University of Texas junior Byron Robinson runs in the 4x400 meter relay at the Texas Relays on April 2, 2016. Shelby Tauber for the Austin American-Statesman

BEVO BEAT Track & Field

Texas track and field team posts solid performances at two meets

Posted February 11th, 2017

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The relay teams recorded top-5 finishes and Barrett Poth won the pole vault event to highlight a solid day for the Texas track and field team at two meets on Saturday.

At the Tyson Invitational in Fayetteville, Ark. the men’s 1600-meter relay took second place in the men’s invitational section with a time of 3:04.95. The second best time in school history was run by Byron Robinson, Senoj-Jay Givans, Chris Irvin and Aldrich Bailey Jr.

“It was great to see the guys run one of the top times in the country and one of the fastest times ever run indoors at the University of Texas,” head coach Mario Sategna said. “You’ve got a goal, you’re competing and watching the clock because you know what it’s going to take to get to the national meet.”

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The Texas women finished their 1600 relay in 3:34.60 to take fifth place. Chrisann Gordon, Zola Golden, Ariel Jones and Serenity Douglas teamed up in the race.

Teahna Daniels ran a personal best 23.74 in the women’s 200 meters.

Mawi Berkhadley finished in ninth in the women’s high jump while Spencer McCloud finished 10th for the men.

Nick Phynn took seventh in the men’s triple jump and Georgia Wahl finished in 12th for the women.

At the Husky Classic in Seattle, Longhorns competed in field events and distance races.

Barrett Poth came out on top of the competition in the men’s pole vault. He cleared 18 feet, 1/2 an inch for first place. Parks McNeil cleared 16-4 3/4 for fourth place.

Shay Petty and Kally Long recorded top-5 finishes in the women’s pole vault event. Petty cleared 13-10 1/2 for third place while Long cleared 13-4 1/2 to take fifth. Ali Uhle and Calie Spencer tied for sixth.

Elena Bruckner took fourth place in the women’s shot put, recording a distance of 51-8 1/4 on her final throw.

Robert Uhr took a sixth-place finish in the men’s 800 meters, finishing in 1:49.81. Derrell Manhertz took eighth place in 1:50.39.

Raquel Tjernagel finished in 11th with a time of 57.16 in the women’s 400 meters.

Lauryn Caldwell had a throw of 56-2 1/2 to finish in 13th in the women’s weight throw competition. Bruckner finished in 19th.

Alex Rogers ended up in 17th place in the men’s mile run with a time of 4:03.85. On the women’s side Mary Beth Hamilton took 9th place with a time of 4:39.11.

On Friday, Alan Zapalac took fifth place in the men’s weight throw, recording a throw of 61 feet, 7 1/2 inches.

Sandie Raines finished in 10th in the women’s 5,000 meters with a time of 16:07.74.

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