Men’s track & field: Longorns finish 10th

Chris Medina

The Longhorns finished the indoor season with a 10th place finish at the NCAA Indoor Championships. This is the eighth time in the last nine years the Longhorns have finished in the top ten at the championship meet.

On Friday, Texas was represented by Hayden Baillio and Jacob Thormaehlen in the shot put. Both placed within the top ten, with Baillio placing fifth and Thormaehlen seventh.

Saturday, Keiron Stewart led the way with a fourth place finish in the 60-meter hurdlse, clocking a time of 7.68 seconds.

“We're still pleased with the outcome,” said Texas coach Bubba Thornton. “Hayden Baillio and Jacob Thormaehlen, it's quite an accomplishment from last year when they didn't make the finals to make the final. They're moving forward."

Long jumper Marquis Goodwin finished third in his event.

“Marquise couldn't make the adjustment on the board,” Thornton said. “He had several jumps that would have won it, but if they're not on the board then they just don't count.”

Florida took home the title at the end of the day, finishing with a total of 52 points. Behind the Gators were Texas A&M in second then BYU, LSU, and Florida State.

Texas now turns to the outdoor season that starts on March 25 with a tri meet against UCLA and Arkansas.