FAIRFAX, Va. -- Six Texas Longhorns won events at the Father Diamond Invitational to open the men's track and field indoor season on Saturday, Jan. 15. The meet was a non-scoring event on a team basis.
Senior Matt Caterisano (Plano, Texas/Plano East) was victorious in the mile with a time of 4:13.18. Fellow-senior Mark Floreani (Chicago, Ill./St. Ignatius) blew away the field in the 3,000 meters, winning by almost eight seconds with a time of 8:17.79.
Junior Ronald Hill (Walnut, Calif./Walnut) opened his Longhorn career with a victory in the long jump. His leap of 7.32 meters (24 ft.) was .31m better than the second-place finisher. Classmate Brian Robison (Splendora, Texas/Splendora) outdistanced the field in the shot put with a throw of 16.56 meters (54-4 ft.).
Sophomore Andra Manson (Brenham, Texas/Brenham) opened defense of his indoor national title in the high jump with a winning jump of 2.15 meters (7 ft.).
In his first event as a Longhorn, freshman Leonel Manzano (Marble Falls, Texas/Marble Falls) took the 1,000-meter run behind a time of 2:27.30.
In addition to the six Longhorn winners, junior Quincy Boles (Harker Heights, Texas/Killeen) was the top collegiate performer in the 60 meters with a time of 6.76.
The Longhorns will now prepare for the Leonard Hilton Invitational on Friday, Jan. 21 in Houston, Texas. Field events will begin at 2 p.m. (Central) followed by track events starting at 3 p.m. (Central).