Texas hurdlers Rushelle Burton (right) and Pedrya Seymour hug as Mariam Abdul-Rashid applauds following their performances at the Texas Relays at Mike A. Myers Stadium on March 31, 2018. NICK WAGNER / AMERICAN-STATESMAN

BEVO BEAT Track & Field

Longhorns take two wins at National Relay Championships

Posted April 28th, 2018

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The Longhorns took two wins to highlight the final day of the National Relay Championships in Fayetteville, Ark. on Saturday.

The men’s team won the distance medley relay while the women took the 800-meter relay.

The men finished the competition with 15 points, good for fifth place. The women finished tied for fourth with 19 points. Arkansas won the men’s competition with 52 points while Kentucky scored 42 points for the women’s title.

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Alex Rogers, Terry Brown Jr., Logan Emery and Sam Worley teamed up to win the men’s distance medley relay in 9:34.70.

The women’s win came from Rushelle Burton, Pedrya Seymour, Zola Golden and Teahna Daniels in the 800 relay. They finished in 1:33.46.

Barrett Poth hit a personal best in the pole vault invitational. He took third place with a height of 17 feet, 10 1/2 inches.

Nick Meaders finished in third in the men’s non-invitational pole vault with a height of 16-2 3/4 inches. Calie Spencer took third in the women’s event with a mark of 13-2 1/4.

Tripp Piperi finished in third in the shot put with a distance of 64-1 1/4.

Kally Long finished in fourth in the women’s pole vault invitational with a height of 14-3 1/2.

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