Jan. 28, 2009
2009 Indoor Performance List
Gilliam Indoor Track & Field Stadium at McFerrin Athletic Center
College Station, Texas
Friday and Saturday, January 30-31
Schedule: Race schedule [PDF]
Heat Sheets: Heat schedule [PDF]
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AUSTIN, Texas -- The No. 6 Texas women's track and field team will get a preview of the 2009 NCAA Indoor Championships site as it travels to College Station for the Texas A&M Showdown. The meet, Jan. 30-31, will pit Big 12 teams from No. 1 Texas A&M, No. 6 Texas and Missouri against SEC foes No. 4 LSU, No. 15 Florida and Mississippi.
Last Meet Out: Leonard Hilton Memorial (Jan. 16)
Texas posted a second-place finish with 101 points at the Leonard Hilton Memorial meet behind first-place efforts from junior Jordyn Brown, Destinee Hooker and senior Alexandria Anderson. Hooker became the first Longhorn to automatically qualify for nationals after setting a Leonard Hilton meet record in the high jump with a mark of 6-3.25 (1.91m). Anderson led a Texas-dominated 60m, taking first in an NCAA-provisional time of 7.39 while Brown claimed first in the shot put with an NCAA-provisional throw of 52-8.75 (16.07m).
Hooker tabbed as Big 12 co-Athlete of the Week (Jan. 20)
After qualifying for nationals in the high jump at the Leonard Hilton Memorial, junior Destinee Hooker garnered the third Big 12 Athlete of the Week honor of her career and first for the Longhorns this season. Hooker broke the meet record with her mark of 6-3.25 (1.91m) and out jumped second place by six-and-a-half inches.
NCAA Leaders and Provisional Qualifiers
Three Longhorns have met the NCAA provisional standard in their events. Junior Destinee Hooker easily met the NCAA automatic mark in the high jump with her nation-leading jump of 6-3.25 (1.91m). Short sprinter Alex Anderson clocked 7.39 to beat the NCAA standard of 7.44. Thrower Jordyn Brown tossed a 52-8.75 (16.07m) in the shot put to easily out-throw the NCAA provisional mark of 15.20m.
Big 12 leaders
Junior Destinee Hooker leads the league in the high jump (6-3.25/1.91m) while freshman Victoria Lucas is third in the event (5-8.75/1.75m) and is the top freshman in the league. Junior Jordyn Brown is second in the shot put (52-8.75/16.07m) and seventh in the weight throw with a career-best mark of 57-6.25/17.53m. Senior Alexandria Anderson has the fourth-fastest 60-meter time (7.39) while sophomore Chantel Malone is fourth in the long jump with her career-best mark of 19-4.75/5.91m. Freshman LaKeidra Stewart has the eighth-fastest and best freshman time in the 60-meter (7.49) while freshman Stacey-Ann Smith ranks 12th in the 60m (7.62).
A Check of the Rankings...
Texas is currently ranked No. 6 in the latest poll released by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) on Jan. 28. The Longhorns jumped six spots from their No. 12 preseason mark after earning 92.72 points at the Leonard Hilton Memorial. Texas A&M earned the No. 1 rating, followed by No. 2 Tennessee, No. 3 Michigan, No. 4 LSU and No. 5 Florida State.
2007-08 Season Recap
The 2008 season saw Texas continue its strong tradition as a powerhouse program. The Longhorns finished in the top five at the Big 12 Championship and extended its streak of top-10 NCAA team finishes to six with a fourth-place performance at the 2008 National Championship. The Longhorns scored 36 points behind six individual All-America honors and one All-American relay to finish among the nation's best teams.