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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

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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