Women's Track & Field preview: Razorback Team Invitational
Jan. 24, 2013
Meet Preview: Razorback Team Invitational
AUSTIN - The No. 13 Texas Women's Track & Field team returns to the track to compete in the Razorback Team Invitational on Friday and Saturday in Fayetteville, Ark. Friday's session will begin at 1 p.m. Central while Saturday's session will start at Noon.
The scored meet will be the first of two in which the Longhorns will participate at the Randal Tyson Track Center during the indoor regular season, with the Tyson Invitational also being held there Feb. 8-9. The 2013 NCAA Indoor Championships will also take place in Fayetteville March 8-9.
The meet features eight teams ranked in the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) top-25, including No. 5 Arkansas, No. 6 LSU, No. 7 Florida, No. 12 Arizona, Texas, No. 16 Georgia, No. 17 Baylor and No. 23 Nebraska. Also joining will be Florida State and a pair of Big 12 foes in Oklahoma State and Oklahoma.
Competing in the invitational this weekend for Texas will be seniors Mia Behm, Kendra Chambers, Chalonda Goodman, Natasha Masterson and Alicia Peterson; juniors A'Lexus Brannon, Shanay Briscoe, Danielle Dowie, Marielle Hall, Katie Hoaldridge, Brittany Marches, Briana Nelson and Christy Udoh; sophomores Chamique Francis, Jessica Harper, Kaitlin Petrillose, Megan Siebert and Morgan Snow; redshirt freshman Connor Ward and freshmen Bernice Bamgbade, Kiersten Duncan, Melissa Gonzalez and Courtney Okolo.
Last time out ... UT picked up victories in five individual events as well as a win in the 4x400-meter relay at the Leonard Hilton Memorial Invitational on Jan. 18. Kaitlin Petrillose (pole vault), Shanay Briscoe (high jump), Chalonda Goodman (60-meter), Morgan Snow (60-meter hurdles) and Christy Udoh (200-meter) all won their events for Texas, with Snow placing first in each of her three heats and posting her second victory of the season in the 60m hurdles.
Petrillose sets indoor records ... Sophomore pole vaulter Kaitlin Petrillose (Round Rock, Texas) set a new indoor school record as well as a meet record in winning the event at the Leonard Hilton Memorial Invitational, clearing a height of 13-9.25 (4.20m).
National leaders ... Six of the Longhorns' marks through their first two meets of the season rank top-10 nationally in their respective events
TEXAS ENTRIES - RAZORBACK TEAM INVITATIONAL (All times Central)
SATURDAY, JAN. 26