AUSTIN, Texas -- University of Texas track and field fans will be able to catch a glimpse of Texas women's track and field's NCAA title run as well as the UT men's fourth-place NCAA finish when ESPN2 airs a recap of the NCAA Men's and Women's Indoor Track and Field Championships on Tuesday, March 14.
The network will televise a 90-minute recap of the two-day event on Tuesday from 1:30 p.m. through 3 p.m. CST. The telecast will include highlights from the meet and interviews with selected coaches and student-athletes.
The Texas women's track and field program captured its sixth NCAA indoor title and ninth NCAA title overall with 51 points, topping second-place Stanford by 15 points. Junior Marshevet Hooker (San Antonio, Texas) captured NCAA titles in the 60-meter dash and the long jump and added a fourth-place finish in the 200 meters for a meet-leading 25 points. Junior Michelle Carter (Ovilla, Texas) claimed her first NCAA shot put title with a personal-best toss of 60-11.75.
Freshman Destinee Hooker (San Antonio, Texas) - only three months removed from high school - placed third in the high jump with a leap of 6-1.25. Texas' 4X400-meter relay quartet of senior Sheretta Jones (Houston, Texas), freshman Alexandria Anderson (Chicago, Ill.) and seniors LaTashia Kerr (Houston, Texas) and Melaine Walker (Kingston, Jamaica) took third in 3:30.76. Walker added a fifth-place finish in the 60-meter hurdles, timing 8.07.
The Texas men placed fourth to match the highest NCAA indoor finish in school history while scoring 35 points, marking the largest point total for Texas at a NCAA indoor meet. Texas likely would have added eight points to its total, but senior Trey Hardee (Birmingham, Ala.) suffered an injury upon completion of the heptathlon's 60-meter hurdles, forcing him out of the heptathlon's final two events.
Though teammate Donovan Kilmartin (Eagle, Idaho) won the heptathlon title to score 10 points for the Longhorns, Hardee was on pace to break his own NCAA heptathlon record and likely would have placed first alongside Kilmartin in second. Nonetheless, Texas registered its highest NCAA indoor point total with points in the 60-meter dash, mile, high jump, shot put, long jump and distance-medley relay.
Junior Andra Manson (Brenham, Texas) engaged in quite a battle for the high jump title and tied for second with a top leap of 7-5. Freshman Jamaal Charles (Port Arthur, Texas) completed a successful freshman season of indoor competition by placing fourth in the 60 meters (6.67), while senior Trey Griffin (Lockhart, Texas) placed fifth in 6.69, as each garnered All-America honors.
Senior Brian Robison (Splendora, Texas) added two points with a seventh-place finish in the shot put after registering a mark of 61-6.75. Sophomore Leonel Manzano (Marble Falls, Texas) took seventh in the mile, clocking 4:15.74 for All-America honors.
Hardee and senior Ronald Hill (Walnut, Calif.) contributed seventh and eighth-place finishes in the long jump, giving Texas three points in the event.
Texas' distance-medley relay quartet of junior Darren Brown (Spring, Texas) and sophomores Joseph Davis (San Antonio, Texas), Kyle Miller (Katy, Texas) and Jake Morse (Arlington, Texas) collected two points by placing seventh in 9:40.71.