Texas track and field puts together strong weekend showing

Aaron Torres

In their second weekend of the season, the Longhorns had impressive outings at the UW Invitational in Seattle and the Howie Ryan Invitational in Houston.

At the UW invitational, Texas produced its strongest showing of the weekend in shotput, as junior thrower Ryan Crouser registered a throw of 20.95 meters (689.00) to secure a victory and leave the event with a No. 1 world ranking. The Longhorns also won the pole-vaulting event, as junior Reese Watson improved to No. 7 in the country after clearing a height of 5.46 meters (1711.0). Freshmen Kally Long tied for first in the women’s pole vault after clearing the bar at 4.26 meters (1311.75). 

Texas sent a group mostly composed of sprinters to the Howie Ryan Invitational in Houston.

Sophomore hurdler Spencer Dunkerley-Offor finished second after displaying a personal best in the semifinals and the finals of the 60-meter hurdles. Dunkerley-Offor ran the event in 7.89 seconds, which moved him into the top 25 in the nation.

Texas will split up again next week, sending a group to the New Mexico Collegiate Classic in Albuquerque and another to the Meyo Invitational at Notre Dame.