Texas runners Sam Worley, Connor O'Neill and Alex Rogers cross the finish line together at the Texas Invitational on Sept. 14. (Texas athletics photo)

BEVO BEAT Track & Field

Longhorns track and field squad posts win and personal bests

Posted February 3rd, 2018

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The Longhorns track and field team came away with a win and a few personal records at the New Mexico Collegiate Classic in Albuquerque on Saturday.

Sam Worley won the men’s mile race at altitude in 4 minutes, 3.91 seconds while teammate Alex Rogers took third in 4:05.74. Charles Mills recorded a personal best to take fifth place in 4:18.48.

“Everybody was anticipating the mile,” Longhorns track and field head coach Mario Sategna said. “Sam Worley running 3:58 and some change. It’s not an easy task running at altitude.”

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At altitude, Worley’s time gets converted to 3:58.60, which is ninth best in the NCAA this season.

John Burt also logged a new personal best, finishing second in the 60-meter hurdles in 7.81. It was the best time in the Big 12 this season. Isaiah Lucas also hit a personal record in 8.12 for fourth place.

For the women, Alex Cruz took second place in the mile, clocking a time of 4:57.25. Abby Guidry took third in 5:00.29 with Skyler Bollinger following in fourth at 5:02.00.

The field events were highlighted by Elena Bruckner and Georgia Wahl. Bruckner finished third in the shot put with a distance of 55 feet, 3/4 of an inch. It was a new personal record and the fifth-best mark in UT history. Wahl took second in the triple jump with a personal-best mark of 41-2 1/2.

A day after setting a UT record, Lauryn Caldwell finished fourth in the shot put with a mark of 48-9.

In the women’s pole vault, Kally Long cleared a height of 14-0 to finish in fourth with the ninth-best mark in the NCAA this season. She had the best performance by a collegian in the event.

Ariel Jones took fifth in the 60-meter hurdles in a time of 8.26.

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