Gras scores UT's first points at Men's Track and Field Big 12 Championships
May 15, 2009
LUBBOCK, Texas -- In his first ever 10,000 meters, senior Victor Gras put Texas on the scoreboard with a seventh-place finish on the first day of the Big 12 Track & Field Championships. Gras, who has only run 1,500 and 5,000 meters this season, clocked a 31:21.01 to score two points for the Longhorns and earn his second All-Big 12 honor after placing sixth in the 5K indoors.
Earlier in the day, junior Andrew Webb scored 3,707 points in the first five events of the decathlon and currently stands 10th, while sophomore Kenny Greaves is 11th with 3,668 points, in what is considered one of the top collegiate first days nationally with six competitors breaking 4,000 points.
Webb used a season-best 11.12 in the 100 meters to score 838 points and then tied for third in the high jump with a clearance of 1.95m (6-4.75) to score 758 points.
Greaves set personal bests in the 100 meters, shot put and 400 meters. The 3,668 points is almost 100 points better than his personal-best first day of 3,570 points, set earlier this season at the Texas Relays.
The second day of the Big 12 Championships will begin at 10 a.m. on Saturday with the 110-meter hurdles in the decathlon.
100 Meters (Dec.)
9. Andrew Webb, 11.12w (2.9) (838 points)
12. Kenny Greaves, 11.25w (2.9) (806 points)(PR)