the Big 12 Championships in Waco Saturday. Wasik, John Rice, Tripp Piperi and Kally Long each recorded victories to … Read More

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Haley Crouser sets school record at Big 12 Championships

Haley Crouser set a school record as she took the top spot in the women’s javelin event on the first day of the Big 12 Championships in Waco Friday. Fabian Dohmann won the men’s event for his second Big 12 title and a clean sweep for the Longhorns in the … Read More

Alan Zapalac — Texas’ ‘Thor’ with the hammer — looks to help Horns build on their Big 12 success

Years ago, Alan Zapalac made his own bed. While that may seem like a customary chore for a college freshman, Zapalac literally made the bed for his 6-7, 320-pound frame. He’s also constructed all the furniture and picture frames he owns. He caught the building bug from his father, a … Read More

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The active 2018 Texas Exes power rankings: No. 10 Courtney Okolo, 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. 10 Courtney Okolo, track and field After winning multiple state track and field championships at Carrollton Newman High School, Courtney Okolo came to Texas and dominated her sport. Read More

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Shiann Salmon becomes the most-recent Jamaican standout to join Texas’ track and field team

Texas has found an elite prospect in a familiar place. Texas’ track and field program announced the signing of Shiann Salmon on Tuesday. A Jamaica native, Salmon becomes the 10th woman in UT’s 2018 recruiting class. Salmon is expected to compete in the 400-meter dash and 400-meter hurdles at Texas. Read More