Track and field rising in polls, preparing for indoor showdown

Julie Thompson

Texas climbed five spots in the latest women’s track and field poll and are now No. 3 in the nation. The Longhorns boast the nation’s top long jumper in Chantel Malone and three of the top-10 400m runners in Malone, Angele Cooper and Briana Nelson. Malone and distance runner Mia Behm have both already qualified for the NCAA Indoor Championships.