Four Longhorns competed on the first day of the Charlie Thomas Invitational in College Station Friday.
Madeline Vondra led the Texas runners in the 5,000 meters, finishing fourth with a time of 16 minutes, 58.69 seconds. Marissa Flournoy took seventh with a time of 17:39.52 while Olivia Thompson finished ninth at 17:53.52.
Virginia Preiss took fifth place in the pentathlon, scoring 3,589 points in her first pentathlon competition of the season. Preiss began the competition with a personal best in the 60-meter hurdles. She took third in the event with a time of 8.85. Preiss took fourth in the high jump, eighth in the shot put and seventh in the long jump. She closed out with a second-place finish in the 800 meters with a time of 2:23.10.
The sprinters, hurdlers, horizontal jumpers and throwers will compete Saturday at the invitational.
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