Longhorns men's track and field: UT sixth in NCAA Outdoors
The Texas men's track and field team wrapped up a sixth-place finish Friday night in the NCAA Outdoor Championships at Eugene, Ore.
It was the fourth-ranked Longhorns' best finish since a sixth in 2013. UT racked up 29 points, its most since totaling 32 in 2013.
Micaiah Harris contributed five of those points with a fourth place in the 200 meters. His time, 20.26 seconds, was the sixth-fastest in UT history. He owns all five of the better ones, including the school record of 20.09, which he set in the 2019 NCAA Outdoor Championships in Austin.
Harris joined O’Brien Wasome, Steffin McCarter and Caleb Hulbin for a sixth place, worth three points, in the 4x100 relay in 39.13 — the ninth-fastest time in UT history.
Freshman Yusuf Bizimana contributed two points with a seventh the 800 at 1 minute, 46.76 seconds, his fastest time as a Longhorn and the seventh fastest in UT history. Teammate Crayton Carrozza clocked a personal best of 1:46.94, 10th fastest by a Longhorn.
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Charles Brockman III contributed a point with an eighth in the 400 hurdles, clocking a 49.92, and Wasome added a point with an eighth in the triple jump at 53 feet, 7¾ inches.
Tripp Piperi was the biggest scorer of the meet for the Texas men, with eight points on a second-place finish in the shot put on a season-best throw of 67-11½. Piperi, the 2019 NCAA outdoor champion, missed two months of competition with an ankle injury and returned to action only a month ago.
Also scoring for the UT men were Leo Neugebauer with a fourth place in the decathlon (five points) and Steffin McCarter with a fifth in the long jump (four points).
Texas' only individual victory at the meet was by Tara Davis in the women's long jump.
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