Rushelle Burton of UT competes in the 100-meter hurdles at the Texas Relays on March 31, 2017. JAY JANNER / AMERICAN-STATESMAN

BEVO BEAT Track & Field

Texas track and field teams take second place in College Station

Posted January 20th, 2018

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The Texas track and field teams took second place at the Texas A&M Quadranguler on Saturday in College Station.

The men won nine events on the day, but the Aggies came out victorious. Texas A&M scored 164 points while Texas recorded 160.5.

On the women’s side, the Aggies scored 150 points while Texas earned 130.

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Micaiah Harris, a freshman, won the men’s 200-meter race in 20.87 seconds to highlight the day. It was the third-best time in school history and the sixth-best time in the NCAA this season.

John Burt won the men’s 60-meter hurdles with a time of 7.82 for a personal best and the No. 5 performance in school history.

Sam Worley won the 800 with a time of 1 minute, 50.62 seconds while Alex Rogers won the mile in 4:07.93.

John Rice took the 3000 meters in 8:18.21.

In field events, Steffin McCarter, Alan Zapalac, O’Brien Wasome and Tripp Piperi each earned wins.

Piperi set a meet record  with his shot put throw of 63 feet, 4 inches. Zapalac also set a meet record, throwing the weight 71-½. McCarter posted the second-best mark in the long jump in the NCAA this season at 25-9¼. Wasome won the triple jump as he posted a mark of 52-6.

The women took two wins at the meet.

Kally Long won the pole vault by clearing a height of 13-4¼.

Rushelle Burton won the 60-meter hurdles in a time of 8.16. It was the No. 7 time in the NCAA this season.

Georgia Wahl took second in the long jump with a personal best mark of 19-2¾.

Elena Bruckner put the shot 53-6.50 for second place.

Lauryn Caldwell had the second-best weight throw mark in school history, but it was only good for third place. She posted a distance of 60-5¾.

The Texas track and field team next travels to Lubbock for the Texas Tech Invitational on Friday.

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