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Texas holds its own at Penn Relays

April 30, 2012

The Longhorns proved to be a strong presence in the field events during competition at the annual Penn Relays in Philadelphia. Senior Marquise Goodwin remained consistent with another win in the long...

1986 Sprint Relay Inducted at Penn Relays

April 25, 2012

Nearly three decades have past since Texas’ prolific 1986 sprint medley relay team raced together. But the four men aren’t finished making their mark just yet. This weekend the group of John...

Longhorns win 10 events

April 23, 2012

Texas produced rounds of gritty performances during Saturday’s competition at the Longhorn Invitational en route to winning 10 events. Texas’ throwers have dominated the ring all season, and...

Senior Thrower Jacob Thormaehlen Q&A

April 20, 2012

The Daily Texan sat down with senior thrower Jacob Thormaehlen to discuss his leadership role, his time at Texas, his throwing mechanics and the legacy he wants to leave at Texas. The Daily Texan: What...

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Horns look to rebound in local meet

April 20, 2012

The Longhorns will remain in their comfort zone this weekend as they welcome three other Texas teams to Austin for the Longhorn Invitational. Athletes representing the University of Houston, McMurry and...

UT hosts Texas Invitational

April 16, 2012

Strong winds proved to be no match for the Longhorns’ determination as they surged ahead to claim seven titles in Saturday’s events at the Texas Invitational. The windy conditions produced...

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Horns to face elite competition this weekend

April 13, 2012

Mike A. Myers Stadium will be the battleground of a Lone Star State showdown of sorts this weekend as the No. 6 Longhorns host their Texas Invitational meet on Saturday. Texas and nine other collegiate...

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Longhorns run in Stanford Invitational

April 9, 2012

Several Texas distance runners made the trek to Palo Alto, Calif. to compete in the Stanford Invitational Friday. The Longhorn trio of sophomore Ryan Dohner, freshman Craig Lutz and senior Brock Simmons...

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Distance runners take to Stanford Invitational

April 6, 2012

Imagine Texas Relays with a slightly cooler breeze and equal levels of excitement — and you get this weekend’s 38th Stanford Invitational. A select group of the No. 5 Longhorns will barely...

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Decathlete Murphy learning from Relays, pushing to be greater

April 6, 2012

Seeing him walk off the track at Texas Relays, sporting a huge smile as he became the new focal point of every flashing camera, you could almost see the imaginary cape draped across his shoulders. But...

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Runners fueled by nerves on Friday

April 2, 2012

On Friday morning, the array of high school and collegiate athletes that decorated the field of Mike A. Myers Stadium all had one thing in common: nerves. On the last day before Saturday’s finals,...

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Longhorn throwers cap off successful Relay weekend

April 2, 2012

As dawn broke upon Saturday’s events, nerves appeared to be no match for Texas. The Longhorns placed in a number of events, capping off a successful Texas Relays. Senior Jacob Thormaehlen clenched...

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Decathalon highlights day two of Texas Relays

March 30, 2012

The multi-event athletes kicked off day two of the Texas Relays with the remaining events in the Men’s Decathlon. It was Texas’ own Isaac Murphy who walked off the track victorious, breaking...

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Texas Relays recap – Day One

March 29, 2012

Cloudy skies and spotted showers didn’t dampen the spirits of Texas’ three decathletes competing in Wednesday’s opening events of the 85th Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays. Junior Isaac...

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Texas Relays on the horizon

March 28, 2012

Thousands will descend on Mike A. Myers Track & Soccer Stadium this week for the 85th Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays. The mass of energized fans will be overwhelming, and the athletic talent even...

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Texas – UCLA Dual Recap

March 26, 2012

Although the Longhorns and the Bruins each had nine event wins, Texas was unable to hold onto their edge as they fell to UCLA in the outdoor season opener 85-77 on Saturday. Despite an unpredicted...

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Texas duels UCLA, seeks strong start to outdoor year

March 23, 2012

With a successful 2012 indoor season under their belts, members of Texas’ men’s track and field team seek to continue the trend as they dual the UCLA Bruins at Drake Stadium in Los Angeles,...

Texas takes eighth at indoor nationals

March 12, 2012

Clutch performances by Texas’ fielders and heptathletes boosted them into an eighth place finish behind Indiana at the NCAA Indoor Championships with a total score of 22.5 points. Senior Thrower...

Horns prepare for NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships

March 9, 2012

They’ve all dreamed of what it might feel like to be a champion. Some have lived it, while others are hungry for their first taste of gold. This weekend will be forever etched in the minds of eight...

Q&A with freshman track and field athlete Petter Olson

March 9, 2012

Freshman heptathlete Petter Olson sat down and talked about his journey from Sweden to Texas, and breaks down the key ingredients for success during a grueling seven-event competition. The Daily Texan:...

UT suffers setback on road, unable to continue hot streak

March 5, 2012

Ups and downs are inevitable in a sport where the outcome often relies solely on the athlete’s individual efforts. Just ask the five members of Texas men’s track and field who competed in...

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Texas comes in second at Big 12 Indoor Championship

February 27, 2012

Texas turned in a strong second place showing this weekend at the Big 12 Indoor Championships. The Longhorns scored 133.5 points overall, falling just behind defending Big 12 Indoor Champions Texas A&M. Dominating...

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Keiron Stewart goes sockless at Big 12 Championships

February 24, 2012

Meet days are filled with strict routines and preparations during the final moments leading up to the events. Junior hurdler Keiron Stewart’s to-do list is a few items shorter than most competitors. “I...

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Men’s Track and Field head to Big 12 Championships

February 24, 2012

The No. 5 Longhorns will prepare to set the track ablaze as they head to the Gilliam Indoor Stadium in College Station for the Big 12 Indoor Track and Field Championships this weekend. Texas hasn’t...

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Men’s Track and Field turns in solid performances in split meets

February 13, 2012

Texas divided the team and conquered goals this weekend, competing in two separate meets at both the Don Kirby Invite in Albuquerque, N.M. and the SPIRE Invitational in Geneva, Ohio. Top performances...

Texas throwers, vaulters spotlight New Balance Invitational

February 6, 2012

Texas throwers and vaulters launched the No. 4 Longhorns to a fourth place overall finish in this weekend’s New Balance Collegiate Invitational at The Armory in New York. On Friday, Texas ended...

Longhorns fall to top-ranked Arizona

January 30, 2012

The second-ranked Longhorns left Tucson with a disappointing loss to the No. 1 Arizona Wildcats on Saturday. Texas fell to 4-2 in dual meets as the Wildcats remain unbeaten at home with a 155-88 victory....

UT women overpower Arizona

January 30, 2012

The No. 4 Longhorns improved to 5-1 in dual meets with a 128-115 win over the No. 9 Arizona Wildcats on Saturday in Tucson. Texas had consistent swims across the board, with two freshmen earning their...

No. 2 Horns head to Arizona to take on No. 1 Wildcats

January 27, 2012

The No. 2 Longhorns raced to flawless finishes and a victory over No. 8 Auburn, improving to 4-1 in dual meets this season. Texas looks to bring the same intensity as they face No. 1 Arizona on Saturday...

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After loss to Auburn, Horns looking to rally against Arizona

January 27, 2012

The No. 4 Longhorns plan to regroup and get back into their routine of winning after suffering their first dual meet loss of the year to No. 3 Auburn. This weekend, Texas will travel to Tucson to take...