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Longhorns take wins and personal bests at LSU Alumni Gold

Chrisann Gordon ran the fastest 400 meters in the NCAA this season as the Texas track and field team had a strong performance at the LSU Alumni Gold in Baton Rouge, La. Saturday. Gordon finished her race in 50.64 seconds, nearly a half second better than her previous personal best, … Read More

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Rushelle Burton named Big 12 athlete of the week

Freshman sprinter Rushelle Burton was named the Big 12 athlete of the week for her performance at the Texas Invitational over the weekend. She finished second in the 100-meter hurdles, losing only to Kendra Harrison, the world record holder in the event. Burton’s time of 12.65 in the event was … Read More

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Longhorns track and field teams finish first and second at Texas Invitational

The Texas men won the Texas Invitational as the women came up just ten points shy of matching the feat, finishing in second place to Kansas State. The men scored 131 points to finish ahead of Auburn by 42 points. The Longhorns had 12 finishes in the top-5 of Saturday’s … Read More

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Longhorns track team takes two wins at Texas Invitational

The Longhorns men’s track and field team won two events at the Texas Invitational on Friday and leads the competition through five of 20 events. Fabian Dohmann and Alex Rogers earned maximum points for the Longhorns with their victories in the javelin and the 3,000-meter steeplechase. After missing the 2016 … Read More

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Sanya Richards-Ross on pregnancy, planning for future with Aaron Ross

Olympic Gold Medalist and UT Longhorn track star Sanya Richards-Ross retired last year, and now she and her husband Aaron Ross, a former New York Giant and UT Longhorn football player, have embarked on a new challenge: parenthood. Richards-Ross is due in August with their first child — a son. Read More

Elena Bruckner has herself a memorable first Texas Relays

Breaking the oldest mark in the Longhorn women’s track and field record book didn’t rank as the most nerve-wracking task Elena Bruckner had to overcome at the 90th Texas Relays. That came about 24 hours earlier. On Friday afternoon at Myers Stadium, Bruckner was handed a microphone on the stadium … Read More

Texas signee beats established Longhorns to the finish line at Texas Relays

Paced by the present, Texas’ future outran its past on Saturday. Samuel Worley, a senior at New Braunfels Canyon High School, earned a win in the Jerry Thompson Mile during the final day at the Texas Relays.. Running on an overcast day, Worley got within .62 seconds of becoming the … Read More

Texas’ Jamaican newcomers make their first impressions at the Texas Relays

Before Friday, Rushelle Burton had heard her teammates refer to the Texas Relays as “the big thing.” Competing in the Relays at Myers Stadium for the first time, Burton on Friday participated in the prelim heats for the 100-meter hurdles and the 400-meter relay. She’s competed before on … Read More

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Sister of ex-Longhorn quarterback finds gold on Texas’ campus

Whitewright senior Zada Swoopes picked up a win in the girls discus at the Texas Relays on Friday. Swoopes is the younger sister of Tyrone Swoopes, who was a quarterback at Texas from 2013-16. Swoopes participated in Texas’ pro day on Tuesday, and he is currently trying to … Read More

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Bruckner sets meet record at UTSA Invitational

Texas swept the discus competition as the Longhorns closed out the first meet of the outdoor track and field season at the UTSA Invitational in San Antonio Saturday. Elena Bruckner set a meet record as she took first place in the women’s discus event. Her throw of 173 feet, 4 … Read More

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Texas starts track and field outdoor season at UTSA Invitational

Haley Crouser opened her outdoor season strong with a win in the javelin event at the UTSA Invitational in San Antonio on Friday. Crouser’s throw of 168 feet, 8 inches topped the field by more than 50 feet in her debut for the Longhorns. She set the meet record by … Read More

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Texas men take ninth, women finish tied in 25th at NCAA Indoor Championships

A third-place finish by freshman O’Brien Wasome in the men’s triple jump highlighted the final day of the NCAA Indoor Championships for the Texas Longhorns in College Station. The men’s track and field team finished ninth overall with 21 points while the women finished tied for 25th with nine points. Read More

Hollis Gainey: Texas sprinter part of world-record 440, 880 relay teams in 1957

As one of the fastest sprinters in Texas history, Hollis Gainey blazed quite a trail through Austin and scorched the history books. Gainey, a star running back at Colorado City, found his niche for legendary UT track coach Clyde Littlefield. Running as the third leg, Gainey was … Read More

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McCarter takes third in long jump at NCAA Indoor Championships

After nearly failing to qualify for the NCAA Indoor Championships, Steffin McCarter ended up with a third-place finish in the men’s long jump Friday night in College Station. McCarter took the final qualifying spot in the event and made the most of his chance, posting a mark of 25 feet, … Read More

Texas sports notebook: Kally Long recovers from injuries in time for NCAAs

If it was possible, Kally Long may have gone straight from the hospital to the track. Cooped up in a Seattle hospital for a week in February following a scary injury at the Husky Classic, the Texas junior texted associate head coach Tonja Buford-Bailey to proclaim she’d be … Read More

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Former Texas sprinter Trevante Rhodes shares glow of Oscar gold for role in ‘Moonlight’

When it was discovered “Moonlight” won the Oscar for Best Picture and not “La La Land,” it wasn’t the first time Trevante Rhodes sprinted for an award. Rhodes, a University of Texas graduate and former sprinter for the Longhorns track and field team, was one of three actors … Read More

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Longhorns win title, finish second at Big 12 Indoor Championships

The Texas men’s track and field team took first place at the Big 12 Indoor Track and Field Championships while the women finished in second in Ames, Iowa on Saturday. The men’s team finished 1-2-3 in the heptathlon and took victories in the 60-meter final and the 1600 relay to … Read More

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Longhorns qualify many at Big 12 Indoor Championship

The Texas Longhorns made the most of their opportunities on the first day of the Big 12 Indoor Track and Field Championship. The Texas men are currently 1-2-3 in the heptathlon, with Steele Wasik leading with 3,254 points. George Patrick is in second with 3,140 points while Wolf Mahler is … Read More

Texas sports notebook: Horns to unleash two Olympians for Big 12 indoor meet

In search of two team titles, Texas heads to the Big 12’s indoor track and field meet this weekend in Ames, Iowa. The Longhorns have two Olympians at their disposal. Chrisann Gordon won a silver medal at the 2016 Rio Olympics with Jamaica’s 1,600-meter relay team. And Byron Robinson represented … Read More

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Alex Rogers wins mile race at Alex Wilson Invitational

Texas’ Alex Rogers ran a personal best to win the mile at the Alex Wilson Invitational in Notre Dame, Ind., on Saturday. Rogers finished in 4 minutes 2.54 seconds, the 11th-best time in school history. He won by less than a half a second. The Longhorns sent distance runners to … Read More