Texas Women's Track & Field strives for improved performances
April 13, 2012
AUSTIN, Texas - The heat sheets for the Texas Invitational tomorrow have been released. The No. 9 Longhorns will push to better times and marks this weekend.
`This weekend and next weekend will be about individual performances," said head coach Beverly Kearney. "We are looking for individuals to step up and run well. It is time to run fast, jump high and throw long. It is time to beat the measuring tape and clock."
One of the runners who has been beating the clock this season is Danielle Dowie, who has the third fastest time in the 400m hurdles this season. While Dowie will not be competing in that event, she is one of six Longhorns running the 400m dash and will also run the 200m dash.
"I am excited and I am looking forward to running something I have not run in a while," said Dowie. "The focus this weekend as a team is to get the times down. We have to be competitive amongst ourselves. I am going to push it."
Briana Nelson will be in the same heat as Dowie in the 400m dash at 5:20 p.m. Nelson has the top time of the year in the event for Texas and ranks fifth nationally with a 52.49. The high jump is another event to watch at 6:30 p.m. as four UT athletes are among the field. Shanay Briscoe and Victoria Lucas have been the top two this season for the Longhorns.
The Texas Invitational is free to the public and will begin at 11:30 a.m. at Mike A. Myers Stadium. The running events are scheduled to start at 4 p.m.