Men's Track and Field earns First Team All-America honors in 4x100m relay and 110m hurdles
June 11, 2011
DES MOINES - The University of Texas Men's Track and Field team picked up its fifth top 15 finish in the last seven years after placing tied for 12th with 25 points at the 2011 NCAA Outdoor Championships. Texas earned points from athletes in the 110m hurdles, 4x100m relay, shot put and long jump over the course of the four-day meet.
In the 110m hurdles, sophomore Keiron Stewart clocked a wind-aided 13.38 for fifth overall. Stewart, who was seventh in the event as a freshman, is now a three-time First Team All-American.
Texas' 4x100m relay of juniors hasAlex Williams, Trevante Rhodes and sophomores Marquise Goodwin and D.J. Monroe opened the final day of competition with a sixth place showing in 39.24. Their time was just one hundredth of a second off of its season-best that was run during the semifinals. Each athlete earned First Team All-America honors.
The Longhorns have placed in the top 15 11 times under head coach Bubba Thornton.
Head Coach Bubba Thornton
6. Texas, 39.24 (A. Williams, T. Rhodes, M. Goodwin, D. Monroe)