Six Longhorns win individual events at the Don Kirby Invitational
Feb. 11, 2011
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - The Longhorn men's Track and Field team turned in a strong performance at the Don Kirby Invitational led by six event victories by Trevante Rhodes in the 200 meters, Jamal Wilson in the high jump, Marquise Goodwin in the long jump, Mark Jackson in the triple jump, Kenny Greaves in the pole vault and Hayden Baillio in the shot put.
Wilson cleared a personal-best and NCAA automatic qualifying mark of 7-4.25 (2.24m). The jump moves Wilson to fifth place on UT's all-time performers list. The jump is also the fifth-best clearance in the nation this season. Wilson's marks continue to improve as he has cleared 7-0.50, 7-3 and 7-4.25 in the last three competitions.
Rhodes achieved personal bests in his 200-meter victory with a 21.22 and in the prelims of the 60 meters clocking 6.76 where he qualified for the finals and placed third. Jackson won his first collegiate event as he leaped a personal best in the triple jump with a mark of 52-5.25 (15.98m). Goodwin jumped 25-11 (7.90m) and Greaves cleared a personal-best height of 17-1.50 (5.22m).
Also in the 60 meters, D.J. Monroe and Alex Williams qualified for the finals where Monroe finished fourth (6.81) and Williams was eighth (6.96).
Senior Danzell Fortson posted a personal-best 400-meter time of 46.75, finishing second. Andre Thomas finished third in 48.21 and Dereck Dreyer came in sixth in a personal-best time of 48.53. The Texas 4x400-meter relay team of Fortson, Stewart, Thomas and Greaves came in second in a season-best time of 3:10.86.
Also in the field events Freshman Mark Jackson came in fourth in the long jump, leaping a personal best 24-7.25 (7.50m) and freshman Casey Wicker cleared a personal-best height of 16-7.50 (5.07m), claiming third place.
The Texas distance runners are set to compete in the Husky Classic in Seattle, Wash. starting tomorrow afternoon.
4x400 Meter Relay