Gainesville, Florida will play host to the 69th annual Pepsi Florida Relays Friday and Saturday

Sebastian Herrera

The No. 6 Longhorns will ride into this weekend’s relays on the back of junior Danielle Dowie, who dominated her 400-meter hurdles event at the Texas Relays last week. Her 56.58 mark in the event ranks as the best time in the nation this season and was good enough to earn her the Big 12 female track and field athlete of the week. 

In the 2012 Florida Relays, Texas recorded top-five finishes in eight events. With every competitor in those respective events returning for this year’s meet, the odds of Texas fairing well are more than assuring.

On that list of returning competitors is junior high-jumper Shanay Briscoe. Briscoe seems to be in a zone of her own this year, having a combined six top-five high jump finishes in both the outdoor and indoors seasons. In 2012, Briscoe finished third in the high jump at the Florida Relays, a mark she can make even better this time around.

This will be the Longhorns’s only away meet before the Texas Invitational on April 13 in Austin.