Menís Track and Field notebook: December 6
AUSTIN, Texas†-- The University of Texas menís track and field squad has added one indoor event and one outdoor event to its 2006 schedule.
Texas will take part in the University of New Mexico Multi-Events Meet on Jan. 26 and 27 in Albuquerque, N.M.† The Longhorns will participate in their fourth outdoor meet, the Tom Tellez Invitational at the University of Houston, on March 31 and April 1.
Fall Workouts Progressing Well
Spurred by the cross country teamís seventh-place finish at the recent NCAA Championships in Terre Haute, Ind., the Longhorns have stepped up during fall training sessions in an effort to improve their standings at the Big 12 and NCAA Championships.
ďThe fall workouts have kept us on pace to start and finish strong during the track seasons,Ē said Thornton, whose freshman class recently was ranked No. 10 in the nation by Track and Field News.
ďWeíve had great efforts throughout the fall at the track and in the classroom,Ē Thornton continued.† ďThis is a great way to go into the spring.Ē
One Down, Two to Go
With a seventh-place NCAA cross country finish in hand, Texas is one-third of the way toward completing the feat once again.† UTís NCAA cross country finish was its best since 1991, when the Longhorns placed seventh, and its fifth top-10 overall finish.
UT Freshmen Listed Among Nationís Top Distance Newcomers
Hansenís 800-meter time of 1:51.82 was listed as the nationís 13th-fastest mark by the publication in its November edition, while Schroeder followed closely behind with the 16th-fastest time of 1:51.85.† Hansenís mile mark of 4:10.30 also was listed as the 13th-fastest time in the nation.
Price Inducted into USTFCCCA Hall of Fame
Price, who led the UT program from 1971-85, helped four Longhorns to five NCAA individual titles and captured eight Southwest Conference indoor team titles and seven SWC outdoor team titles.† Texas claimed 46 individual SWC outdoor championships and 21 individual SEC indoor titles under his tutelage.
Price also coached 11 Olympians, including gold medalist Johnny ďLamĒ Jones.