Women's Track and Field preview: Tyson Invitational
AUSTIN, Texas -- In its last regular-season meet before the Big 12 Championships, No. 2 Texas heads to Fayetteville, Ark., this weekend for one of the world's top indoor meets, the Tyson Invitational.The action begins Friday, Feb. 10 and continues through Saturday, Feb. 11 at the University of Arkansas' Randal Tyson Track Complex.
The Tyson Invitational marks the Longhorns' first 2006 indoor meet outside the state of Texas.UT found great success in its three prior indoor meets at the University of Houston's Yeoman Field House. Texas garnered nine NCAA provisional-qualifying marks, as well as NCAA automatic marks from senior Melaine Walker (Kingston, Jamaica) in the 60-meter hurdles and freshman Destinee Hooker (San Antonio, Texas) in the high jump.
Texas enjoyed a successful stint at last season's Tyson Invitational. Michelle Carter (Ovilla, Texas) captured the shot put, and Marshevet Hooker (San Antonio, Texas) placed second in the long jump.Temeka Kincy (Indianapolis, Ind.) added a second-place finish in the 800 meters.
The second-ranked Longhorns will be joined by some familiar company in Fayetteville, including No. 1 South Carolina, No. 3 Stanford, No. 4 Tennessee and No. 5 Nebraska.The meet serves as the third leg of the Visa Championship Series, a group of events featuring some of the top athletes representing USA Track and Field.Portions of the meet will air on Sunday, Feb. 12 at 10:30 p.m. CST on ESPN2.
Texas will return to Fayetteville next month for the NCAA Indoor Championships at the Randal Tyson Track Complex.
Tyson Invitational - Fayetteville, Ark.
Mile (College division)
60-Meter Dash (College division)
Long Jump (Championship division)
Shot Put (College division)
3000 Meters (College division)
200 Meters (College division)
200 Meters (Championship division)
High Jump (Championship division)