May 3, 2011
The Texas Men’s Track and Field team remains at No. 6 in the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) National Computer Rankings, the organization announced Tuesday. This marks the second-straight week that the Longhorn men are ranked sixth in the country.
A number of Longhorns rank among the nation’s best in their respective events. Sophomore thrower Hayden Baillio currently ranks second nationally in the shot put with a mark of 64-0.25 (19.51m), while junior Jacob Thormaehlen has the 10th-best mark in the country of 61-4.25 (18.70m). Marquise Goodwin holds the nation’s fourth-best long jump of the season of 26-5.75 (8.07m). In the triple jump, the Longhorns have two of the country’s best with Jamal Wilson ranking fifth (53-3/16.23m) and Mark Jackson in 11th (52-6/16.00m). Isaac Murphy holds the nation’s eighth-highest point total in the decathlon this season with 7,681 points in his only decathlon thus far.
In the running events, Keiron Stewart holds the nation’s sixth-fastest time in the 110m hurdles with a time of 13.43. Two Longhorn relay teams are among the country’s best as the 4x100-meter relay team of Alex Williams, Trevante Rhodes, Marquise Goodwin and D.J. Monroe hold the seventh fastest time in the country of 39.29 and the 4x400-meter relay squad of Danzell Fortson, Andre Thomas, Keiron Stewart and Isaac Murphy currently rank 11th nationally with a time of 3:06.93.
Last weekend, the Longhorns used a strong team performance at the Penn Relays to hold their spot among the nation’s top 10. At the meet, 2010 outdoor long jump national champion Goodwin won the long jump championship with a wind-aided jump of 26-3.50 (8.01m) and All-American thrower Baillio shattered his personal best with a throw of 64-0.25 (19.51m) to win the shot put championship.
Next up for the No. 6 Longhorns are the Big 12 Outdoor Championships held Friday, May 13 to Sunday, May 15 in Norman, Okla.