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.
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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