Texas sprinter A.J. Bailey, after sitting out 2015 because of NCAA transfer rules, is back on track with his college career. (UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS ATHLETICS PHOTO)

BEVO BEAT Track & Field

Sprinters shine at Husker Invitational

Posted February 4th, 2017

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Aldrich Bailey Jr. took a victory in the men’s 400 meters to highlight the Longhorns’ first day at the Frank Sevigne Husker Invitational in Lincoln, Neb. on Friday.

Bailey Jr. finished the race in 46.38 seconds for the fifth best time in the NCAA so far this season. Teammate Byron Robinson came in second with a time of 46.68 seconds.

“With Byron and AJ in that final heat, they both ran great season openers,” Sategna said. “AJ looks strong and I think if you look back at what Zack Bilderback had run at this point in the season last year, I think both AJ and Byron surpassed that time tonight.”

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For the women, Chrisann Gordon won the 400 in 53.31 for the 12th-best time in the NCAA this season. Zola Golden took second in 53.77 for the Horns.

Stefan McCarter took a win in the men’s long jump, posting a mark of 24 feet, 8 1/2 inches.

In preliminary action former Longhorn Morolake Akinosun broke the Husker Invitational record in the women’s 60 meters with a time of 7.21. Teahna Daniels advanced to the final with a time of 7.39.

Senoj-Jay Givans ran a 6.65 in the men’s prelims for the same event. He qualified for the final with the best time.

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