Men's Track and Field's Stewart, 4x400 move on in NCAA Championships
May 29, 2010
AUSTIN, Texas -- Texas freshman Keiron Stewart and the 4x400-meter relay advanced in the NCAA Championships as the Longhorns wrapped up competition at the West Preliminary on Saturday at Mike A. Myers Stadium. Stewart ran the fastest 110-meter hurdle time in UT history with a 13.39, qualifying second out of the region, while the mile relay qualified 11th with a 3:07.11.
Stewart's time bettered Derek Spears' 13.50 from the 1996 NCAA Championships, which had a 1.1 wind reading. Because Stewart's time was aided by a 2.9 wind, it won't count as the school record because it was over the allowable 2.0.
The 4x400-meter relay team of Andre Thomas, Tevas Everett, Danzell Fortson and Jonathan Collins produced a season best with the 3:07.11. They finished fourth in the second heat, forcing them to wait on the third heat to find out if their time would be one of the next three fastest for qualification. It was, making them one of the 12 teams to advance to the next rounds of the championships.
The 4x100-meter relay of Thomas, Marquise Goodwin, Emerson Sanders and Trevante Rhodes narrowly missed advancing to Eugene with a 13th-place finish. The Horns finished fourth in the third heat with a season-best 40.05. With the top three in each heat advancing, Texas hoped to be one of the next three qualifiers, but missed out on the 12th spot by just .05 seconds.
The Longhorns will wrap up the collegiate season with the NCAA Championships in Eugene, Ore. on June 9-12. UT will be represented by Hayden Baillio (Shot Put), Hayden Clark (Pole Vault), Marquise Goodwin (Long Jump), Keiron Stewart (110m Hurdles), Jacob Thormaehlen (Shot Put), Jamal Wilson (High Jump) and the 4x400-meter relay team.