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PHOTO HISTORY: Is ‘Lam’ Jones the greatest athlete in UT history?

John Burt is an amazing athlete. The two-sports star at Texas is having another terrific start to the track season: Have a look at what John Burt's up to this January. — Brian Davis (@BDavisAAS) January 20, 2018 But he’s … Read More

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Texas track and field teams take second place in College Station

The Texas track and field teams took second place at the Texas A&M Quadranguler on Saturday in College Station. The men won nine events on the day, but the Aggies came out victorious. Texas A&M scored 164 points while Texas recorded 160.5. On the women’s side, the Aggies scored 150 … Read More

Texas throwers and vaulters have big day at Corky Classic

Saturday was a big day for Texas’ throwers and vaulters at the Corky Classic in Lubbock. Tripp Piperi set a meet record at Tech’s new Sports Performance Center as he put the shot 63 feet, 11 ¾ inches to take first place. The freshman looks to be well on his … Read More

Texas to help open Texas Tech’s track facility as indoor season resumes

This weekend, Texas will return to the track and the field. Texas’ track and field program will send the bulk of its athletes to Texas Tech’s Corky Classic on Saturday. For Texas, the indoor season technically began at last month’s Clemson Opener. Only eight Longhorns were sent to that competition, … Read More

Longhorns win multiple events at Clemson Opener

A multitude of Longhorns opened the indoor track and field season with victories at the Clemson Opener on Saturday in Clemson, S.C. Alan Zapalac and O’Brien Wasome highlighted the day with personal-best performances. Wasome won the long jump with a mark of 25 feet, 8 inches to set a meet … Read More

Akinosun wins gold, Hardee bows out at World Championships

Morolake Akinosun took home a relay gold medal while another former Longhorn, Trey Hardee, had a disappointing end to his bid for a third World Championships title at the IAAF World Championships in London Saturday. “This is my last meet. This is it. I’m going to ride off into the … Read More

Trey Hardee sits in fifth at IAAF World Championships

Former Texas Longhorns athlete Trey Hardee sits in fifth place following Friday’s first five events of the decathlon at the IAAF World Championships in London. Hardee recorded three season’s bests and scored 4,313 points in an attempt to take his third world title. He won the gold medal in 2009 … Read More

Michelle Carter takes bronze at IAAF World Championships

Michelle Carter had to deal with rain and tough competition as she took home a bronze medal Wednesday at the IAAF World Championships in London. Her best throw in the shot put went 62 feet, 9 1/2 inches and was good for the first medal won by a current or … Read More

Michelle Carter advances to shot put final at World Championships

Olympic gold medalist and former Longhorn Michelle Carter advanced to the shot put finals at the IAAF World Championships in London on Tuesday. The American record holder hit the automatic qualifying mark on her first and only throw. She put the shot 62 feet, 1 inch as she’s attempting to … Read More

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Texas ex Ryan Crouser advances to IAAF World Championships final

Texas ex Ryan Crouser cruised to the final round of the men’s shot put at the 2017 IAAF World Championships on Saturday morning in London. Crouser, the No. 1-ranked shot putter in the world, needed only one attempt to surpass the automatic qualifying mark and advance to the final. He … Read More

Former Longhorns named captains at IAAF World Championships

Athletes for Team USA voted on team captains before the start of the IAAF World Championships in London and chose two former Longhorns, Michelle Carter and Trey Hardee. Texas head coach Mario Sategna is also in London, serving as the U.S. men’s head coach for the first time. He’s served … Read More

Stage all set for Longhorn Trey Hardee at worlds after Eaton’s retirement

Trey Hardee wants to set the record straight: No, he’s not retired. Never has been. The thought really never crossed his mind. The two-time world champion decathlete understands why everyone may have jumped to that conclusion. He’s 33, has been sidelined by an assortment of injuries and did some broadcasting … Read More

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George Patrick wins gold at the Pan American Junior Championships

George Patrick had a dominating performance in the decathlon at the Pan American Junior Championships in Trujillo, Peru, on Saturday. The Longhorn won six of the 10 events on his way to scoring 7,514 points to pick up the gold medal for Team USA. He won by more than 300 … Read More

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Texas’ nominees for Big 12 Athlete of the Year announced

A pair of Texas’ most decorated seniors have one more shot at glory in burnt orange, and they’re relying on help from Longhorns fans. The Big 12 Conference released the nominees for the Big 12 Athlete of the Year awards, and UT’s representatives are Chrisann Gordon … Read More

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Pair of Texas hurdlers qualify for finals at Canadian Championships

A pair of Texas hurdlers advanced to the finals of the Canadian Championships on Saturday in Ottawa, Canada. Kirema Macharia won his heat in the men’s 400-meter hurdles, advancing automatically to the final on Sunday. His time of 53.64 seconds was third best in the preliminaries. Mariam Abdul-Rashid finished second … Read More

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Six current and former Longhorns set to compete at IAAF World Championships

The Texas track and field program will be represented by six current and former Longhorns at the IAAF World Championships in London in August. Three others qualified as alternates for Team USA. Three members of Team USA will represent Texas at the World Championships. Ryan Crouser, who won the shot … Read More

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Michelle Carter adds bronze medal at USATF Championships

The Texas Longhorns track program was represented well on the third day of the USATF Championships in Sacramento, Calif. Saturday. A former Longhorn earned a bronze medal while others advanced to sprint finals. Michelle Carter, 2016 Olympic gold medalist in the shot put, took home a bronze in the event … Read More

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Trey Hardee wins fourth decathlon title at USATF Championships

Texas ex Trey Hardee once again won the national title in the decathlon at the USATF Championships in Sacramento, Calif. on Friday. He scored 8,225 points, edging out Zach Ziemek by just 70 points. It’s Hardee’s fourth time winning the title. Hardee held a 134-point lead over Devon Williams of … Read More

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Current and former Longhorns compete at USATF Championships

Numerous current and former Longhorns kicked off action at the USATF Championships as well as the Jamaican National Championships Thursday. The USATF Junior Championships also began with various Texas athletes competing, highlighted by George Patrick who leads the decathlon after five events. Patrick, a freshman, dominated the competition as he … Read More

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Current and former Longhorns attempt to qualify for IAAF World Championships

Nearly two dozen current and former Longhorns are set to compete at the USATF Championships in Sacramento, Calif., beginning Thursday in an effort to qualify for the IAAF World Championships. Qualifiers at the USATF Championships will compete at the IAAF World Championships this summer. Qualifiers of the USATF Junior Championships, … Read More