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Okolo qualifies with best time at NCAA Track & Field Championships

The Texas women got their turn to compete at the NCAA Track & Field Championships in Eugene, Ore. on Thursday night as Courtney Okolo qualified with the best semifinal time in NCAA meet history in the women’s 400-meter run. The Texas men competed on Wednesday night and get back … Read More

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Givans qualifies for 100-meter final at NCAA Track & Field Championships

Senoj-Jay Givans qualified with the best time (9.96 seconds) in the men’s 100-meter semifinals at the NCAA Track & Field Championships in Eugene, Ore. on Wednesday night. Givans was the only runner to finish the race in under 10 seconds. With his qualifying time, Givans became the first Longhorn to … Read More

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Longhorns qualify many at NCAA West preliminary round

The Texas Longhorns track & field team qualified many at the NCAA West preliminary round in Lawrence, Kan. on Friday. In all, 13 Longhorns qualified for the NCAA Championships which will be held in Eugene, Ore. beginning on June 8. Morolake Akinosun qualified for the 100-meter final with a time … Read More

Kirk Bohls

American-Statesman Staff

Bohls: Top sprinter Morolake Akinosun is a Texas treasure

Morolake Akinosun is the most famous athlete on the Texas campus. Or should be. She’s not the quarterback for Charlie Strong’s football team. Or Isaiah Taylor’s successor at point guard. She’s not Big 12 tennis player of the year Breaunna Addison. She’s all of that and more. The vivacious, 22-year-old … Read More

Suit seeks testimony from Ex-Texas coach Mack Brown, others

A former University of Texas track coach’s sex and race discrimination lawsuit has new life, and her lawyers are still pursuing long-sought testimony from former football coach Mack Brown and prominent current and former administrators as they dig into one of college sports’ highest-profile athletic departments. Former women’s track coach … Read More

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Morolake Akinosun named Big 12 performer of the year

Morolake Akinosun was named the women’s outstanding performer of the year by the Big 12 Conference on Thursday. The Texas sprinter was honored after multiple record-breaking performances on the track this season. Akinosun was the first woman to win both the 100 and 200-meter finals three times when she ran … Read More

Little suspense for Texas in sweeping Big 12 track and field titles

Though they may end up winning a national title, Texas’ men’s 1600 relay didn’t even win their own conference. Instead they were politely benched, replaced by a B-squad and told they weren’t needed because Texas had pulled away in the team standings heading into the final event … Read More

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Behind Morolake Akinosun and A.J. Bailey, Texas sweeps Big 12 T&F titles

FORT WORTH — For the second year in a row, Texas swept the outdoor titles at the Big 12 track and field championships. The women took the title with 167.7 points, topping Oklahoma with 137.5. The men bested Kansas, 134 to 116. It’s the first time in Big 12 history a team … Read More

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Texas track & field teams in contention at Big 12 Championships

The Texas men and women picked up some points with good performances in field events as well as distance races at the Big 12 Outdoor Championships on Friday at Lowdon Track in Fort Worth. Barrett Poth and Reese Watson finished in third and fourth place in the men’s pole vault … Read More

From Jamaica to West Texas to Austin — Chrisann Gordon finds success on track

Over the years, Texas athletics has generally steered clear of junior college transfers. For one, credit hours can be incompatible. Two, coaches see grooming an athlete for four years as a better investment than two. Yet exceptions are made for special talents, such as track and … Read More

Courtney Okolo is writing the book on sprinting at Texas

All that stands between Courtney Okolo and academic freedom is a 10-page paper due Friday in Neuromuscular Control. Okolo, Texas’ 2014 400-meter outdoor national champion, delved into running economy as the subject — a topic, believe it or not, that she previously knew little about. Without getting … Read More

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Appeals court rules Bev Kearney’s $1 million case against UT may continue

A state appeals court ruled Tuesday that former Texas track coach Bev Kearney may continue her $1 million lawsuit against the university. The Austin-based 3rd Court of Appeals threw out Kearney’s claim that the school retaliated against her when it tried to terminate the coach in December 2012. But the … Read More

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Longhorns have success at Drake Relays

The Texas Longhorns track and field team advanced all four of its relay teams and put on successful individual performances as well at the Drake Relays in Des Moines, Iowa on Friday. BJ Adeokun and Ariel Jones each advanced to the finals of the 100-meter hurdles. Adeokun finished in 13.53 … Read More

Texas Relays: Men’s 1,600 relay breaks 33-year school record

Back in 1983, John Elway was the No. 1 choice in the NFL draft, Michael Jackson was stressing about Billie Jean, and National Lampoon was going on vacation. That year at Texas, the men’s 1,600-meter relay team set a school record at the Texas Invitational. Read More

Texas Relays: Morolake Akinosun has a new friend to challenge her in the 100

On the final day of the Texas Relays, Longhorns teammates Morolake Akinosun and Teahna Daniels will battle for the women’s 100-meter title. It’ll come one week after they became buddies. Akinosun, a senior star for Texas, joked with Daniels, a freshman, back in September … Read More

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Texas Relays under second weather delay

For the second time on Friday, Texas Relays is under a weather delay. The latest delay kicked in at about 11:50 a.m. and will last until at least 1 p.m. Prior to the delay, UT’s John Burt, a wide receiver on the Longhorns football team, advanced to the 110-meter hurdles finals … Read More

Texas Relays: Born to be an Aggie, Ashtin Zamzow breaks school record — for Texas

In her first opportunity, Ashtin Zamzow broke Texas’ 27-year school record in the heptathlon. One might think such an accomplishment would guilt her father into putting on a Longhorns ballcap. “Absolutely not,” Stacy Zamzow said. Stacy, a former NCAA champion at Texas A&M, … Read More

Texas Relays: Olympic silver medalist Trey Hardee is hurt, but not worried

The last time Trey Hardee was injured during an Olympic year, he ended up rallying to win the silver medal in the decathlon at the London Games. So one can rightly assume that Hardee, a past NCAA champion at Texas, is not all too concerned that … Read More

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Longhorns win four events at TCU Invitational

The Texas Longhorns picked up four wins as they turned their attention to outdoor track at the TCU Invitational in Fort Worth on Friday. Asa Garcia picked up a win in the women’s triple jump event, posting a mark of 42 feet, 4 1/4 inches. It was the sixth best … Read More

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Longhorns set records and qualify for NCAA finals

Records fell as members of the Texas Longhorns track and field team qualified for finals at the NCAA Indoor Championships in Birmingham, Ala. on Friday. Teahna Daniels set a school record in the 60 meters while Courtney Okolo set a Birmingham CrossPlex facility record in the 400 event. Okolo set … Read More