Coach Mario Sategna talks with Trey Hardee (not pictured) on day three of the 2013 USA Outdoor Track & Field Championships at Drake Stadium on June 22, 2013 in Des Moines, Iowa. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

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UCLA transfer Wasik joins Texas track & field team

Posted July 27th, 2016

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Steele Wasik, a transfer decathlete, has joined the Texas track & field team, head coach Mario Sategna announced on Wednesday.

The former UCLA Bruin earned second team All-American status during his freshman year before transferring to Texas.

“Texas is a very prideful place and I took Coach Mario’s motto of winning with integrity to heart,” Wasik said. “More than anything I’m excited to get to work and help Texas win an NCAA championship.”

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Wasik joins Wolf Mahler and top-ranked high school decathlete George Patrick in the event.

“I’m very excited to be adding Steele to our combined events group,” Sategna said. “He is an All-American that will give us a tremendous amount of experience and depth in that area.”

Wasik took 12th place at the 2015 NCAA Championships and posted a personal best 7,521 points at the Mt. SAC Relays.

He’ll be immediately eligible to compete for Texas, with two years of indoor eligibility to go along with three years of outdoor eligibility.

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