The Daily Texan

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As outdoor season wraps up, Texas tries to finish on high note

May 6, 2011

Following a second-place finish at the NCAA Indoor Championship meet and strong showings at both the Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays and the Penn Relays, the Longhorns are looking to continue their success...

Longhorns bring it all to Penn Relays

May 2, 2011

Texas sprinters turned in a strong performance over the weekend at the Penn Relays in Philadelphia. The 1,600-meter relay made up of juniors Angele Cooper and Kendra Chambers, freshman Briana...

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Texas heads to Waco for Michael Johnson Classic

April 22, 2011

The seventh-ranked Longhorns travel to Waco this weekend to participate in the Michael Johnson Classic, the first outdoor meet since the team’s strong performance at the Texas Relays on April...

Cooper runs, jumps her way to 400-meter hurdles title

April 11, 2011

In last year’s Texas Relays, Angele Cooper won the 400-meter hurdles with a time of 56.52 seconds, one of the fastest in the country that season. On Saturday, the Texas junior again won the 400...

Cooper, Dowie shine for Texas in day two

April 8, 2011

For the second day in a row, the Longhorn women were led by individual performances at the Texas Relays on Thursday. Texas was led by junior Angele Cooper and freshman Danielle Dowie in the 400-meter...

Women start slow but end afternoon with top-5 finishes

April 7, 2011

  The first day of the Texas Relays got off to a slow start, with only four Longhorn women competing in distance-running events. Thanks to junior Laleh Mojtabaeezamani and senior Betzy Jimenez,...

A race over the years

April 6, 2011

The Texas Relays started as a small, regional competition for white males, but has grown into one of the nation’s most important track-and-field meets. Every April, the Texas Relays bring...

Longhorns prevail in Bayou Classic

March 28, 2011

The women took home first place from the Victor Lopez Bayou Classic in Houston this weekend. The victory marks the Longhorns’ second first-place finish in a row in the outdoor season. Eighteen...

Longhorns prevail in Bayou Classic

March 28, 2011

  The women took home first place from the Victor Lopez Bayou Classic in Houston this weekend. The victory marks the Longhorns’ second first-place finish in a row in the outdoor season. Eighteen...

Texas looks to build upon strong season in Houston

March 25, 2011

The No. 7 Longhorns look to continue their success at the second outdoor meet of the season this weekend at the Victor Lopez Bayou Classic in Houston. The women ended the indoor season with a second-place...

Athletes place in ‘last chance’ meets to advance

March 7, 2011

Freshman high jumper Shanay Briscoe automatically qualified for the NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships with a jump of 1.86 meters at the Arkansas Last Chance Meet this weekend. The fourth-ranked...

As regular season nears end, it’s now or never for Horns

March 4, 2011

  This weekend, the Longhorns will participate in a trio of last-chance meets — the final opportunity for athletes to qualify for the NCAA Indoor Championships. The team will divide its...

As regular season nears end, it’s now or never for Horns

March 4, 2011

This weekend, the Longhorns will participate in a trio of last-chance meets — the final opportunity for athletes to qualify for the NCAA Indoor Championships. The team will divide its runners...

Run Texas Run

February 17, 2011

T?he Longhorns have moved up to take the No. 3 spot in the nation according to a new poll by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association. This honor can be attributed to the hard...

Track and field rising in polls, preparing for indoor showdown

February 16, 2011

Texas climbed five spots in the latest women’s track and field poll and are now No. 3 in the nation. The Longhorns boast the nation’s top long jumper in Chantel Malone and three of the top-10...

Behm places sixth in Seattle as others run in New Mexico

February 14, 2011

Distance runner Mia Behm automatically qualified for the NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships on Friday night after posting 15:58.34 in the 5,000 meter. Longhorn distance runners competed at...

Texas two-stepping to Seattle, Albuquerque

February 11, 2011

The Longhorns will split up again this week as part of the team heads to the Don Kirby Invitational in Albuquerque and the remainder competes in the Husky Classic in Seattle. No. 8 Texas distance...

Longhorns propelled by recent youth movement

February 4, 2011

Starting college always means new experiences ­— new classes, new home, new friends. For the freshmen Longhorns, however, they knew they already had a support system and group of friends when...

Kearney notes improvement in freshmen

January 31, 2011

After splitting their team to take part in two different meets in different states, the Longhorns posted a combined 10 personal bests at the Razorback Invitational in Fayetteville, Ark., and the Houston...

Texas’ weekend mission: divide and conquer

January 28, 2011

The Longhorn women will split up this weekend, with some of the team attending the Houston Invitational and Multi’s and the rest competing at the Arkansas Invitational in Fayetteville. The...

Freshmen contribute as Texas takes first in season opener

January 18, 2011

The Longhorns took first in five events en route to winning the season-opening Leonard Hilton Memorial meet on Friday night. The team competed against Rice, Houston, UT-San Antonio and Louisiana Tech. The...

UT runs out of gas at NCAA Championship, falls short

November 23, 2010

The Longhorns finished 20th on Monday in their first NCAA Championship meet since 2003. Junior Mia Behm led the team, finishing 35th and earning all-American status. “There were 31 teams and...

UT remains unfazed despite youth

November 22, 2010

Texas heads to the NCAA Championship meet today for the first time since 2002. The Longhorn’s success this season can be credited to all-around efforts from the entire team, but also to a trio...

Texas claims first place with consistent effort

November 15, 2010

The Longhorns placed first at the NCAA South Central Regional Championship meet in Waco on Saturday. The win earned Texas an automatic bid to the 2010 NCAA Cross Country Championships. “I...

Road to nationals goes through Waco for Texas runners

November 12, 2010

The Longhorns will compete in the NCAA South Central Regional in Waco on Saturday, a meet where the team’s performance will determine whether they are able to compete in the NCAA Championships...

Former Longhorn runner returns as coach

November 11, 2010

When Steve Sisson considered where he would go to college, he wanted more bang for his buck. A Texas state high school champion in the 3200 meter run, Sisson had plenty of options — West Point,...

Longhorns falter on Big 12’s center stage

November 1, 2010

The 15th-ranked Longhorns finished the Big 12 Championship meet in a disappointing fifth place Saturday. “The Big 12 is a very competitive league, and if you blink, then someone is going to...

Rival teammate gets Behm to work harder

October 28, 2010

Although Mia Behm has already had two successful years as a Longhorn athlete, the junior from Tyler isn’t focused on her past achievements — she is looking toward new goals. “There...

Upcoming tournament a gauge for Big 12 meet

October 15, 2010

The Longhorns will split up this weekend, with seven runners competing at the ISU Pre-Nationals Invitational in Indiana and six running at the Concordia University Invitational in Round Rock. The...

Upcoming tournament a gauge for Big 12 meet

October 15, 2010

The Longhorns will split up this weekend, with seven runners competing at the ISU Pre-Nationals Invitational in Indiana and six running at the Concordia University Invitational in Round Rock. The...

Texas runner fulfills dream as Longhorn

October 14, 2010

In third grade, Megan Siebert made a promise to her coach and mentor that one day she would be a Longhorn. In return, he promised her he would do everything in his power to help get her to Austin. Ten...

Texas runner fulfills dream as Longhorn

October 14, 2010

In third grade, Megan Siebert made a promise to her coach and mentor that one day she would be a Longhorn. In return, he promised her he would do everything in his power to help get her to Austin. Ten...