Longhorns host Texas Invitational on Saturday

Sebastian Herrera

The No. 7 Longhorns will host seven other teams Saturday at Mike A. Myers stadium for the Texas Invitational.

Texas is coming off a meet last week in which no victories were scored for the team and the only second place finish came by way of redshirt freshman Kaitlin Petrillose’s pole vault.

Saturday will give competitors like sprinter Christy Udoh and long-distance runner Brittany Marches another chance to perfect their craft as Texas eyes the Big 12 Championships nearing its way in early May.

Both Udoh and Marches recorded personal bests in their respective events at last year’s Texas Invitational, with Udoh clocking an 11.34 in the 100-meter dash and Marches finishing with a time of 4:35.98 in the 1,500-meters race. Marches will also aim to outdo herself again in the 3,000-meter steeplechase, in which she broke her

own school record two weeks ago at Mike A. Myers stadium.

Besides No. 14 Texas Tech and No. 19 Baylor, the Longhorns will not face a heavy array of competition. The one-day event will not be scored and is one of two meets scheduled in Austin these next two weeks.