AUSTIN, Texas -- The Texas women's track and field team heads to the 2007 NCAA Divsion I Outdoor Track and Field Championships at Alex G. Spanos Sports Complex in Sacramento, Calif., from Wednesday to Saturday, June 6-9.
2006 NCAA Outdoor Championship Recap
Fueled by four top-three finishes, Texas scored 36 points and finished in sixth-place at the 2006 NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Sacramento, Calif. Then-freshman Destinee Hooker won the high jump championship and the 4x100-meter relay blew away the field to win the 2006 event crown. Current Longhorn Michelle Carter finished in third-place in the shot put.
Texas History at NCAA Championship
UT has four national championships with the most recent coming during the 2005 outdoor season. The Longhorns scored 55 points including three national championship performances. Texas ex Marshevet Hooker won the 100, and Texas won both the 4x100- and 4x400-meter relays.
Returning National Champions
Carter and Hooker are the only returning individual national champions. Carter captured the 2006 NCAA Indoor shot put title as a junior while Hooker nabbed the high jump championship as a freshman. Current relay legs Alexandria Anderson and Jasmine Lee won 4x1 titles in 2006 and senior Jerrika Chapple helped the Longhorns sweep the 400- and 1,600-meter relay championships in 2005.
2007 NCAA Midwest Region Recap
The Texas women's track and field team used four top-three performances on the second day to place second at the 2007 NCAA Midwest Region Championship at Drake Stadium. UT scored 67 points behind runner-up performances by senior All-American Michelle Carter (discus, shot put) and both the 4x100- and 4x400-meter relays. Hooker put on one of the best performances of her career, shattering the meet record she set in 2006, the stadium record set in 2001, and equaling her lifetime-best and this year's American and NCAA leading height of 6-4 (1.93m) in winning the high jump
Kincy Makes First Trip To Nationals
Junior 800 runner Temeka Kincy surged at the end of the season to earn her first trip to the NCAA national championships meet. Kincy regionally qualified at the Texas Invitational on March 24 in 2:08.65. She shaved almost four seconds off that time, running a lifetime best 2:05.61. Kincy was one of five automatic qualifiers to come out of the 800 in the Midwest Region, finishing in third in a career-best 2:04.21.
Two Networks To Televise Track Championships
CSTV will air three hours of competition from the NCAA Division I Outdoor Track and Field Championships, starting Friday at 7:30 p.m. CT. CBS will showcase two hours of event finals and the crowning of the men's and women's NCAA team champions beginning at 1 p.m. CT on Saturday.