Texas heads to Waco for Michael Johnson Classic


Corey Leamon

After a strong showing at the Texas Relays, the No. 7 Longhorns will use the weekend in Waco as a warm-up before the Penn Relays.

Julie Thompson

The seventh-ranked Longhorns travel to Waco this weekend to participate in the Michael Johnson Classic, the first outdoor meet since the team’s strong performance at the Texas Relays on April 6-9.

This weekend’s event is a warm-up to the historically important Penn Relays that will take place April 27-30 in Philadelphia.

Several of the Longhorns are ranked among the nation’s best at their events. Junior Angele Cooper ranks sixth in the 400-meter hurdles and freshman Danielle Dowie ninth. Freshman Shanay Briscoe ranks second in the nation for the high jump, and junior Victoria Lucas is tied for ninth. In the long jump, senior Chantel Malone is ranked third in the country.

The Texas 400-meter relay is also fourth in the nation, and the Longhorns hold the third-fastest time in the country this season in the 1,600-meter relay.