Tevan Everett sets school record in the 800 meters
Feb. 14, 2009
Senior Tevan Everett set a school record in the 800 meters as members of the Longhorn men's track & field team competed in three separate meets on Saturday. Everett, competing at the Husky Classic in Seattle, Wash., clocked a 1:47.82 to better teammate Jacob Hernandez's previous mark of 1:47.89.
Everett, who had a personal best of 1:49.18 coming into the race, ran the first 400 in 50-flat and held a comfortable lead. At about the 600-meter mark, the field caught up to Everett and he fell to third. But, he responded and ended up finishing second to 2008 Olympian Andrew Wheating (1:47.03), who competes for Oregon.
This race was supposed to be a rematch between Hernandez and Wheating, but Hernandez and senior Mike Carmody were unable to compete due to illness. Previously, Hernandez won the NCAA Outdoor Championship in the 800 meters, bettering Wheating by .01 seconds.
Meanwhile, at the Tyson Invitational in Fayetteville, Ark., junior Will Paine and sophomore Maston Wallace competed in the pole vault. Paine matched his career-best clearance of 5.20m (17-0.75) in finishing sixth based on misses. Wallace tied for seventh after clearing 5.05m (16-6.75).
The rest of the Longhorns' squad finished up competition at the Texas A&M Invitational. Without some of their top performers, UT placed fourth with 73 points behind Texas A&M (140), Texas Tech (85) and Baylor (74).
A day after winning the 1,000 meters, freshman Patrick Todd took third in the 800 meters with a time of 1:51.45. Sophomore Logan Gonzales, who was the runner-up to Todd in the 1,000 meters, placed sixth in 1:51.81.
The Longhorns will take next weekend off as they prepare for the Big 12 Indoor Championships in College Station, Texas from Feb. 26-28.
TEXAS A&M INVITATIONAL - Complete Results