No.14 Texas wins six events in Birmingham

Jori Epstein

Traveling to Birmingham for Saturday’s Crimson Tide Indoor Opener, Women’s Track & Field, ranked at No. 14, had to face 11 top teams before finishing with multiple wins.

Top finishes include sophomore Morgan Snow’s 8.26 second 60-meter hurdle, and junior Danielle Dowie’s 200-meter 23.75 and 400-meter 53.95. Dowie also joined senior Kendra Chambers, junior Briana Nelson and freshman Courtney Okolo to score a 3:38.22 victory in the 4×400-meter relay over No. 5 Florida.

“Coming into such a competitive meet and facing the defending national champions to start the season, we won a couple of big events and that was excellent,” interim head coach Rose Brimmer said. “I thought the team exceeded expectations.”

Brimmer also noted how well-rounded the performance was. With senior Mia Behm leading the mile at 4:50.23, teammates Marielle Hall and Megan Siebert claimed first and second in the 3,000 meter at 9:26.49 and 9:51.25 respectively. Field domination ranged from a second-place Kaitlin Petrillose pole vault (12-11.5) to Shanay Briscoe’s fifth-place high jump (5-10.75) and A’Lexus Brannon’s top-six long jump finish (19-3.25).

The Longhorns travel to Houston on Friday for their next meet.