Track & Field Archives

Cedric Golden

American-Statesman Staff

Golden: Does 33-year-old Trey Hardee have one more Olympics in him? He sure hopes so

Trey Hardee could retire right now and no one would blame him. He’s won two world decathlon championships, a silver medal at the 2012 Olympics and has been blessed with a beautiful wife and daughter. But the former Texas All-American isn’t finished even at the relatively advanced track-and-field age of … Read More

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Chrisann Gordon’s victory makes the 400-meter dash the top individual event at Texas

Competing in Eugene, Ore., on Saturday, Texas senior Chrisann Gordon won a NCAA championship in the 400-meter dash. The victory gave UT’s women’s track and field program its seventh win in the 400-meter dash at the NCAA’s outdoor meet. No other university has won more than … Read More

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Chrisann Gordon wins title in 400 meters at NCAA Championships

Chrisann Gordon locked up her first individual national championship as she won the women’s 400 meters at the NCAA Championships in Eugene, Ore. Saturday night. Gordon finished the race in 50.51 seconds to capture the Longhorns’ third title in the 400 in four years. It was the seventh championship in … Read More

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Texas men tie best finish at NCAA Championships in 400 relay

The Texas men tied their best finish as they took fifth place in the 400-meter relay at the NCAA Championships on Friday in Eugene, Ore. The Longhorns finished tied for 26th overall in the team standings with 10 points as Florida took the men’s title with 61.5 points, edging Texas … Read More

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Longhorn sprinters shine in semifinals at NCAA Championships

The Texas women’s track and field squad turned in top performances in the sprint semifinals at the NCAA Championships in Eugene, Ore. on Thursday night. Teahna Daniels and Chrisann Gordon each qualified first in their events while Rushelle Burton and Ariel Jones qualified fifth in their respective hurdle competitions. Daniels … Read More

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Longhorns track and field team breaks school record at NCAA Championships

The Texas men’s 400-meter relay team broke the school record to qualify for the final on the first day of the NCAA Championships at Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore. on Wednesday. Carlton Anumnu, Aldrich Bailey Jr., Charles Anumnu and Senoj-Jay Givans finished the race in 38.68 seconds to beat the … Read More

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Gold medalist Sanya Richards-Ross opens up about abortion before 2008 Olympics

In her new memoir, “Chasing Grace,” five-time Olympic medalist and Texas ex Sanya Richards-Ross reveals that she had an abortion in the weeks leading up to the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing. In excerpts provided to Essence, Richards-Ross writes about the decision she made with fiancé … Read More

An Aggie’s record 400 overshadows Texas hurdlers at NCAA West regional

When Spencer Dunkerley-Offor glanced at the Myers Stadium scoreboard after his 110-meter hurdles race Friday at the NCAA West regional track and field championships, he saw a time of 12.6 seconds by his name. That would have been in world-record territory. “I thought to myself, ‘That’s cool, but that’s definitely … Read More

Like father, like daughter: Texas’ Long overcomes injury, qualifies for NCAAs

Like father, like daughter. For Kally Long, that has proven to be good and bad. The junior pole vaulter for Texas has endured the bad. Now she’s enjoying the good, and she hopes the best is yet to come. Long was one of three Longhorns on Thursday to advance to … Read More

Texas track hopes homefield advantage is enough for NCAA West Prelims meet

Competing at the NCAA track and field championships is a tough task. A single point probably will decide which team wins the title and what school may fall out of the top 10. Qualifying for the biggest collegiate meet of the year also is a huge challenge. It’s no longer … Read More

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Social reaction: Longhorns, current and former, celebrate graduation day

Over the weekend, a total of 80 current and former University of Texas athletes participated in graduation ceremonies. For some, it marked the end of a four-year journey of self discovery on and off the playing field. For others, graduation meant returning to the campus they once wowed with athletic … Read More

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Mario Sategna named men’s Big 12 track and field coach of the year

Texas track and field head coach Mario Sategna was named the Big 12 men’s coach of the year on Thursday after leading the Longhorns to their third straight Big 12 championship last weekend. The men won the Big 12 title with 153.5 points and clinched the victory with one event … Read More

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Outdoor championship gives Texas’ men a Big 12 sweep

Texas has (once again) won the Big 12’s track and field championship. On Sunday, the Texas men secured the team title at the Big 12’s outdoor track and field meet in Lawrence, Kan. Texas scored 153.5 points and distanced itself from second-place Kansas’ score of 143. The championship was Texas’ … Read More

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Texas track and field recruits earn gold and silver at future home

They’ll sport burnt-orange uniforms next year, but three future Longhorns opted to wear gold and silver on Saturday. New Braunfels Canyon senior Sam Worley, The Woodlands senior Adrian Piperi and Lake Travis senior Megan Rourke each shined at the University Interscholastic League’s Class 6A track and field meet. The trio of … Read More

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Steele Wasik wins decathlon title at Big 12 Championship

Steele Wasik set a facility record on his way to winning the Big 12 title in the decathlon at the Big 12 Championship in Lawrence, Kan. Saturday. Wasik scored 7,715 points to set the record for Rock Chalk Park and notched the ninth-best performance in school history. He took first … Read More

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Crouser makes UT history at Big 12 Championship

Haley Crouser won the women’s javelin event in historic fashion as the Longhorns track and field team completed the first day of the Big 12 Championship in Lawrence, Kan. Friday. The Texas women are in sixth place while the men are in fourth after 3 of 21 events. The men … Read More

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Texas wins Longhorn Invitational

The Texas track and field team took several wins on its way to finishing at the top of the standings at the Longhorn Invitational at Myers Stadium on Saturday. The men won with 177 points, over 78 points ahead of Michigan, while the women won with 141 points. The women’s … Read More

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Haley Crouser wins javelin event at Longhorn Invitational

The Texas track and field team kicked off the Longhorn Invitational with a couple of field events that included a win in the javelin. Haley Crouser posted a mark of 165 feet, 8 inches to take the top spot in the women’s javelin with teammate Virginia Preiss taking sixth place. Read More

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Dual-sport athlete John Burt to resume hurdling at Texas’ Longhorn Invitational

This weekend, John Burt will look to get back on track. Burt has been listed as an entrant in the 110-meter hurdles for the Longhorn Invitational. This will be the first indoor or outdoor meet in 2017 for Burt, a sophomore who had suspended his track career in … Read More

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Longhorns pick up a win at Michael Johnson Invitational

The Texas Longhorns track and field team picked up a win and 11 overall top-5 finishes at the Michael Johnson Invitational in Waco on Saturday. The Longhorns just sent field competitors to the event. Haley Crouser highlighted the action with her first-place finish in the javelin event, recording a mark … Read More