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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

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The Longhorns’ first couple of athletics is expanding the family

Former Longhorn stars Aaron Ross and Sanya Richards-Ross chose Valentine’s Day to announce they’re expecting a baby. The couple confirmed the news to People magazine, then posted photos on their social media accounts to let their fans know. “Many parts of our lives have felt like a fairy tale, but … Read More

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Chest injury to sideline Texas pole vaulter Kally Long indefinitely

Texas announced on Monday that junior pole vaulter Kally Long will be sidelined indefinitely with a chest injury. Long was injured when she fell during a vault at this past weekend’s Husky Classic in Seattle. “My heart goes out to Kally and her family and I am praying for her … Read More

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Texas track and field team posts solid performances at two meets

The relay teams recorded top-5 finishes and Barrett Poth won the pole vault event to highlight a solid day for the Texas track and field team at two meets on Saturday. At the Tyson Invitational in Fayetteville, Ark. the men’s 1600-meter relay took second place in the men’s invitational section … Read More

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Chrisann Gordon notches win at Tyson Invitational

Olympian Chrisann Gordon took a win for the Longhorns at the first day of the Tyson Invitational in Fayetteville, Ark. on Friday. Texas posted four times that are good enough to qualify for the NCAA Championships were the season to end today. “It was great today with this being our … Read More

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Aldrich Bailey Jr. takes another win at Husker Invitational

Aldrich Bailey Jr. and the 1600 meter relay teams put on strong performances on the final day of the Frank Sevigne Husker Invitational in Lincoln, Neb. Saturday. Bailey Jr. won the 200 meters in 20.96 seconds a day after winning the 400 event. The men’s 1600 relay team completed the … Read More

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Kally Long ties personal record at New Mexico Classic

Texas pole vaulters and throwers performed well to close out the New Mexico Classic in Albuquerque, N.M. on Saturday. Kally Long highlighted Saturday’s action as she cleared a personal-record 14 feet, 6 inches in the women’s pole vault event. She finished in fourth place and was the top collegiate competitor … Read More

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Distance runners post personal records at Armory Track Invitational

A contingent of distance runners made the trip to New York for the Armory Track Invitational and posted personal records in the process on Friday and Saturday. Alex Rogers took second place in the men’s mile with a time of 4:05.99. Mary Beth Hamilton took third in the 800 meters … Read More

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Sprinters shine at Husker Invitational

Aldrich Bailey Jr. took a victory in the men’s 400 meters to highlight the Longhorns’ first day at the Frank Sevigne Husker Invitational in Lincoln, Neb. on Friday. Bailey Jr. finished the race in 46.38 seconds for the fifth best time in the NCAA so far this season. Teammate Byron … Read More

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Longhorns set personal records at New Mexico Classic

Several Longhorns posted personal records as they competed on the first day of the New Mexico Classic in Albuquerque, N.M. on Friday. Barrett Poth won the men’s pole vault event as he cleared a height of 17 feet, 8 1/2 inches, a new personal record, on his first attempt. He … Read More