Texas runner Destiny Collins (right) and Lakeisha Warner of Clemson compete in the 3,200-meter relay during the Texas Relays at Myers Stadium on April 1, 2017. [Jay Janner/American-Statesman]

BEVO BEAT Track & Field

Texas track and field posts pair of wins, personal bests at two invitationals

Posted January 26th, 2019


The Texas track and field team finished up action at the Houston Invitational and the UW Invitational Saturday, posting a pair of wins in the process.

Distance runners competed at the UW Invitational in Seattle while a mix of field competitors and distance runners competed in Houston.

Destiny Collins took second place in the women’s 3,000 meters in Seattle with a personal-best time of 9 minutes, 19.96 seconds.


Alex Rogers posted a third-place finish and a personal best in the mile. He finished in 3:58.79.

Sofie Kirkegaard also took a third-place finish in the women’s 400 meters. She clocked in at 56.35.

In Houston, the Longhorns took a couple of victories and set numerous personal bests.

Pedro Nasta won the 3,000 meters in 8:25.29. The Longhorns also won the distance medley relay in 12:06.69.

Alex Loving, competing in his first heptathlon, scored 5,134 points for a fourth-place finish.

Texas took third place in both the men’s and women’s pole vault events. Barrett Poth cleared 16 feet, 6 3/4 inches while Shay Petty cleared 13-1 1/2.

Jordan Welborn finished the women’s mile in 5:01.44 to take third place.

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