HOUSTON -- The fifth-ranked Texas men's track and field team scored 108 points to finish second while the fifth-ranked women's team scored 92 points to also finish second at the Leonard Hilton Memorial held in the Yeoman Field House on Friday, Jan. 21. The men won eight events and set three meet records, but finished 15 points behind host Houston. The women took four events, while freshman Temeka Kincy (Indianapolis, Ind./Lawrence North) set a meet record in the 800 meters, but ended up 16 points behind winner Miami.
For the men, junior Quincy Boles (Harker Heights, Texas/Killeen) provided the Longhorns with 10 points, winning the 60 meters with a time of 6.76. He ran a 6.92 in the preliminaries to qualify for the final.
In the mile, freshman Erik Stanley (Spring, Texas/Klein) took first, while setting a new meet record, with a time of 4:07.73, which was almost seven seconds better than the previous mark. Sophomore Matt Munoz (Kingwood, Texas/Kingwood) placed third (4:08.92) to combine with Stanley for 16 points.
Freshman Charles Hampton (Scottsdale, Ariz./Brophy Prep) set a new meet record of his own in the 5,000 meters, crossing the line in 15:16.10, which bettered the old mark by more than six seconds.
Sophomore Andra Manson (Brenham, Texas/Brenham) tied for first place in the high jump with a leap of 2.13 meters (6-11.75), while freshman Joel Hargett (Conroe, Texas/Conroe) placed fourth with a jump of 1.98m (6-6). The two combined to score 11 points.
Texas picked up another 11 points in the pole vault behind sophomore Donovan Kilmartin (Eagle, Idaho/Eagle) and junior Brandon Mahler (Seagraves, Texas/Seagraves). Both Longhorns cleared 4.90m (16-0.75).
Freshman De'Shun Bayne (Fort Worth, Texas/Boswell) added a point in the long jump (6.82m, 22-4.50), while classmate Joseph Davis (San Antonio, Texas/Somerset) picked up the first win of his collegiate career with a leap of 14.81m (48-7.25) in the triple jump.
Sophomore Brian Robison (Splendora, Texas/Splendora) was also victorious with a throw of 17.56m (57-7.50) in the shot put. He went on to finish second in the weight throw with a toss of 15.97m (52-4.75), which was .79m behind redshirt freshman John Rouse (Kaufman, Texas/Crandall), who won his first event as a Longhorn.
The Longhorns added 10 points with their distance medley relay, while setting a new meet record. Senior Matt Caterisano (Plano, Texas/Plano East), sophomore Alan Bean (Dalhart, Texas/Dalhart) and freshmen Leonel Manzano (Marble Falls, Texas/Marble Falls) and Kyle Miller (Katy, Texas/Cinco Ranch) combined to run a 10:07.06 to win by more than eight seconds and beat the old meet record by over two seconds.
On the women's side, sophomore Marshevet Hooker (San Antonio, Texas/Southwest) placed second in the 60 meters with a provisional-qualifying 7.37 to score eight points. Junior Ashlee Williams (Dallas, Texas/Bishop Dunne) added four points with a fourth-place finish (7.53).
Williams went on to record a provisional-qualifying 8.21 in winning the 60-meter hurdles. She finished just in front of junior Melaine Walker (Kingston, Jamaica/St. Jago), who also recorded a provisional-qualifying time (8.35). The two combined to score 18 points.
In the 200 meters, Hooker snuck past Miami's Dominique Darden in 24.11 to add 10 points to the Longhorns' total.
Texas took second and third (14 points) in the 400 meters behind junior LaTashia Kerr (Houston, Texas/Forest Brook) and sophomore Sheretta Jones (Houston, Texas/Forest Brook). Kerr finished in 54.82, just .2 out of first, while Jones crossed the finish line in 56.49.
It was a record-setting night in the 800 meters for freshman Temeka Kincy (Indianapolis, Ind./Lawrence North). She bested Sheretta Jones' meet record of 2:11.66 with a 2:11.23 in finishing first for UT. Sophomore Carlee Clark (Bozeman, Mont./Bozeman) took third place with a 2:12.87 to give the Longhorns 16 more points.
Junior Monica Hayes (San Antonio, Texas/St. Mary's Hall) made her presence felt in the 5,000 meters with a fourth-place finish. She finished in 18:35.78, scoring four points.
The Texas 4x400-meter relay was also victorious in a time of 3:41.54, while the distance medley relay took second in 12:21.24.
There were noticeable absences in the field events as sophomore Michelle Carter (Ovilla, Texas/Red Oak) and junior Ychlindria Spears (Luling, Texas/Luling) did not compete, while the pole vaulting group is preparing to compete at the Pole Vault Summit in Reno, Nev. on Saturday.
Both Longhorns' squads will return to Houston on Friday and Saturday, Jan. 28-29 to compete at the Houston Indoor Classic. Competition will begin on Friday at 2:00 p.m. with the combined events and will continue on Saturday with the field events starting at 10 a.m. and events on the track commencing at 11 a.m.