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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

All content by Chris Medina

Horns out for first Big 12 championship since 2006

Chris Medina May 6, 2011

The Longhorns, for the next few weeks, only have championships to worry about. At No. 6 in the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association computer rankings, the Longhorns have a good...

Longhorns compete at Penn Relays

Chris Medina May 2, 2011

Sophomores took over for the Longhorns over the weekend at the Penn Relays as Texas won two events in the last meet before the Big 12 Championship. On Friday, sophomores Hayden Baillio and Marquise...


Senior dominates event in track and field meet

Chris Medina April 28, 2011

In a night full of close races at the annual intramural track and field meet, spectators had to wait only 12 minutes for a blowout to occur. Fifth-year senior Jena Kincaid lined up for the 1,500...

Longhorns have history in their favor as they prepare for Penn Relays

Chris Medina April 28, 2011

Coming down the final stretch toward the postseason, the Longhorns head to Franklin Field in Philadelphia. With history on its side, a crowd big enough to fit in the Colosseum and a young, hungry team,...

Goodwin, Horns prepare for final meet of season

Chris Medina April 22, 2011

The No. 11 Longhorns venture to nearby Waco to compete in the Michael Johnson Classic on Saturday but must be careful not to overlook this regional meet as they look forward to next week’s Penn...

Weak showing brightened by youth

Chris Medina April 18, 2011

As a team, Texas had a disappointing weekend in Walnut, Calif., not winning a single event at the Mt. SAC Relays on Friday or Saturday, but some strong individual performances from the Longhorn underclassmen...

Horns travel to California after hosting Texas Relays

Chris Medina April 14, 2011

The ninth-ranked Longhorns are gearing up for competition at the Mt. SAC Relays in Walnut, Calif., after a long but productive week of hosting the Texas Relays. The U.S. Track & Field and Cross...

Indviduals shine bright as relays come to close

Chris Medina April 11, 2011

The Texas Relays are over — the races have been run, all of the hurdles jumped and the firing guns put away. In four days of competition, college, high school and professional athletes recorded...

Slow day at Texas Relays heats up with exciting race

Chris Medina April 8, 2011

  With a sparse crowd and mostly decathlon events early in the day, it wasn’t until the 4-by-800-meter men’s relay that things really started to heat up.   The relay...

Murphy, Greaves pace Horns during opening day of relays

Chris Medina April 7, 2011

  Wednesday’s Texas Relays quietly became a great warm-up to what is likely to be a weekend to remember as athletes from all over the country displayed their talents.   Although...

Excitement brewing as event gets under way

Chris Medina April 6, 2011

  The much-anticipated 84th Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays begin Wednesday and the exciting relationship between Austin and the Relays has people buzzing.   The Texas Relays, known...

Rocky Rhodes

Chris Medina March 29, 2011

  Small towns tend to affect people differently. Some cannot wait to leave to find a new way of life, never to look back again. Others depend on that way of life and become crippled by it,...

Texas wins tri-meet beating UCLA, Arkansas

Chris Medina March 28, 2011

Over the weekend the Longhorns prevailed in a tri-meet against No. 14 Arkansas and No. 24 UCLA. Keiron Stewart was the entertainment for the crowd in Austin as he broke a 15-year school record in...

Longhorns host UCLA, Arkansas for Friday meet

Chris Medina March 25, 2011

The No. 17 Longhorns look to rally after placing 10th at the NCAA Indoor Championship with a home tri-meet this weekend against No. 14 Arkansas and No. 24 UCLA. They want to improve the outside...

Men’s track & field: Longorns finish 10th

Chris Medina March 14, 2011

The Longhorns finished the indoor season with a 10th place finish at the NCAA Indoor Championships. This is the eighth time in the last nine years the Longhorns have finished in the top ten at the championship...

Longhorns have confidence on their side

Chris Medina March 11, 2011

The ninth-ranked Longhorns send six men to College Station this Friday and Saturday for the much anticipated NCAA Indoor Championships. The Gilliam Indoor Track Stadium will be a two-day home for...

Showing in qualifier bodes well for Horns

Chris Medina March 7, 2011

This weekend, the Longhorns boosted their chances to compete in the NCAA Indoor Championship. Junior Jacob Thormaehlen did not let next week’s pressure affect him as he led the team in the...

Team faces steep challenge in Illinois, looks to impress

Chris Medina March 4, 2011

The Longhorns travel to Illinois this weekend to face off against Northwestern University and the University of Illinois. They look to sustain momentum they garnered at home, as they defeated both...

Running Strong

Chris Medina February 21, 2011

On a morning when the sun didn’t peek out of the cloudy sky until 9:30 a.m., Keith Pierce turned the corner of Congress Avenue onto the final 100-meter stretch of the Austin Marathon. Pierce,...

Grueling workouts, sacrifices worth it for devoted runners

Chris Medina February 18, 2011

As 6 a.m. arrives, and while many students lay blissfully unaware or dreaming in their beds, a small group of them wake up and begin preparing for their days. The preparation begins with tying their...

Track star Goodwin honored with nomination

Chris Medina February 11, 2011

On Tuesday, the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association added Marquise Goodwin to The Bowerman Watch List. The Bowerman is given yearly to the top male and female track and field...

Refreshed Longhorns pick things back up

Chris Medina February 11, 2011

The Longhorns moved up in the national rankings to No. 13 after a strong performance in New York at the New Balance Collegiate Invitational. This upcoming weekend, the men’s team will split up. Friday,...

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