Men's Track and Field preview: Hurricane Invitational
The Texas men's track and field team is not wasting any time between the end of the indoor season and the beginning of the outdoor season.
Less than six days after concluding one of the best indoor campaigns in school history, head coach Bubba Thornton is leading the Longhorns into the outdoor portion of the schedule with the first meet of the season -- the 2007 Hurricane Invitational.
The meet takes place at Cobb Stadium in Miami from Thursday-Saturday, March 15-17. The multi-events take place on Thursday and Friday while the open running and field events start on Saturday. The field events begin at 8 a.m. CT while the running events are scheduled for 11 a.m. CT on the final day of the three-day meet.
Other teams joining Texas are: Miami, Morgan State, South Carolina, Army, Rhode Island, Delaware, Texas-San Antonio, Tennessee, Long Island, South Florida, Connecticut, North Florida, Syracuse, Dayton, George Mason, Florida International, Swarthmore, Albany and Duke.
Texas concluded the 2007 indoor season with its highest national team finish (third-place) and second highest point total ever (34 points). Senior Donovan Kilmartin (Eagle, Idaho) and junior Leo Manzano (Marble Falls, Texas) brought home individual national championships in the heptathlon and mile, respectively, while senior long jumper Trey Hardee (Birmingham, Ala.) netted All-American honors as a runner-up in the long jump and in taking 10th-place in the 60-meter hurdles. The United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches' Association selected Kilmartin as NCAA Division I Co-Indoor Field Athlete of the Year.