AUSTIN, Texas -- No. 5 Texas collected 11 victories and 15 NCAA regional-qualifying marks Saturday in a productive Texas Twilight meet at UT's Mike A. Myers Stadium.
Texas' 4x100-meter relay quartet of seniors Quincy Boles (Harker Heights, Texas) and Trey Hardee (Birmingham, Ala.), freshman Jamaal Charles and senior Trey Griffin (Lockhart, Texas) turned in the performance of the day, clocking 39.30 for first place and the nation's second-fastest collegiate time this season. Hardee was making his first appearance in the relay this season.
Senior Brian Robison (Splendora, Texas), the reigning Big 12 shot put champion, continued his dominance in the event, winning with a heave of 61-10.25 to tally a NCAA regional mark. He would later top his personal best in the discus by over three feet with a regional-qualifying mark of 193-6. Sophomore Derek Randall (Beeville, Texas) added a personal best and regional-qualifying mark of 188-1 for second place.
Sophomore Leonel Manzano (Marble Falls, Texas), the 2005 NCAA champion in the 1500 meters, took first in the event's "A" section in a regional-qualifying time of 3:44.03. Sophomore Kyle Miller (Katy, Texas) took second, while sophomore Jake Morse (Arlington, Texas) took third. Freshman Luke Hansen (The Woodlands, Texas) took the "B" section in 3:54.88.
Morse broke his own stadium record in the 2000-meter steeplechase, clocking 5:39.71 to top his old mark by nearly five seconds. Teammates Darren Brown (Spring, Texas), Jeff Cutrer (Nederland, Texas) and Mark Floreani also broke the stadium record while placing second through fourth, respectively.
Charles, competing in the first 200-meter outdoor event in his Longhorn career, took first in 20.62, good for a NCAA regional mark and the eighth-fastest collegiate time this season. Boles and Hardee added second and third-place finishes with NCAA regional marks of 20.79 and 20.98.
Boles led a Texas quartet in places one through four in the 100 meters. Boles took top honors in 10.36 while running into a headwind. Senior Ronald Hill (Walnut, Calif.) took second in 10.51, while Griffin took third in 10.55. Hill added a victory in the long jump with a NCAA regional-qualifying mark of 24-7.
Sophomore Hamza Deyaf (Richardson, Texas) picked up his second 400-meter hurdle victory of the season, taking first in 51.18 for a NCAA regional mark. Junior Alan Bean (Dalhart, Texas) took third in 52.77. Sophomore Joseph Davis (San Antonio, Texas) claimed the triple jump with a distance of 48-11.50, and freshman Elliot O'Hare (Austin, Texas) took second in 48-1.75.
Other notable performances included a second-place high-jump showing from junior Andra Manson (Brenham, Texas), a second-place finish in the hammer throw from sophomore John Rouse (Kaufman, Texas) and a second-place javelin toss from junior Donovan Kilmartin (Eagle, Idaho). Sophomore Joel Hargett (Conroe, Texas) topped his personal best in the high jump by nearly two inches with a regional-qualifying clearance of 7-2.25.
Texas returns to action next weekend at the Penn Relays in Philadelphia.
! - personal best; # - NCAA regional mark; s - stadium record
2. John Rouse - 180-2 (54.91m)
7. Nick Baucum - 137-4 (41.85m)
3. Brandon McFarling - 16-0.75 (4.90m)
1. Brian Robison - 193-6 (58.98m)#!
2. Derek Randall - 188-1 (57.34m)#!
12. Donovan Kilmartin - 130-2 (39.67m)
14. Dustin Bynum - 122-9 (37.41m)
1.Joseph Davis - 48-11.50 (14.92m)
2.Elliot O'Hare - 48-1.75 (14.67m)
2. Andra Manson - 7-2.25 (2.19m)#
3. Joel Hargett - 7-2.25 (2.19m)#!
6. Raymond Harris - 6-6.75 (2.00m)
1.Brian Robison - 61-10.25 (18.85m)#
2.Donovan Kilmartin - 175-2 (53.39m)
1.Ronald Hill - 24-7 (7.49m)#
3.Trevor Gerland - 23-7.25 (7.19m)
1. Jake Morse - 5:39.71s
2. Darren Brown - 5:40.71s
3. Jeff Cutrer - 5:53.53s
4. Mark Floreani - 5:44.23
5. Ryan Wilson - 5:47.40
1.Texas 'A' (Boles, Hardee, Charles, Griffin) - 39.30#
2.Texas 'B' - 40.52
1500 Meters - 'B' section
1. Luke Hansen - 3:54.88!
3. John Rainbolt - 3:58.93
4. Brian Hanley - 3:59.29
4. Trevor Gerland - 14.45
5. Donovan Kilmartin - 14.73
6. Elliot O'Hare - 14.73
11. Dustin Bynum - 16.54
1. Quincy Boles - 10.36#
2. Ronald Hill - 10.51
3. Trey Griffin - 10.55
4. Brian Beech - 10.79
6. Ryan Palmer - 10.86
8. De'Shun Bayne - 10.92
12. Andra Manson - 11.02
3. Tomas Finol - 1:52.56!
1. Hamza Deyaf - 51.18#
3. Alan Bean - 52.77
1. Jamaal Charles - 20.62#
2. Quincy Boles - 20.79#
3. Trey Hardee - 20.98#
5. Trey Griffin - 21.38
7. Trevor Gerland - 21.59
10. De'Shun Bayne - 21.91
1500 Meters - 'A' section
1. Leonel Manzano - 3:44.03#
2. Kyle Miller - 3:45.12#
3. Erik Stanley - 3:46.54#
4. Jake Morse - 3:47.89
5. Joe Thorne - 3:51.36
6. Matt Munoz - 3:52.77
3. Texas 'A' (Gerland, Davis, O'Hare, Kilmartin) - 3:16.70