Women’s track looks to close out Mt. SAC Relays well and get more preparation in Saturday’s Longhorn Invitational

Sebastian Herrera

A pair of personal bests by freshman Katie Burford and senior Anne Jones in the 1,500-meter open race headlined the first day of competition for the Longhorns on Thursday at the Mt. SAC Relays.

Jones was able to outdo her previous best by almost one minute as she clocked a 4:32.35 while Burford finished at 4:39.16.

Day Two at the meet will be led by a quintet of Longhorns competing in the 5,000-meter event. The race will close out the Longhorns’ stay in California and will be headed by junior Mia Behm, who will look to perform in the same manner she did last weekend at the Texas Invitational when she claimed victory in the 1,500-meter race.

Junior Danielle Dowie, senior Chalonda Goodman and other elite Longhorn participants will participate in the Longhorn Invitational in Austin on Saturday. The meet will be the second home meet for Texas in two weeks.