Men’s track ends 86th running of Texas Relays with short day.


The Texas Relays wrapped up with a light day of action for the Texas men’s team. Only two events featured Longhorn athletes — the discus throw and the 110-meter hurdles.

Keiron Stewart ran well in the hurdles, but wasn’t at his best in a strong field of athletes. His time of 13.51 seconds paled in comparison to speedster Johnathan Cabral’s 13.33-second mark, which should raise him as far up as second in the NCAA performance list.

Texas had a number of athletes in the discus throw, including Ryan Crouser, Will Spence, Clint Harris, Hayden Baillio and Blake Jakobsson, but all missed out on a podium finish. Crouser, winner of yesterday’s shot put competition, failed to continue his winning form in the discus, but managed a 5th-place finish with a 195-11(59.28m) throw. UCLA’s Julian Wruck broke all sorts of records with his 216-foot, 7-inch (66.01m) toss. The mark not only broke a Texas Relays record, but also set a new UCLA-best distance in the event.

The Longhorns resume action in Tucson, Ariz. on April 6. They will travel to compete in the Jim Click Shootout that will be hosted by the Arizona Wildcats.