Texas comes back from Arkansas fifth over the weekend

Melinda Billingsley

No. 11 Texas placed fifth, scoring 58.5 points, at the Razorback Team Invitational this past weekend.

Although they didn’t finish on top as hoped, the Longhorns came back from Arkansas with many notable performances.

“We had a good weekend,” head coach Bubba Thornton said of his team’s appearance in Fayetteville. “Good things happened across the board, but we’re not satisfied. We know there’s lots of room for improvement.”

Senior Joe Stilin broke the school record in the mile race event with a fourth place finish. Olympian Leo Manzano held the previous record for the Longhorns with a time of 3:58.78, but Stilin was able to make his mark in his first season at Texas with a mile time of 3:58.66, while adding five points to Texas’ scorecard.

Senior Keiron Stewart contributed six points to Texas’ count with his third place finish in the 60-meters hurdles, earning a time of 7.85.

Junior transfer Clint Harris also earned six points for the Longhorns in the weight throw event, finishing third with a toss of 18.48 meters.

No. 1 Arkansas won the meet with a total of 124 points while second place No. 3 Florida trailed far behind with 79.5 points.

The Longhorns travel to New York this Friday for the two-day New Balance Collegiate Invitational.