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Texas track and field posts pair of wins, personal bests at two invitationals

The Texas track and field team finished up action at the Houston Invitational and the UW Invitational Saturday, posting a pair of wins in the process. Distance runners competed at the UW Invitational in Seattle while a mix of field competitors and distance runners competed in Houston. Destiny Collins took … Read More

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Longhorns track and field sets school record, competes at two events

Texas Longhorns track and field action was highlighted by a new school record set at the UW Invitational in Seattle, Wash. Friday. The track and field team split the squad and sent athletes to both the Houston Invitational and the UW Invitational. The women set a new school record in … Read More

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Texas adds wins and school record at Clemson Invitational

The Longhorns added three wins and a school record on the final day of the Clemson Invitational in Clemson, S.C. Saturday. Elena Bruckner recorded a second-place finish on the way to setting a school record in the weight throw. Her mark of 61 feet, 10 ½ inches put her at … Read More

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Longhorns win six events at Clemson Invitational

The Texas track and field squad recorded six wins, and several personal bests, on the first day of the Clemson Invitational in Clemson, S.C. Friday. “We had a very successful first day this afternoon at the Clemson Invitational,” head coach Edrick Floréal said. “We had six student-athletes post wins and … Read More

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After a strange saga, Crayton Carrozza becomes a ‘massive addition’ to Texas’ 2019 recruiting class

Crayton Carrozza will resume running at Texas. Texas’ track and field program has announced the signing of Carrozza. A senior at St. Stephen’s Episcopal in Austin, Carrozza was the Southwest Preparatory Conference’s cross-country champion as a sophomore and junior. He also owns the SPC records for the 800-meter, 1,600-meter and 3,200-meter … Read More

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Texas track and field records six wins at Ted Nelson Invitational

The Texas track and field team took six wins at the Ted Nelson Invitational in College Station Saturday night. Elena Bruckner highlighted the action, winning two events. Bruckner won the weight throw with a second-best school mark of 61 feet, 3 1/2 inches. She also took the shot put event … Read More

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Texas adds an All-American to its track and field program, but Tara Davis’ debut must wait

All-American Tara Davis has joined the Texas track and field program after a contentious transfer from Georgia, the school announced on Wednesday. Davis, who is currently a sophomore, must sit out the 2019 seasons due to the NCAA’s transfer rules. When she is eligible to compete, she will resume a … Read More

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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