Women's Track and Field preview: UCF Black & Gold Challenge
March 18, 2011
ORLANDO, Fla. - The Longhorns open the 2011 outdoor season on Saturday, March 19, at the Black & Gold Challenge hosted by the University of Central Florida.
LONGHORNS SECOND IN THE NATION ... The Longhorns capped off the 2011 indoor season with a second-place showing at the NCAA Indoor Championships. Texas, who finished 42nd at the indoor national meet a year ago, received second-place showings from freshman Shanay Briscoe and junior Mia Behm to boost the Horns to 38 points. A total of eight athletes earned 10 All-America honors.
BEHM SHINES IN 5K ... Junior Mia Behm posted Texas' highest finish in the 5,000m at the NCAA Indoor Championship since 1990 with her second-place time of 16:08.56. Behm, who entered the meet with the seventh-best time in the nation, became just the third Longhorn to place in the indoor event and her second-place effort ties for the best in program history.
HIGH JUMPERS CLEAR 6-0 ... Texas boasts a pair of high jumpers that have cleared 6-0 this season in freshman Shanay Briscoe and junior Victoria Lucas. Briscoe cleared 6-1.25 at the Arkansas Last Chance meet before clearing a personal-best height of 6-1.50 for second-place at the NCAA Indoor Meet. The freshman became the fifth Longhorn in NCAA history to finish in the top three. Lucas also jumped over six feet with her personal-best clearance of 6-0.25 for sixth place.
800m - Julie Amthor, Betzy Jimenez
100m - Briana Nelson
200m - Briana Nelson, Allison Peter, Alicia Peterson
100m hurdles - A'Lexus Brannon
400m hurdles - Angele Cooper, Danielle Dowie, Natasha Masterson
400m - Chalonda Goodman, Christy Udoh
1,500m - Marielle Hall, Katie Hoaldridge, Betzy Jimenez, Laleh Mojtabaeezamani, Beverly Owoyele
Long Jump - Victoria Lucas, Beverly Owoyele
High Jump - Alicia Peterson
Shot Put - IJ Ubabuike, Amanda Van Dyke
Pole Vault - Natasha Masterson
Discus - Okwukwe Okolie, IJ Ubabuike, Amanda Van Dyke
Hammer - Okwukwe Okolie, IJ Ubabuike, Amanda Van Dyke