No. 6 Texas closes out regular season with strong victories

Louis San Miguel

Texas closed the regular season with hosting duties at the Longhorn Invitational on Saturday. The meet served as the Longhorns’ final tune-up before the start of the championship season. 

The Longhorns that performed at the meet took the chance to shine, winning a large number of events. Wins came from Ryan Crouser in the shot put, Will Spence in the discus, Jake Wohlford in the 110-meter hurdles, Reese Watson in the pole vault, Victor Glaze II in the high jump and John Trucilla in the Javelin. Texas’ relay teams in the 4×100-meter and 4×400-meter races also came out as victors in their events. 

A notable performance came from vaulter Watson. The freshman won the pole vault with a personal-best clearance of 17-5 (5.31m), the best vault from a Longhorn this season.

Crouser earned his victory with the second-best toss of his career. The 65-11.5 (20.10m) toss was short of his mark made at Texas Relays, but shows that he will be a force to be reckoned with not only at the Big 12 Championships, but also the NCAA Outdoor Championships. 

The Big 12 Outdoor Championship meet is next up for the Longhorns. The meet will be held May 3-5 in Waco.