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The Daily Texan

Official newspaper of The University of Texas at Austin

The Daily Texan

Official newspaper of The University of Texas at Austin

The Daily Texan

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Peter runs for 4 wins at Drake Relays

Kristin Otto April 30, 2012

Texas made a bold statement on the last two days of competition at the 103rd Annual Drake Relays, the last meet of the regular outdoor season. With 12 UT athletes competing in 12 events, Longhorns secured...


Texas returns to Drake Relays after four years

Kristin Otto April 26, 2012

After UT divided and conquered last week at the Mt. SAC Relays and the Longhorn Invitational, a reunited and improved No. 10 Texas is geared up for a forge into the final regular meet of the outdoor season. Hosted...

Longhorns compete in California and at home

Kristin Otto April 23, 2012

The No. 8 Longhorns showed they are a team on the rise this weekend. Pitted against some of the top, elite, long distance runners in the country, three 5000-meter Longhorn runners held their own at the...

Distance runners look to rebound at Relays, others aim to start strong at Invite

Kristin Otto April 20, 2012

The Longhorn distance runners had a rocky start on Thursday at the Mt. SAC Relays in Walnut, Calif. The outcome of the first event that kicked off the 54th year of the relays was an all-around letdown....


Senior searches for key to success, finds balance

Kristin Otto April 20, 2012

Victoria Lucas was in disheartened disbelief. After four years of unwavering dedication, the final indoor season of her collegiate career had been stopped unexpectedly short. “Watching the live...


Distance runners make trek to West Coast

Kristin Otto April 19, 2012

Nine of UT’s most developed middle and long distance runners are set on striking gold at the renowned 54th Annual Mt. SAC Relays. In 1959, Hilmer Lodge founded the Relays with the intent of creating...

Seniors finally step up, dominate Texas Invitational

Kristin Otto April 16, 2012

While sunlight was obscured at the Texas Invitational on Saturday, the challenges unique to the outdoor season were bright and clear. Faced with spotty showers and strong winds upwards of 30 mph, a Texas...


10 Texas schools to attend Invitational

Kristin Otto April 13, 2012

Spanning from the Gulf Coast up to the suburbs of Dallas, nine schools across the Lone Star State will compete in the Texas Invitational in Austin this Saturday. With the official heat sheets scheduled...

10 Texas schools to attend Invitational

Kristin Otto April 13, 2012

Spanning from the Gulf Coast up to the suburbs of Dallas, 9 schools across the Lone Star State will compete in the Texas Invitational in Austin this Saturday. With the official heat sheets scheduled to...


Texas displays potential at Florida Relays

Kristin Otto April 9, 2012

A slew of top-6 finishes (and the absence of a win) at the 68th Annual Pepsi Florida Relays illustrated the Longhorns’ room for growth in the outdoor season. Claiming sixth out of 68 runners in...

Regular outdoor season starts with Florida Relays

Kristin Otto April 6, 2012

UT athletes are scheduled to take part in the 73-year-old tradition of the Florida Relays this weekend. Once considered to be the first prominent collegiate track and field meet of the outdoor season,...


Kearney’s impact as mentor extends beyond track

Kristin Otto April 2, 2012

Beverly Kearney is a chameleon of sorts. During track season, you’ll likely spot “Coach Bev” on a Monday afternoon in a casual jumpsuit, whizzing around Mike A. Myers Stadium with a...


Women clench victory to conclude Texas Relays

Kristin Otto April 2, 2012

If the humidity and heat weren’t doing the trick, the caliber of competition that characterized the final two days of the 85th Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays was enough to get athletes and fans sweating. Beginning...


Women open strong with three wins at Relays

Kristin Otto March 30, 2012

With the dawning of day two, 21 heptathletes returned to Mike A. Myers Track & Soccer Stadium Thursday at noon to resume the multi-event competition that jump-started the 85th year of Texas Relays. Throughout...

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Women kick off Relays with multi-event competition

Kristin Otto March 29, 2012

The 85th Annual Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays kicked off with the seven-event heptathlon Wednesday afternoon. The heptathlon embodies the essence of the Relays; the competition is multi-faceted,...


Rising track star resembles returning Longhorn Olympian

Kristin Otto March 28, 2012

Head coach Beverly Kearney sees many similarities between sophomore Allison Peter and former Longhorn Sanya Richard-Ross. “The only difference between Sanya Richards and Allison Peter is that Sanya...


Texas embraces chance to showcase talent, depth

Kristin Otto March 28, 2012

To Longhorns coach Beverly Kearney, the Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays are much more than a sporting event. “This is a chance for us to really show off the greatness of our city. Everybody [is]...

Sophomores shoulder load at NCAA championship

Kristin Otto March 19, 2012

More than 300 schools across the country traveled to the Potato State to compete at the 2012 NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships in Nampa, Idaho last week. Out of hundreds of athletes, seven Longhorn...


Women’s Track Indoor NCAA Championships: Seven Longhorns set to compete for title

Kristin Otto March 9, 2012

And then there were seven. Over the course of the season, they have pushed themselves to physical and mental extremes in the pursuit of proving themselves worthy of a shot at performing on a national...

Longhorns see final meet as ‘Last Chance’ to advance

Kristin Otto March 2, 2012

Although the Last Chance Meets might sound melodramatic, their slightly intimidating description accurately embodies the essence of Week 7, the last of the regular season for Division I NCAA women’s...


UT’s late surge not enough to overcome slow start

Kristin Otto February 27, 2012

While the Longhorns charged into College Station armed and dangerous, they ultimately retreated from the Big 12 battleground with an unsatisfying second-place finish. Earning Texas’ first two points,...

Middle distance success could be key to winning Big 12 Indoor Championships

Kristin Otto February 24, 2012

‘Tis the season for Big 12 battles. Joining in the festivities will be the women’s track and field team, scheduled to represent Texas in the Big 12 Indoor Championships this weekend. Be prepared,...


Q&A with Kendra Chambers: on the track paradox of team v. individual in the Big 12 Championship

Kristin Otto February 24, 2012

The Daily Texan with senior sprinter Kendra Chambers. Chambers is the 2011 Big 12 indoor 600 yard champion and hopes to lead the Longhorns to a Big 12 Championship this weekend at College Station. Q:...

Longhorns look to send A&M off to SEC by winning Big 12 in College Station

Kristin Otto February 24, 2012

As the Longhorns head to College Station this weekend for the Big 12 Championships, the meet is more than just another conference championship. This is the last time the team will face Texas A&M in...

UT looking to reverse steady decline in ranks

Kristin Otto February 10, 2012

Going into the fourth week of the season, Texas was originally scheduled to split up this weekend to attend both the University of Arkansas’ Tyson Invitational and the Flotrack Husky Classic in Seattle,...


Rugby on the rise, longhorns spreading awareness through combine

Kristin Otto January 30, 2012

Bill Monat, a 19 year-old freshman, was first introduced to Texas Rugby just a few weeks ago after players on the team spotted him leaving his dorm. After attending rugby practices last week, the 6-feet-1-inch,...

Club rugby prepares for championships

Kristin Otto January 27, 2012

When Noah Villalobos began his career at UT, his passion for rugby — a sport that had been inaccessible to him before coming to Texas — inspired him to seek out the UT Rugby team. Three years...

Longhorn Track and Field Women Repeat Impressive Appearance in Second Season Meet

Kristin Otto January 23, 2012

Coming off a four-win season opener at the Leonard Hilton Invite in Houston, the Longhorns traveled to Birmingham, Alabama on Saturday to compete in the Auburn Indoor Invitational. Although the Longhorns...

Aggie Traditions

Kristin Otto November 23, 2011

The Shouting If you find the highlight of college football games to be watching gorgeous, smiling girls flipping down the field and being thrown into the air, prepare to be disappointed. Long ago, A&M...

Senior reflects on life-long love of UT ball

Kristin Otto November 18, 2011

“I’ve watched UT football ever since I knew what football was.” With the 2011 season coming to a close, Ashley Park reminisced on her long-lived love of Longhorn football. For Ashley,...

Longhorn-Red Raider Rivalry: Timeline

Kristin Otto November 4, 2011

Saturday, November 9, 1996: In the first season for both teams to play in the Big 12 Conference, the Longhorns travelled to Lubbock to compete against the Red Raiders. In commemoration of the first year...

Game dedicated to those battling deadly disease

Kristin Otto October 28, 2011

“I think your strongest bonds come whenever you go through the worst of times together.” Longhorn safety Blake Gideon shared his thoughts on the coherence of the University of Texas football...

The State Fair Experience

Kristin Otto October 7, 2011

West Side Story: So if marching bands are not your thing, an alternative musical attraction this weekend is the renowned musical theater production West Side Story. A made-in-America musical, “West...

Former Big 8 leader In As Interim Big 12 Commissioner

Kristin Otto September 30, 2011

On September 22, 2011, Dan Beebe stepped down from his position — which he had held for four years — as Big 12 Commissioner. On Tuesday, 79-year-old Chuck Neinas, a veteran in the world of...

A Moment of Silence

Kristin Otto September 9, 2011

“That day was a catalyst for change in everything that America was,” said Sgt. Paul Gray, as he reflected on the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, nearly 10 years ago. At the Texas-BYU...

Texas leads historic rivalry over former conference foe

Kristin Otto September 2, 2011

Since the first Longhorn-Owl face-off in 1914, UT has defeated Rice 70 times, lost 20 games and tied one. This weekend’s meeting will mark the 93rd anniversary of what has become a historic football...

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