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Official newspaper of The University of Texas at Austin

The Daily Texan

Official newspaper of The University of Texas at Austin

The Daily Texan

Track & Field

Olympian Tara Davis overcomes physical, mental obstacles to reach world stage

Olympian Tara Davis overcomes physical, mental obstacles to reach world stage

Kaitlyn Harmon July 5, 2021

Editor's Note: This article first appeared as part of the June 28 flipbook. Tara Davis became the first Longhorn woman to earn an Olympic bid competing in the long jump after finishing second in the...

A bond, a photograph, three Latvian female athletes: Texas freshman Kristine Blazevica’s track history runs deep

A bond, a photograph, three Latvian female athletes: Texas freshman Kristine Blazevica’s track history runs deep

Kaitlyn Harmon, Sports Reporter June 7, 2021

A picture of a Latvian triple jumper competing in the 1996 Olympic Games hung in the hallway of Kristine Blazevica’s childhood home. Kristine, a freshman heptathlete at The University of Texas from...

Texas track and field equally yoked, headed to NCAA Outdoor Championships

Texas track and field equally yoked, headed to NCAA Outdoor Championships

Kaitlyn Harmon May 30, 2021

White bibs on burnt orange uniforms stood out on the track among maroon and white and other NCAA competitors in College Station over the weekend. The Longhorns secured 24 bids to send 12 Texas men and...

Texas track and field on top after Big 12 Championships, beats odds

Texas track and field on top after Big 12 Championships, beats odds

Kaitlyn Harmon May 16, 2021

The rainy weather over the weekend couldn’t contain the Texas track and field program, with 18 individual event titles combined to earn the Longhorns a Big 12 Championship. In the first postseason...

Texas track and field unofficially breaks records in Baton Rouge, falls short of first-place finishes

Texas track and field unofficially breaks records in Baton Rouge, falls short of first-place finishes

Kaitlyn Harmon April 25, 2021
During the LSU Alumni Gold meet in Baton Rouge, Louisiana this weekend, members of the Texas track and field team unofficially broke several records, but fell short of taking home any first place wins.
Running in the dark: Former runners say Texas didn’t treat mental health injuries same as physical injuries

Running in the dark: Former runners say Texas didn’t treat mental health injuries same as physical injuries

Payton Luster April 19, 2021

TW: discussions of mental illness, including depression, anxiety and eating disorders Editor's Note: This article first appeared in the April 16 issue of The Daily Texan. Thomas Hinojosa loved the...

Texas track and field competes in Michael Johnson Invitational over weekend

Texas track and field competes in Michael Johnson Invitational over weekend

Kaitlyn Harmon April 18, 2021
The Texas track and field women gave the Longhorns three first-place finishes and a new personal record at the Michael Johnson Invitational in Waco, Texas, on Friday and Saturday.
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Leo Neugebauer represents Texas well at Roadrunner Invitational

Kaitlyn Harmon April 17, 2021

While the rest of the Texas track program competed in Waco, Texas, at the Michael Johnson Invitational on Friday, sophomore Leo Neugebauer represented the Longhorns well from over 180 miles away at the...

Texas track & field easily disposes of in-state rival A&M at dual meet over weekend

Texas track & field easily disposes of in-state rival A&M at dual meet over weekend

Payton Luster April 6, 2021

Texas and Texas A&M might not face off in football again for the foreseeable future, but Texas track & field gave Longhorns fans ultimate bragging rights over the weekend. The Longhorns bested...

Texas sprinter Rhasidat Adeleke breaks records with Olympics in mind

Texas sprinter Rhasidat Adeleke breaks records with Olympics in mind

Kaitlyn Harmon April 6, 2021

It took less than a minute and just 400 meters of all-out effort for Texas freshman Rhasidat Adeleke to entrench her name in Longhorn lore at the 2021 Big 12 Indoor Championships on Feb. 27. The 18-year-old...

Davis shatters another collegiate record, Texas Track & Field runs away with individual titles at Texas Relays

Payton Luster March 27, 2021

Not only are the Longhorns winning individual titles, they are also shattering records. Over the course of three days, Texas track and field produced many record-breaking performances at the 93rd Clyde...

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Williams twins are inseparable on cross country course, in life

Taylor Hawthorne November 24, 2020

At first glance, you wouldn’t be able to tell Trevor and Evan Williams apart, but thanks to Trevor’s new haircut, it’s a bit easier. The identical twins’ sibling rivalry has...

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