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Courtney Okolo sets indoor meet record at Husker Invitational

Posted February 6th, 2016

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Texas Longhorn senior Courtney Okolo ran the 400 meters in 51.16 seconds to post a world-leading time for the year at the Frank Sevigne Husker Invitational indoor meet in Lincoln, Neb. on Friday night. The time set an event record as well as the Bob Devaney Center facility record.

Okolo’s time bested former teammate Ashley Spencer who ran a 51.56 as a Nike pro. Longhorn Chrisann Gordon finished the race in 52.64 for third place.

The Longhorn men also took the 400 event as Byron Robinson finished the race in 46.74, just .01 off of his personal record.

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Ashtin Zamzow, who is a sophomore transfer, began her first pentathlon as a Longhorn scoring 3,861 points. She finished in fourth place. Teammates Sierra Patrick and Alexa Harmon-Thomas finished in 8th and 12th, respectively.

Alan Zapalac finished in second place of the weight throw event with a toss of 64 feet, 10 3/4 inches.

Mobolaji Adeokun, Ariel Jones and Ashley Miller all qualified for the 60 meter hurdles finals.

Wolf Mahler ended the day in seventh place of the men’s heptathlon with 2,812 points. He posted a personal record in the shot put. Reese Thompson finished in ninth and Andrew Bolze came in tenth with three events to go on Saturday.

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