Men's Track and Field preview: Texas Invitational
AUSTIN, Texas -- The Texas men's track and field team will host the Texas Invitational on Saturday, March 24 at the Mike A. Myers Track and Soccer Stadium. The event is free and open to the public.
The meet begins at 11 a.m. CT with the women's hammer throw and the men's javelin. The running events start with the 2,000-meter steeplechase at 1:30 p.m. CT.
Joining Texas on the track will be Angelo State, South Florida, Texas State, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, UT-Pan American, UT-San Antonio (women only).
Heat sheets will be available prior to the meet and final results will be posted online.
The men's team returns home after a strong opening meet weekend at the Hurricane Invitational in Miami. Six met NCAA Region standards including All-Americans thrower Derek Randall (Beeville, Texas), hurdler Hamza Deyaf (Richardson, Texas) and triple jumper Samyr Laine (Newburgh, N.Y.). Junior high jumper Joel Hargett (Conroe, Texas) and junior thrower John Rouse (Kaufman, Texas) added regional berths as did sophomore hurdler Elliot O'Hare (Austin, Texas).