12 Aug

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Longhorns Compete at IAAF World Outdoor Championships

Leo Manzano

Leo Manzano will compete in the 1500m Wednesday at the IAAF Outdoor Championships.

The burnt orange are representing the red, white and blue at this year’s IAAF World Outdoor Championships in Moscow, Russia.

The American record holder for women’s shot put, and former Longhorn, Michelle Carter, advanced to the shot put finals Sunday.

Carter posted the second best mark of the qualifying round with a toss of 64 feet, 10 inches. The final takes place Monday and will include 12 finalists.

Other Longhorns in action include Alexandria Anderson who qualified for Monday’s 100-meter semifinals with a second-place finish in her heat. Anderson posted the sixth best time among the 45 participants.

Ashley Spencer, who is the defending 400-meter title holder at the NCAA Outdoor Championships, qualified for the semifinals, but was unable to advance further.

But Spencer isn’t done yet. She will take part in the 4x400 meter relay Friday.

Other Longhorns scheduled to compete this week includes Olympic silver-medalist Leo Manzano (1500m), current Longhorn Danielle Dowie (400m hurdles), Dylan Armstrong (men’s shot put), and Samyr Laine (men’s triple jump).

Part-time journalist turned full-time blogger, Brian is an online staff writer at Horns Illustrated and serves as senior staff writer for digital marketing agency Speak Social. Brian currently resides in Austin and you can read his blog at the following address: briankendall.wordpress.com