Feb. 9, 2011
Name: Don Kirby Invitational
Location: Albuquerque Convention Center, Albuquerque, N.M.
Date: Friday, Feb. 11
Name: Husky Classic
Location: Dempsey Indoor, Seattle, Wash.
Date: Saturday, Feb. 12
Live Results: Click here for Live Results
Free Webcast: Click here to watch a free webcast starting at 4:15 p.m. CT on Saturday, Feb. 12.
LONGHORNS MOVE UP TO No. 13
The Longhorns enter this weekend's competition ranked No. 13 in the nation according to the USTFCCCA Division I National Computer Rankings. Texas moved up two spots from No. 15.
Texas will face the top distance runners in the country at the invite-only Husky Classic. Teams sending athletes include: No. 1 Florida, No. 4 Texas Tech, No. 6 Oregon, No. 7 Stanford, No. 8 Penn State, No. 9 Florida State, No. 15 Oklahoma, No. 17 BYU, No. 18 Arizona, No. 19 California and No. 20 Washington
Don Kirby Invitational: No. 4 Texas Tech, No. 7 Stanford and No. 16 Ohio State
PAIR OF NATIONAL LEADERS
The Texas roster currently boasts two of the nation's collegiate leaders in two events. Sophomores Keiron Stewart and Marquise Goodwin are tops in the NCAA in the 60m hurdles (7.68) and the long jump (26-8.5), respectively. Texas is one of just two schools to hold the top spot in two events this season - athletes from Alabama currently lead the country in the 200m and 400m.
GOODWIN ADDED TO THE BOWERMAN WATCH LIST,br>
Sophomore long jumper/sprinter Marquise Goodwin is one of 11 male athletes on The Bowerman Watch List released Tuesday by the United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA). Goodwin currently boasts the country's top long jump on the season with a jump of 26-8.50 (8.14m). Goodwin's jump is the top indoor long jump in UT history. The sophomore is the defending NCAA outdoor long jump champion with a mark of 26-9 (8.15m).
STEWART NAMED BIG 12 MEN'S TRACK AND FIELD ATHLETE OF THE WEEK
Sophomore hurdler Keiron Stewart
was named Big 12 Men's Track and Field Athlete of the Week, the conference announced Tuesday. Stewart automatically qualified for the NCAA Indoor Championship after taking first in the 60-meter hurdles championship at the New Balance Invitational in a collegiate-best 7.68. The time was just one-hundredth of a second off the UT record of 7.67 and was the fastest time run by a Longhorn since the record was set in 2004.
LAST TIME OUT: New Balance Collegiate Invitational
The Longhorns placed seventh at the New Balance Invitational behind victories from sophomore hurdler Keiron Stewart and senior jumper Jamal Wilson. Stewart clocked a personal-best and NCAA automatic qualifying time in the 60-meter hurdles of 7.68. The time is the top collegiate time in the nation this season and the second-fastest in UT history. Wilson posted a personal-best high jump of 7-3 (2.21m) to win the college high jump.
Two Texas men tossed the shot put over 60 feet in junior Jacob Thormaehlen (3rd place, 60-5.25/18.14m) and sophomore Hayden Baillio (4th place, 60-3.25/18.37m). The marks were season bests for both athletes.
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.
GREAVES AND MURPHY BREAK 5,500 POINTS
Senior Kenny Greaves and junior Isaac Murphy each broke 5,500 points in the heptathlon at the Razorback Invitational as Greaves won the event with 5,549 points and Murphy was runner-up with 5,515 points. It marked the first time that Texas has had two heptathletes break the 5,500-point barrier in the same season since 2006 when All-Americans Trey Hardee and Donovan Kilmartin accomplished the feat.
TEXAS ENTRIES (Tentative)
Don Kirby Invitational
60 Meters - D.J. Monroe, Isaac Murphy, Trevante Rhodes, Alex Williams
200 Meters - Trevante Rhodes
400 Meters - Dereck Dreyer, Danzell Fortson, Andre Thomas, Jake Wohlford
60-Meter Hurdles - Kenny Greaves, Keiron Stewart, Jake Wohlford
Long Jump - Marquise Goodwin, Mark Jackson
Triple Jump - Jarard Bruner, Mark Jackson
High Jump - Jamal Wilson
Pole Vault - Hayden Clark, Kenny Greaves, Isaac Murphy, Mark Thomas, Casey Wicker
Shot Put - Hayden Baillio, Brandon Drenon, Kenny Greaves, Isaac Murphy, Jacob Thormaehlen
Mile Relay - Texas `A' (D. Fortson, K. Stewart, A. Thomas, K. Greaves)
800 Meters - Michael Quercia, Kevin Rayes, Kirk Wilkinson
Mile - Patrick McGregor, Logan Gonzales, Brian Rhodes-Devey, Leon Dean, CJ Jessett
3,000 Meters - Ryan Dohner, Habben Berhane