Women's Track and Field Preview: Texas A&M Dual Meet
Jan. 21, 2010
AUSTIN, Texas - The No. 15 Texas Women's Track and Field team heads to College Station for a dual meet with the No. 1 Texas A&M Aggies this Saturday, Jan. 23 at Gilliam Indoor Stadium.
Last time out at Leonard Hilton Memorial/Texas A&M Invite (Jan. 15-16) ... Senior Jordyn Brown picked up the Longhorns' first NCAA provisional mark of the season with her shot put of 50-8 (15.44m) at the Leonard Hilton Memorial for first place. The senior also won the weight throw with a toss of 57-4.75 (17.49). Freshman Natasha Masterson set a personal best in the pole vault with her clearance of 12-7.5 (3.85m), which was a full foot and a half higher than her previous PR.
Brown earns provisional mark ... Senior Jordyn Brown's shot put of 50-8 (15.44m) that landed her first place at the Leonard Hilton Memorial (Jan. 15) was her first provisional mark of the season. Her mark also ranks tied for 16th in the nation. This weekened, the 2009 Indoor All-American will return to the pit where she recorded her indoor personal-best mark of 55-3.5 (16.85m) at Gilliam Indoor Stadium.
2010 Indoor Preview ... The Longhorns start the season ranked No. 15 in the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) preseason poll. Texas returns All-Americans Jordyn Brown, Judy Nwosu, Chantel Malone and Angele Cooper. Brown enters the indoor season with an indoor personal-best shot put 55-3.5 (16.85m) that earned her fourth place at the 2009 NCAA Indoor Championship. Nwosu and Cooper return from Texas' sixth-place NCAA Indoor 4x400m relay while Malone brings All-Big 12 honors in the long jump and triple jump back for UT.
The Longhorns also welcome strong group of freshmen that should provide added depth in the sprints. Newcomer Chalonda Goodman (Newnan, Ga.) is the reigning U.S. Junior Outdoor National Champion and Pan American Junior Champion in the 100m and 200m and has top times of 11.22 and 22.94, respectively. Alicia Peterson's (Sherman, Texas) 11.62 100m, 24.07 200m and 54.22 400m will also add to Texas' talented sprinting corps while Melissa Mahoney, Jenny Swan and Katie Hoaldridge will compete in Texas' long distance group.