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Longhorn sprinters perform well at Tyson Invitational

Posted February 12th, 2016

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The Texas Longhorns track and field team performed well at two different events on Friday. The sprinters and jumpers competed at the Tyson Invitational in Fayetteville, Ark. while the distance runners and throwers were in Seattle, Wash. for the Husky Classic.

Longhorns Byron Robinson, Teahna Daniels and Steffin McCarter represented the Longhorns well at the Tyson Invitational. The indoor event features some of the nation’s best sprinters.

Robinson ran a 46.26 in the men’s 400 meters, good enough for third place in the event. It was the third best time in the NCAA this season. It’s also the third for a Longhorns all-time.

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Daniels took the 60 meters event in 7.23, the third best time so far this season. Teammate Morolake Akinosun ran a 7.24, which is the fourth best time in the nation.

McCarter took second place in the long jump with a personal best mark of 25 feet, 2 3/4 inches. The jump has him with the second best mark in the Big 12 conference.

At the Husky Classic, Alan Zapalac took third place in the weight throw after tossing for a distance of 64 feet, 1 3/4 inches.

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