Jan. 26, 2011
Name: Razorback Invitational
Location: Randal Tyson Track Center, Fayetteville, Ark.
Date: Friday, Jan. 28 - Saturday, Jan. 29
Live Results: www.flashresults.com
The Longhorns return to Fayetteville, Ark. to compete against Arizona, No. 12 Arkansas, No. 9 Florida State, No. 1 LSU, No. 11 Nebraska, No. 19 Oklahoma State, No. 5 Oregon, No. 8 Stanford and TCU.
The Longhorns will get an early test of where they're at on the season as they take on seven of the nation's top 20 teams. In addition, the Horns will face top 10 athletes in the 60m, 200m, 400m, 60m hurdles, high jump, pole vault, long jump, triple jump, shot put, weight throw and mile-relay.
The Longhorns enter the second meet of the 2011 season ranked 18th in the nation according to the USTFCCCA NCAA Division I National Team Computer Rankings.
LAST TIME OUT: Texas vs. Arkansas Dual
Four Longhorns won events in a dual meet with Arkansas in Fayetteville, Ark. Freshmen Jake Wohlford and Mark Thomas won their first collegiate events. Wohlford won the 60-meter hurdles in 8.19 while Thomas claimed the top spot in the pole vault, clearing 16-0.75 (4.90m). Sophomore Marquise Goodwin won the 60 meters, running 6.77. In the shot put, Longhorns took the top three spots as Hayden Baillio took first, Jacob Thormaehlen was second and Brandon Drenon finished in third. Sophomore Patrick McGregor earned a second-place finish after running a school-record 1,000-meter time of 2:22.75. Freshman jumper Mark Jackson claimed two second-place finishes in the long jump (24-3.75/7.41m) and the triple jump (50-3.75/15.32m). Also posting second-place finishes were freshman Ryan Dohner in the mile (4:11.36) and senior Jamal Wilson in the high jump (6-10.75/2.10m).
Sophomore Patrick McGregor
set the school record in the 1,000 meters at the Texas vs. Arkansas Dual Meet. McGregor's time of 2:22.75 broke Kyle Miller's
then-record of 2:23.07 that stood since 2007. Senior Logan Gonzales
(2:24.22) and freshman Kevin Rayes
(2:24.62) also posted times that placed them in the top 10 on UT's all-time performers list.
The Longhorns return five athletes that received All-America honors in 2010. Sophomore Marquise Goodwin returns a year after winning the 2010 outdoor long jump and also being named indoor All-American. Sophomore Keiron Stewart earned All-America honors in the 110-meter hurdles, sophomore Hayden Baillio was an outdoor All-American with a sixth-place finish at the NCAA meet while seniors Danzell Fortson and Logan Gonzales return from the 2010 distance medley relay team that finished eighth at the NCAA Indoor Championships. The Longhorns will also receive contributions from All-American transfer Alex Williams who helped Kentucky's 4x100-meter relay team to a berth at the NCAA Championships in 2010.
THROWERS OVER 60
The trio of sophomore Hayden Baillio, senior Brandon Drenon and junior Jacob Thormaehlen return a year after all three threw the shot put over 60 feet during the indoor season. Each Longhorn earned All-Big 12 honors last season. Baillio, Thormaehlen and Drenon claimed the top three spots in the shot put at the Texas vs. Arkansas Dual Meet.
FRESHMAN JACKSON'S ACCOLADES
Freshman Mark Jackson begins his UT career after being named 2010 Texas Track & Field Coaches Association (TTFCA) Male Athlete of the Year and Austin American-Statesman Prep Athlete of the Year. Jackson won both the long jump (23-5.75) and triple jump (49-8.75) at the UIL State Championships as a senior after having won the state title in the triple jump as a junior (49-10.75). Jackson claimed second-place finishes in the long jump (24-3.75) and triple jump (50-3.75) at the Texas vs. Arkansas Dual Meet.
60 Meters - Marquise Goodwin, D.J. Monroe, Trevante Rhodes, Alex Williams
200 Meters - Dereck Dreyer, Trevante Rhodes
400 Meters - Dereck Dreyer, Danzell Fortson, Andre Thomas
800 Meters - Michael Quercia, Kirk Wilkinson
Mile - Leon Dean, Logan Gonzales, CJ Jessett, Patrick McGregor, John McNamara, Kevin Rayes, Brian Rhodes-Devey
3,000 Meters - Habben Berhane, Ryan Dohner
60-Meter Hurdles - Keiron Stewart
4x400-Meter Relay - Texas `A' (D. Fortson, A. Thomas, M. Quercia, K. Stewart)
High Jump - Jamal Wilson
Pole Vault - Hayden Clark, Mark Thomas, Casey Wicker
Long Jump - Marquise Goodwin, Mark Jackson
Triple Jump - Mark Jackson, Jamal Wilson
Shot Put - Hayden Baillio, Brandon Drenon, Jacob Thormaehlen
Weight Throw - Jacob Thormaehlen
Heptathlon - Kenny Greaves, Isaac Murphy, Jake Wohlford