Texas sprinter A.J. Bailey, after sitting out 2015 because of NCAA transfer rules, is back on track with his college career. (UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS ATHLETICS PHOTO)

BEVO BEAT Track & Field

Aldrich Bailey Jr. takes another win at Husker Invitational

Posted February 4th, 2017


Aldrich Bailey Jr. and the 1600 meter relay teams put on strong performances on the final day of the Frank Sevigne Husker Invitational in Lincoln, Neb. Saturday.

Bailey Jr. won the 200 meters in 20.96 seconds a day after winning the 400 event.

The men’s 1600 relay team completed the race in 3:07.83 for second place, getting bested by Kansas by .01. Both times eclipsed the Husker Invitational record. Byron Robinson ran the opening leg of the race a day after making his season debut.


The women were able to claim victory in their 1600 event as Chrisann Gordon helped the Longhorns set a new meet record. Texas finished the race in 3:33.71. Zola Golden had the fastest split on the team.

“It was a great end to the meet with both 4×4’s running so well and getting Byron and Chrisann on the relay teams,” said head coach Mario Sategna. “I was really impressed to watch Zola split 51 and Chris Irvin anchored 46.31, so you’re seeing some great stuff from that group.”

Senoj-Jay Givans was just shy of taking the 60 meters, finishing the race in 6.71. He lost by .003 seconds.

Alexis Duncan took third in the women’s 60-meter hurdles while Ariel Jones came in fourth. Teahna Daniels was fourth in the women’s 60 meters.

Sydne Fowler finished fourth in the women’s 600 meters.

Wolf Mahler recorded the took fourth place in the heptathlon with 5,654 points.

Nick Phynn took fourth in the triple jump.

Former Longhorns Courtney Okolo, Ashley Spencer and Morolake Akinosun all put on great performances. Okolo won the 600 meters in 1:25.21, Spencer broke the meet record in the 200 meters (22.94) and Akinosun won the 60 meters in 7.22.

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