Men's Track and Field's DMR wins third consecutive title with record-setting performance
All-Americans Erik Stanley, Jacob Hernandez and Leo Manzano, and freshman Danzell Fortson combined to run a Big 12 record time of 9:45.39 and add 10 points to the teamís score. The quartet shattered the previous record of 9:47.13 run by Missouri in 2005. The Longhorns became the first program in Big 12 history to win three DMR titles.
Stanley (Spring, Texas) made the first exchange in second place. Fortson (Fort Worth, Texas) passed race-leader Texas Tech after the first lap and handed off the baton with the lead. Reigning champions Hernandez (Magnolia, Texas) and Manzano (Marble Falls, Texas) maintained the lead for the record-setting performance.
Rouse (Kaufman, Texas) put the Longhorns on the board early in the weight throw. He earned All-Big 12 honors with an eighth-place throw of 59-0 (17.98m). The mark, his farthest of the season, is 10.25 inches shy of his UT top-10 throw of 59-10.25 (18.24m).
Manzano, defending Big 12 mile run champion, advanced to the finals in the event in 4:08.72. He had the fastest time among all qualifiers.
Texas registered two in tomorrowís 800-meter run finals. Reigning Big 12 800-meter champion Hernandez and freshman Logan Gonzales (Boone, Iowa) advanced with preliminary times of 1:53.38 and 1:52.77, respectively.
Fortson joined the qualifying group, running 48.10 in the 400-meter run as the eighth-fastest advancer. Fellow rookie Andre Thomas (St. Peters, Mo.) finished one spot outside of the finals (ninth) in 48.23.
Senior All-American Jake Morse (Arlington, Texas) had the fastest mark in his heat, coming across the line in 4:09.00. Freshman Jay Heller (Marietta, Ga.) missed the finals by three-tenths of a second, finishing in 4:12.72 behind Iowa Stateís Dan Fagden (4:12.58).
Junior Tevan Everett (Bel-Aire, Kan.) led his preliminary, qualifying in the 600-yard run in 1:10.11. Everett is the defending champion as he captured the title in 2007 while competing for Kansas.
Redshirt junior Kyle Miller (Katy, Texas) clocked 2:24.16 in the leading the 1,000-meter group into the finals. Rookie Brian Rhodes-Devey (Slingerlands, N.Y.) ran 2:27.83 for 10th in his Big 12 debut.
Junior Elliot OíHare (Austin, Texas) moved on to the 60-meter hurdle finals with a personal-best 7.94 seconds.
Sophomore Shawn Schmidt (Plano, Texas) finished the first day of the heptathlon in 10th-place with 2,919 points, ahead of teammates, junior Andrew Webb (Midland, Texas) and freshman Kenny Greaves (Coppell, Texas). Webb accumulated 2,787 points ahead of Greavesí 2,668.
Webb clocked 7.49 seconds for 716 points in the 60-meter. He then long jumped 21-3.5 (6.49m), his farthest mark of the season, to put 695 points on the scoreboard. In the shot put, Webb tossed 41-10.5 (12.76m) for seventh-place (653 points). Webb tied for eighth in the high jump, clearing 6-3.25 (1.91m) for 723 points.
Schmidt totaled 2,919 points for 10th place after day one. He completed the 60-meter in 7.45 seconds to begin the day with 729 points. The second-year Longhorn jumped 21-0.75 (6.42m) and totaled 679 points in the long jump. He followed that performance with a fourth-place showing in the shot put (44-10.75/13.67m, 708 points). He added another fourth-place performance in the final event of the day Ė the high jump. Schmidt posted a height of 6-6.75 (2.00m) and totaled 803 points.
Greaves posted the fastest time among UT heptathletes with a 7.43-second performance in the 60-meter for 736 points. In the second event of the day, Greaves landed in 20-3.75 (6.19m) to score 628 points in the long jump. He threw 40-10.5 (12.46m) for 10th in the shot put (634 points). In the final event of the day, Greaves tied for 11th with a mark of 6-0.75 (1.85m) and added 670 points.
The Longhorns return to the track tomorrow to crown a Big 12 team champion.
On the distance-medley relay winning the championship: The guys ran a great race. Itís a classic example of our guys working together. They truly came out to win and they did. It just shows that their hard work paid off.
DEFENDING BIG 12 CHAMPION FOR THE MILE -- LEO MANZANO
DEFENDING BIG 12 CHAMPION FOR THE 600-YARD -- TEVAN EVERETT
BIG 12 RESULTS (day one)
Weight Throw Finals (A: 21.50m; P: 19.50m)
Long Jump Finals (A: 7.85m; P: 7.50m)
5,000-meter run Finals (A: 13:47; P: 14:10)
200-meter run preliminaries (A: 20.83; P: 21.23)
400-meter run preliminaries (A: 46.15; P: 47.25)
600-yard preliminaries (non-NCAA sponsored event)
1,000-meter run preliminaries (non-NCAA sponsored event)
Mile run preliminaries (A: 3:59.50; P: 4:04.00)
60-meter hurdles preliminaries (A: 7.70; P: 7.91)
Heptathlon (A: 5,650 points; P: 5,300 points)
Heptathlon 60-meter Run
Heptathlon Long Jump
Heptathlon Shot Put
Heptathlon High Jump