Sutherland, Simmons pace Longhorns at Penn Relays

Will Anderson

Brock Simmons finished second in the men's Olympic Development 5,000-meter run and Sara Sutherland posted the second-fastest time by a Texas athlete since 1988 in the women's 5,000 to finish in third on Thursday at the Penn Relays.

They were the two highest finishes between the pair of Longhorn squads in Philadelphia for the historic meet.

The women's team also qualified in the 1,600-meter relay — the finals take place on Saturday.

On Friday, the women will take part in the sprint medley relay, 6,000-meter relay, discus and high jump. The men face competition in the 400-meter hurdles, shot put, discus and pole vault.