O'Brien Wasome of UT celebrates after one of his long jumps at the NCAA Track and Field Championships West Preliminary at Mike A. Myers Stadium on May 25, 2017. JAY JANNER / AMERICAN-STATESMAN

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Tripp Piperi highlights Longhorns’ day at Tyson Invitational

Posted February 10th, 2018

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Tripp Piperi won the men’s shot put event to highlight the Longhorns’ second day at the Tyson Invitational in Fayetteville, Ark. Saturday.

Piperi posted a mark of 64 feet, 5 1/4 inches to win the event. He beat second place by almost three feet. He’s yet to lose against collegiate competition so far this season.

“Tripp was really close to hitting a big throw today,” associate head coach Ty Sevin said. “He just missed connecting on it but he still put together a great series of throws. I’m more than pleased with how he’s performing heading into the conference championship.”

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In the women’s triple jump, Georgia Wahl had the day’s next-best finish as she took second place. She posted a mark of 40-6. On the men’s side, O’Brien Wasome finished in fifth with a mark of 52-4 1/2. He had the second-best mark of a collegiate athlete in the competition.

Ashtin Zamzow hit a personal best in the women’s high jump, clearing a height of 5-7 for third place.

Kally Long competed with some of the nation’s best pole vaulters in the invitational event. She cleared a height of 13-7 1/4 for a tie for seventh place.

In the women’s shot put, Elena Bruckner posted a mark of 52-2 1/2 for fourth place. Lauryn Caldwell took eighth with a distance of 48-61/4.

The Longhorns competed in just a couple of running events with Micaiah Harris posting the best finish. He ran the 200-meter invitational in 20.90 for fifth place.

The Texas women’s 1600 relay team finished in 3:34.81 for fifth place. Serenity Douglas, Pedrya Seymour, Zola Golden and Mariam Abdul-Rashid teamed up in the effort.

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