Women's Track and Field improves to No. 6 in USTFCCCA Poll
Jan. 28, 2009
AUSTIN, Texas -- After placing second at the Leonard Hilton Memorial on Jan. 16, the Texas Women's Track and Field team has moved up to No. 6 in the latest U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) poll, released Wednesday.
The Longhorns jumped to the No. 6 spot from the No. 12 preseason ranking (Jan. 8) after earning 92.72 points behind 14 top-eight finishes.
Junior Destinee Hooker earned the squad's first NCAA automatic mark of the indoor season with a meet-record first-place mark of 6-3.25 (1.91m) in the high jump. Junior thrower Jordyn Brown also claimed first in the shot put with an NCAA provisional throw of 52-8.75 (16.07m) while senior Alex Anderson claimed first in the 60-meter dash in 7.39, also an NCAA provisional time.
Texas A&M is ranked No. 1 in the poll, while Tennessee ranks second, Michigan holds the No. 3 spot, followed by No. 4 LSU and No. 5 Florida State.
Texas returns to the track on Saturday, Jan. 31 at the Texas A&M Showdown held in College Station. The all-day meet pits the Big 12 against the SEC with teams from Texas A&M, Missouri, Florida, LSU and Mississippi competing.