HOUSTON -- Sophomore Donovan Kilmartin (Eagle, Idaho) edged teammate Trey Hardee (Birmingham, Ala.) to win the heptathlon as the Texas men's track and field team finished competition at the Houston Indoor Classic on Saturday, Jan. 29. Kilmartin won three of the seven events to score 5,752 points squeaking past Hardee, who also won three events in scoring 5,633 points. The Houston Indoor was not scored on a team basis.
The Longhorns were also victorious in the shot put as junior Brian Robison (Splendora, Texas) turned in a throw of 17.59 meters (57-8.50) to win by .03m. Robison went on to finish third in the weight throw (17.30m, 56-9.25), while redshirt freshman John Rouse (Kaufman, Texas) came in second with a throw of 17.32m (56-10).
In his first race since finishing seventh in the 100 meters at the 2000 USATF Junior Olympics, junior Longhorn football standout Michael Huff (Irving, Texas) finished third in the 60 meters with a time of 6.82. He ran a 6.90 in the preliminaries to qualify for the final.
The Longhorns will now prepare for a trip to New York City, where they will compete at the Armory Collegiate Invitational on Friday and Saturday, Feb. 4-5.
Complete Texas Results
3. Michael Huff, 6.82
-- Michael Huff, 6.90 (p)
-- De'Shun Bayne, 7.12 (p)
19. Hamza Deyaf, 50.81
24. Alan Bean, 51.18
29. Jay Fuquay, 52.12
33. Erik Pfeiffer, 52.91
4. Nick Talley, 2.08m (6-9.75)
9. Joel Hargett, 1.98m (6-6)
4. Brandon Mahler, 4.90m (16-0.75)
10. Brandon McFarling, 4.75m (15-7)
-- Drew Terry, NH
9. Joseph Davis, 6.74m (22-1.50)
11. De'Shun Bayne, 6.62m (21-8.75)
1. Brian Robison, 17.59m (57-8.50)
2. John Rouse, 17.32m (56-10)
3. Brian Robison, 17.30m (56-9.25)
1. Donovan Kilmartin, 5,752 points
2. Trey Hardee, 5,633 points