Day Two of Texas Relays wraps up with strong performances from Texas

Sebastian Herrera

Women’s Day Two at Texas Relays:

The following is a summary of the women’s day two at the 86th Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays, as it happened.

11 a.m. – Consistent performances in all seven events of the women’s heptathlon earned Mississippi State’s Erica Bougard the victory. Bougard’s campaign was highlighted by her impressive run in the 800-meter dash as she clocked a 2:17.34, about six seconds ahead of second-place Lindsay Vollmer of Kansas. Absent from the competition was the Longhorn’s Shanay Briscoe. Briscoe was scratched from the event on the first day of competition Wednesday.

12:30 p.m. – NYAC’s Amanda Bingson snatched first place in the women’s hammer throw. Her incredible throw of 72.16 meters beat second-place UCLA competitor Ida Storm by almost six meters.

4:30 p.m. – Texas junior Danielle Dowie clocked a preliminary best time of 58.22 in the 400-meter hurdles and has made herself the favorite heading into the finals Friday evening. Close behind her, however, is Iowa State’s Eseroghene Okoro, who ran a 58.24 in the preliminary race.

5:30 p.m. – Tanesha Blair of West Texas A&M took the top spot in the javelin throw by throwing 47.07 meters. A late decision by the team to scratch Longhorn senior Natasha Masterson kept Texas out of the event. With Masterson not participating, no Longhorns threw the javelin at the Texas Relays.

5:35 p.m. – The LSU 4×800-meter squad walked away with the victory after posting a time of 8:41.25. Wide times separated the field with last-place TAMU-CC finishing at 9:46.61.

7:10 p.m. – Two heats were featured in the women’s 1500-meter run Thursday night. In the first heat, Texas senior Anne Jones crossed the line in seventh place and freshman Burford finished in 15th. The second heat included senior Katie Hoaldridge and freshman Meghan Shea. Hoaldridge was able to pull a third place nod while Shea crossed the line in last place.

7:40 p.m. – In the 3,000-meter steeplechase, junior Brittany Marches broke the school record by running a 10:31.59. Her time earned her a fourth-place finish and was good enough for the fifth-fastest time nationally in the event. Marches’ strategy of keeping calm and running at a steady pace propelled her to an impressive performance. 

9 p.m. – North Texas’ Ingrid Mollenkopf paced her way to victory in the women’s 5,000-meter run as her mark of 16:40.47 earned her the top spot. The closest Longhorn to Mollenkopf was sophomore Jessica Harper, who finished in 11th with a time of 17:19.57. Four Longhorns participated in the event but failed to leave a lasting mark on the competition.

9:55 p.m. – Day Two of the Texas Relays ended with a victory by Adidias/RogueAC’s Juliane Masciana in the 10,000 meters. Masciana clocked a 34:58.07 and finished 25 seconds ahead of UTSA’s Alyssa Diaz. The Longhorns had four participants in the event, with freshman Kendall Howen having the best performance for Texas with a ninth-place finish.