Texas' Julien Alfred (right) passes the baton to teammate Kynnedy Flannel competing in the Women's 4x100 Meter Relay Invitational at the Clyde Littlefield 92nd Texas Relays at Mike A. Myers Stadium in Austin, Texas Saturday, March 30, 2019. [JOHN GUTIERREZ FOR STATESMAN]

BEVO BEAT Track & Field

Texas track and field earns more wins and a school record

Posted January 25th, 2020


The Texas track and field program finished up split-squad competition Saturday, coming away with two wins and another school record.

The Longhorns competed at the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Invitational in Albuquerque, N.M. and the John Thomas Terrier Classic in Boston, Mass. simultaneously.

During the two-day competitions, Texas won five individual events and a relay while setting three school records.


Julien Alfred broke the women’s school mark in the 60 meters Saturday, finishing in 7.10 seconds in Albuquerque. That’s the best time in the NCAA and the No. 2 time in the world this season. Previously, Teahna Daniels held the record with a time of 7.11 which she posted during the 2016 NCAA Indoor Championships.

Kennedy Simon also had sprinting success, winning the women’s 400 meters in a time of 52.70, a personal best. It’s also the best time in the NCAA this season.

Elena Bruckner won the shot put event by more than five feet with a mark of 53 feet, 6 1/2 inches. She took third in the weight throw as well.

Jonathan Jones finished the men’s 400 meters in 46.19 to tie for the second best mark in the NCAA this season. He finished second by 0.004 of a second.

Tripp Piperi had the best mark of a collegiate athlete as he put the shot 65-5 1/2.

At the Boston event, Crayton Carrozza finished the men’s mile in 3 minutes, 59.82 seconds. That was good for the fifth-best time in UT history. He’s the sixth Longhorn to finish the mile in under four minutes.

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