May 14, 2011
NORMAN, Okla. – Sophomore Marquise Goodwin won his second-consecutive Big 12 outdoor long jump title with a jump of 26-9.75 (8.17m). The mark is a John Jacobs Track Complex and Big 12 meet record. Goodwin has now been victorious in the last three Big 12 long jump titles overall (2010 outdoor, 2011 indoor, 2011 outdoor). The sophomore posted the event-winning mark on his fifth jump and held on to win over Nebraska’s Nicholas Gordon.
Texas currently holds the team lead with 54 points over Nebraska (47.50) and Texas A&M (42.50).
The Texas men also recorded three second-place finishes on the day with Hayden Baillio in the shot put, Jamal Wilson in the high jump and Kenny Greaves in the decathlon. Baillio used a mark of 63-6 (19.35m) while junior Jacob Thormaehlen finished fourth in the event with a personal-best throw of 62-10.50 (19.16m). It’s the fifth All-Big 12 honor for Baillio and Thormaehlen.
Wilson, who will be in tomorrow’s triple jump competition, cleared a height of 7-3 (2.20m) in the high jump. This is Wilson’s fourth All-Big 12 honor for the high jump and fifth overall.
Greaves used a strong second day where he posted two personal bests to surge into second place at the conclusion of the final event. His point total of 7,583 points secured him a spot at the 2011 NCAA Championships as he is ranked in the top 24 in the event nationally. Greaves also placed fourth in the open pole vault with a clearance of 16-10 (5.13m). Freshman Mark Thomas posted a fifth-place finish with the same clearance of 16-10 (5.13m), a personal best. With his two scoring efforts, Greaves is now a six-time All-Big 12 member and Thomas earned his second All-Big 12 honor after placing fifth indoors.
Also in the decathlon, Isaac Murphy finished fourth in the 10-discipline event with a total of 7,535 points for his fourth All-Big 12 honor. The sophomore will be joining Greaves at the NCAA Championships, as he currently ranks ninth in the nation. The top 24 decathletes based on the national-descending list will be selected for the national meet.
Freshman Jake Wohlford just missed earning a point for the Longhorns, placing ninth with a personal-best 6,758 points.
Texas qualified two athletes in the 1,500 meters for tomorrow’s final as CJ Jessett clocked a personal best 3:48.54 to win his heat and Patrick McGregor posted a 3:48.71.
In the 110-meter hurdles, sophomore Keiron Stewart clocked the fastest time in the prelims of 13.60 to make it through to tomorrow’s final. Stewart is the defending Big 12 indoor 60-meter hurdles champion.
The Longhorns also qualified two sprinters for tomorrow’s finals. Junior Trevante Rhodes qualified for the 200-meter dash final in a time of 21.09 and senior Danzell Fortson clocked 46.60 to earn a spot in the 400-meter final.
The final day of competition begins with the discus at 2 p.m. CT. Live results can be found on www.deltatiming.com.
1. TEXAS, 54
2. Nebraska, 47.5
3. Texas A&M, 42.5
4. Kansas, 37
5. Oklahoma, 32
6. Missouri, 26
7. Colorado, 25
8. Kansas State, 16
9. Texas Tech, 11
10. Baylor, 9.5
11. Iowa State, 9
12. Oklahoma State, 2.5
Head Coach Bubba Thornton
On the day’s performances: I’m really pleased with the effort we got today. We can look at this and we can tell that this team is really getting put back into place. We’re still short in a few events, but we’re getting that fixed. Plus there are some young guys. We look at what we’re graduating and what’s coming in. We’re pleased with what happened today. You see big improvement in Kenny Greaves who has worked really hard over the years to do this thing. Mark Jackson gets his first point in the long jump. There was a lot of good stuff. We have to come back out here tomorrow and fight for what we can get.
On Marquise Goodwin’s long jump title: I don’t think there was a doubt certainly in his mind or my mind until the final jump was taken. His jumps were real consistent. He was 8.06 (meters), then 8.07 then he took the lead. That’s confidence and consistency. This time of the year someone always makes a big jump. When they get on the same runway, Marquise Goodwin is on it. That makes a difference.
TEXAS RESULTS (! – personal best, q – qualified for event final, T – tied)
100 Meters (Prelims)
11. Trevante Rhodes, 10.62
12. D.J. Monroe, 10.64
14. Alex Williams, 10.72w
200 Meters (Prelims)
9. Trevante Rhodes, 21.09q
400 Meters (Prelims)
8. Danzell Fortson, 46.60q
13. Andre Thomas, 47.34
800 Meters (Prelims)
12. Patrick McGregor, 1:53.73
1,500 Meters (Prelims)
2. CJ Jessett, 3:48.54!q
6. Patrick McGregor, 3:48.71q
12. Kevin Rayes, 3:52.35
17. Logan Gonzales, 3:54.79
110-Meter Hurdles (Prelims)
1. Keiron Stewart, 13.60q
400-Meter Hurdles (Prelims)
17. Keiron Stewart, 53.54
1. Marquise Goodwin, 26-9.75 (8.17m)!
8. Mark Jackson, 24-6.25 (7.47m)
10. Emerson Sanders, 24-2.50 (7.38m)
2. Jamal Wilson, 7-3 (2.20m)
4. Kenny Greaves, 16-10 (5.13m)
5. Mark Thomas, 16-10 (5.13)!
2. Hayden Baillio, 63-6 (19.35m)
4. Jacob Thormaehlen, 62-10.50 (19.16m)!
11. Brandon Drenon, 52-5.25 (15.98m)
2. Kenny Greaves, 7,583 points!
4. Isaac Murphy, 7,535 points
9. Jake Wohlford, 6,758 points
1,500 Meters (Decathlon)
2. Kenny Greaves, 4:23.60
6. Isaac Murphy, 4:37.21!
11. Jake Wohlford, 4:54.30
110-Meter Hurdles (Decathlon)
1. Jake Wohlford, 14.64
3. Isaac Murphy, 14.86
8. Kenny Greaves, 15.41!
Pole Vault (Decathlon)
1. Kenny Greaves, 16-6 (5.03m)
T3. Isaac Murphy, 15-2.25 (4.63m)
12. Jake Wohlford, 13-2.50 (4.03m)!
5. Kenny Greaves, 138-1 (42.08m)!
6. Isaac Murphy, 137-6 (41.90m)
16. Jake Wohlford, 88-8 (27.03m)
5. Kenny Greaves, 169-8 (51.71m)
7. Isaac Murphy, 164-7 (50.18m)
8. Jake Wohlford, 153-3 (46.71m)