Men's Track and Field lands three top-five finishes and 4x100-meter relay berth at Texas Relays
AUSTIN, Texas -- A speedy 4x100-meter relay time and three top-five showings highlighted a productive day three for Texas Friday at the 79th Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays at UT's Mike A. Myers Stadium.
Texas' 4x100-meter relay quartet easily qualified for Saturday's finals by clocking the second-fastest time in the country this season. Seniors Quincy Boles (Harker Heights, Texas) and Ronald Hill (Walnut, Calif.), along with freshman Jamaal Charles (Port Arthur, Texas) and senior Trey Griffin (Lockhart, Texas) took first in the preliminary round with a time of 39.55.
Senior Brian Robison (Splendora, Texas) placed fifth in the discus with a toss of 188-5 (57.43m), good for a NCAA regional-qualifying mark. Sophomore Derek Randall (Beeville, Texas) took 10th with a mark of 176-0 (53.65m). Hill added a seventh-place finish in the long jump with a leap of 24-5.50 (7.45m) for a NCAA regional mark.
Senior Mark Floreani (Chicago, Ill.) placed third in the 3000-meter steeplechase, clocking 8:58.60 for a NCAA regional mark. Senior Jeff Cutrer (Nederland, Texas) and junior Ryan Wilson (Wichita, Kan.) also added NCAA regional marks as Cutrer took sixth in 9:02.95 and Wilson placed seventh in 9:03.29.
Texas concluded day three with a second-place finish in the 4x1500-meter relay. Senior Joe Thorne (Chamblee, Ga.), sophomore Erik Stanley (Spring, Texas), sophomore Jake Morse (Arlington, Texas) and junior Darren Brown (Spring, Texas) clocked 15:33.26, finishing behind Arkansas by less than a second.
The final day of the Texas Relays begins Saturday at 9 a.m. CDT. The collegiate events begin at 11 a.m.
79th Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays
4x100-Meter Relay (Prelims)
110-Meter Hurdles (Prelims)
Long Jump - 'A' Final
Long Jump - 'B' Final
Discus 'A' Final
3000-Meter Steeplechase (Final)
4x1500-Meter Relay (Final)