Track & Field Archives

‘I’m still gunning for the win’: Teahna Daniels to go for the gold three times in her Texas finale

On Saturday, Teahna Daniels will put on a Texas uniform for the last time. The senior sprinter has professional aspirations, but she admits the thought of becoming an ex-Longhorn hasn’t sunk in yet. That day is coming, though, and Daniels has ensured that she’ll at least have an opportunity to … Read More

Arkansas, LSU, USC women all make strong first impressions, setting tone for Day 2 at NCAAs

In football, you always want to score first. Rock ’em, sock ’em, knock ’em back on their heels. In basketball, that first bucket always feels good. Gets the blood flowing and plants seeds of doubt. In track, the 400-meter relay sets the tone. Read More

Barista, husband, father, now South Dakota’s Chris Nilsen is a three-time NCAA vaulting champ

Chris Nilsen makes a mean latte during his day job at Café Brulé, a charming spot in downtown Vermillion, S.D., with staples for breakfast and beef tips and wild salmon for dinner. “I like to think I make some pretty good coffee,” Nilsen said Wednesday. Read More

Texas’ Piperi opens NCAA outdoor championships with a national shot put title

Texas track athletes are celebrating their home field advantage in all its hot, oppressively humid glory. And the guy with the grandest achievement to celebrate was Adrian “Tripp” Piperi, who won the shot put with a heave of 69 feet, 3 and 1/4 inches. It allowed him to beat defending … Read More

Texas-based sprinters zoom past the competition Day 1 of NCAA outdoor championships

Texas-based sprinters circled the track Wednesday in such a blur, it was practically impossible to keep up at the NCAA outdoor championships. The humidity and intensity only kept rising at Mike A. Myers Stadium. Fans had their “Guns Up” not long after the gun went off. Read More

Cedric Golden

American-Statesman Staff

Golden: It takes a village — at the NCAA outdoor nationals, anyway

For the 1,215 athletes in town, the NCAA outdoor championships not only represent a chance to make history, but also a chance to do so in a cool city. The athletes are here to win, but there isn’t anything wrong with having a good time between heats. It’s Austin, after … Read More

Kirk Bohls

American-Statesman Staff

Bohls: Texas Tech’s world-class sprinters look simply ‘Divine’ at NCAA outdoors

Wes Kittley found the best pair of sprinters he’s ever coached at pretty much the opposite ends of the earth. The veteran Texas Tech coach located A.J. Hudson at high school powerhouse Cibolo Steele outside San Antonio. He spotted Divine Oduduru at a junior meet in Eugene, Ore. Everyone else … Read More

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Longhorns track and field stars honored as NCAA Championships set to begin

Texas track athletes Ashtin Zamzow and Teahna Daniels both earned honors ahead of the NCAA Championships, which will begin at Myers Stadium on Wednesday. Zamzow is the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association’s Athlete of the Year for the South Central Region, the association announced Tuesday. In … Read More

Multiple teams from Texas gunning for comfort boost with NCAA outdoor championships in Austin

Typically this time of year, the college track world descends on Eugene, Ore., for the NCAA outdoor track and field championships. A scenic backdrop, cool temperatures, a fast surface at the century-old Hayward Field? What’s not to love? But Oregon officials withdrew from … Read More

He grew up in RGIII’s hometown and went to Lam Jones’ high school, and Texas’ McCarter wants his own NCAA moment

Ask Steffin McCarter where he’s from and the Texas long jumper will tell you about Copperas Cove. His high school? That would be nearby Lampasas High. Now, in track and field circles — a circle that the junior has run in since he was seven years old — that means … Read More

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Texas track team has more athletes qualify for NCAA Championships

Jonathan Jones set a school record in the 400 meters and the Longhorns made it 11 total qualifiers for the NCAA Championships in Sacramento, Calif., on Friday night. Jones broke a 27-year-old record as he finished the 400 in 45.02 seconds to take second overall at the NCAA West Preliminaries. Read More

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Texas track and field begins competition at NCAA West Preliminaries

The Texas track and field squad had a couple of athletes qualify for the NCAA Championships during the NCAA West Preliminaries in Sacramento, Calif., on Thursday. Nine more Longhorns advanced to the quarterfinal round of their events. Steffin McCarter and Sophia Falco both qualified for the NCAA Championship in the … Read More

Cedric Golden

American-Statesman Staff

Golden: Austin has been home, sweet home for Texas heptathlete Ashtin Zamzow

Ashybelle’s Cookies is a now-defunct Austin-based business which took off in the summer of 2018. Ashtin Zamzow, its owner, wore several hats. “I baked, I delivered, I ordered, and I shipped,” Zamzow said. “I did everything. I was delivering cookies all over the place. It got pretty successful, but I … Read More

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Longhorns track and field to send 45 entries to NCAA West Preliminaries

The Longhorns have a total of 45 entries in the NCAA West Preliminaries, it was announced Thursday. The competition will take place at Hornet Stadium in Sacramento, Calif., on May 23-25. To qualify for the NCAA Outdoor Championships, competitors must finish in the top 12 of their event at the … Read More

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Led by Teahna Daniels, Texas sprints to a Big 12 sweep

For the fourth time in six years, the Texas women are the unquestioned queens of the Big 12’s track and field scene. Texas was the first to cross the finish line at the Big 12’s outdoor track and field meet on Sunday. This weekend’s triumph in Oklahoma comes nearly three … Read More

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Texas signees wrap up high school careers by winning gold at their future home

In Oklahoma over the weekend, Texas sophomore Tripp Piperi proved for the second straight outdoor season that he is the Big 12’s best in the shot put. Piperi wasn’t his family’s only standout on Saturday, though. Back at Myers Stadium, The Woodlands senior Patrick Piperi won the … Read More

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Zamzow and Piperi take home Big 12 crowns at Big 12 Championships

Ashtin Zamzow and Tripp Piperi took home Big 12 crowns to highlight the second day of the Big 12 Championships in Norman, Okla., on Saturday. Piperi claimed the Big 12 title in the shot put for the second year in a row with a mark of 67 feet, 3¼ inches. Read More

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Longhorns take two wins at Big 12 Championships

The Texas track and field team swept the javelin events to highlight the first day of the Big 12 Championships in Norman, Okla., on Friday. Ashtin Zamzow and Trevor Danielson came away with the wins for the Longhorns. Zamzow made it three straight UT titles in the event while Danielson … Read More

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Texas track and field team takes 10 wins at National Relay Championships

The Texas track and field team took 10 wins and set two meet records at the two-day National Relay Championships in Fayetteville, Ark. Tripp Piperi had the Longhorns’ only win Saturday, taking the top spot in the shot put with a meet record 67 feet, 6¼ inches. “It was pretty … Read More

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Texas track and field squad earns nine wins at National Relay Championships

The Texas track and field team earned nine wins and posted a meet record in the sprint medley relay on the first night of the National Relay Championships in Fayetteville, Ark. Washington Brown, Micaiah Harris, Jonathan Jones and Sam Worley teamed up to finish the sprint medley relay in 3 … Read More