UT Austin student athlete Haley Crouser competes in the javelin throw event at The 90th Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays track meet at Mike A. Myers Stadium on Friday March 31, 2017. Daulton Venglar/AMERICAN-STATESMAN

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Haley Crouser wins javelin event at Longhorn Invitational

Posted April 28th, 2017

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The Texas track and field team kicked off the Longhorn Invitational with a couple of field events that included a win in the javelin.

Haley Crouser posted a mark of 165 feet, 8 inches to take the top spot in the women’s javelin with teammate Virginia Preiss taking sixth place. Crouser bested Mackenzie Little of Stanford who is No. 2 in the NCAA this season.

Lauryn Caldwell finished the hammer throw in 14th place, but her throw was good for second best in school history. Her mark of 181-4 was six inches short of her own school record.

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Elena Bruckner posted a mark of 172-10 for 16th place in event.

On the men’s side, Steele Wasik threw the javelin 200 feet for a personal best. It’s the seventh best distance in the Big 12 this season. That was good for fourth place.

George Patrick took ninth in the javelin with a throw of 171-2.

Alan Zapalac threw the hammer 182 feet, 2 inches for 11th place in the event.

After two events, the Texas men are in fourth place with five points while the women sit in a tie for second with 13 points.

Action continues Saturday at Myers Stadium as the men have 16 events remaining and the women have 17 events left.

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