March 19, 2011
ORLANDO, Fla. -
Just a week after finishing second at the NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships, the Longhorns opened the outdoor season with a strong showing at the UCF Black & Gold Challenge, Saturday afternoon. Texas posted 13 personal-bests while boasting the nation's top two times in both the 200m and the 400m hurdles.
Freshman Allison Peter led a trio of Longhorns to finish 1-2-3 in the 200m with her nation-leading and personal-best time of 23.22. It is the fastest time in the event by a Horn since Alexandria Anderson in 2009. Junior Stacey-Ann Smith also PR'd, with her 23.27 for second place, followed by freshman Briana Nelson in third (23.76).
Freshman Danielle Dowie also posted a nation-leading time with her 57.33 to win the 400m hurdles. Junior Angele Cooper came in second in 58.08.
A pair of Longhorns also won their events in the middle distances with junior Julie Amthor winning the 800m in a personal-best 2:09.76 and freshman Marielle Hall clocking a 4:35.98 to win the 1,500m.
Junior Amanda Van Dyke posted her first 50+ foot shot put in her outdoor career to finish second overall (50-0.5).
Up next for the Longhorns is the Victor Lopez Bayou Classic in Houston on March 25-26.
3. Briana Nelson, 12.10!
1. Allison Peter, 23.22!
2. Stacey-Ann Smith, 23.27!
3. Briana Nelson, 23.76!
7. Alicia Peterson, 24.13!
3. Chalonda Goodman, 56.36
7. Christy Udoh, 59.46
1. Julie Amthor, 2:09.76!
3. Betzy Jimenez, 2:11.75
1. Marielle Hall, 4:35.98!
2. Katie Hoaldridge, 4:40.23
4. Laleh Mojtabaeezamani, 4:45.78
1. Danielle Dowie, 57.33
2. Angele Cooper, 58.08
9. Natasha Masterson, 1:05.00
1. Texas (A. Cooper, C. Goodman, C. Udoh, A. Peter), 44.73
4. Texas (J. Amthor, M. Hall, B. Jimenez, K. Hoaldridge), 3:50.38
1. Alicia Peterson, 5-7 (1.70m)
T2. Natasha Masterson, 11-5.75 (3.50m)
5. Victoria Lucas, 17-8.25 (5.89m)!
2. Amanda Van Dyke, 50-0.5 (15.25m)!
3. IJ Ubabuike, 48-8.25 (14.84m)!
5. Okwukwe Okolie, 45-10.75 (13.99m)!
4. Okwukwe Okolie, 156-2 (46.38m)
10. IJ Ubabuike, 125-11 (38.38m)!
5. Amanda Van Dyke, 142-11 (43.56m)!
7. Okwukwe Okolie, 135-4 (41.25m)!