Four former Longhorns named to Big 12 Men's Track and Field 10th Anniversary Team
DALLAS -- Former University of Texas men's track and field standouts Mark Boswell (1998-2000), Jermaine Cooper (2000-04), Jacob Davis (1997-2000) and Chris Hercules (1998-2001) were named Wednesday to the Big 12 Conference Men's Track and Field 10th Anniversary Team, as selected by the league's head coaches. Texas led the conference with its four selections.
Boswell, a five-time All-American in the high jump, captured the 1999 and 2000 NCAA indoor and outdoor high jump titles and still holds UT records in each event. The five-time Big 12 champion represented Canada at the 2000 Summer Olympic Games in Sydney, Australia and the 2004 Summer Olympic Games in Athens, Greece.
Cooper, a five-time All-American, captured the indoor 60-meter hurdle titles at the 2001, 2002 and 2004 Big 12 Championships, as well as the 110-meter hurdle titles at the 2002 and 2004 Big 12 Championships. He collected 110-meter hurdle All-America honors in 2001 and 2002 and indoor 60-meter hurdle All-America selections in 2001, 2002 and 2004. Cooper added an All-America honor in the 4x100-meter relay in 2004. He holds the school record in the 60-meter hurdles.
Davis, a six-time Big 12 pole vault champion, won the NCAA indoor and outdoor pole vault titles in 1999. A five-time pole vault All-American, Davis still holds UT's indoor and outdoor pole vault records, and his mark of 19-2 ¼ in the indoor pole vault still stands as the NCAA record.
Hercules, an eight-time Big 12 champion in the triple jump and the long jump, tallied eight All-America honors as a Longhorn. The conference failed to stop Hercules in 1999, as he swept the long jump and triple jump events at the Big 12 indoor and outdoor meets.
Anniversary teams are being selected for each league sport in recognition of the Big 12 Conference's 10th Anniversary.