Women's Track and Field earns two spots on USTFCCCA Silver Anniversary team
METAIRIE, La. -- The University of Texas women's track and field program secured two places on the United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association's (USTFCCCA) Silver Anniversary Team recognizing the top student-athletes in the 25-year history of NCAA women's outdoor track and field.
Individually, former Longhorn Suziann Reid (1996-99) was recognized as the premier 400-meter runner in the history of NCAA women's outdoor track and field. The only three-time women's outdoor 400-meter champion in NCAA history, Reid captured NCAA outdoor 400-meter titles in 1996, 1998 and 1999 and added NCAA indoor 400-meter titles in 1998 and 1999. Reid received the Honda-Broderick Award in 1999 as the National Women's Track and Field Athlete of the Year.
A 17-time All-American, Reid also helped Texas earn recognition as the nation's top program for the women's outdoor 4x400-meter relay. Texas has won the relay on seven occasions at the NCAA Outdoor Championships, and Reid helped the Longhorns to four consecutive titles from 1996-99. UT has reached the 4x400-meter relay finals in 20 of 25 NCAA outdoor meets.
In addition, the Texas 4x400-meter relay quartet of Sheretta Jones (Houston, Texas), Raasin McIntosh (Houston, Texas), Jerrika Chapple (Lancaster, Texas) and Sanya Richards (Pembroke Pines, Fla.) set the collegiate record at the 2004 Texas Relays with a time of 3:23.75.