09 Jun

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NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championship Recap

The Texas men's track and field team finished in sixth place with 32 points at the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Eugene, Oregon.

The Longhorns' points total was their best in the last five years at the NCAA Championships.

The Texas men had 15 entries over nine events in the four-day meet. Texas A&M and Florida tied for first place in final team standings and split the men's national title.

For Texas, Ryan Crouser captured the shot put title with a toss of 20.31 meters. It marked the second shot put title in Texas program history.

Johannes Hock who captured the decathlon crown finished with 8,267 points, the ninth-best mark in collegiate history. Hock finished in first place in the discus (decathlon) with a throw of 50.61 meters.

Texas came into Saturday tied for first place with USC at 32 points, but Patrick McGregor was the only remaining entry that competed on the final day.

McGregor ran in the 1,500 meters and led for most of the race, but fell on the final turn after Zach Perkins of Air Force got tangled up with McGregor. McGregor finished in 12th place with a time of 4:19.82. Zach Perkins finished second with a time of 3:50.39.

The Texas men ended with eight top-three finishes. Isaac Murphy placed second in the 100 meters (decathlon), third in the 400 meters (decathlon) and third in the 110-meter hurdles (decathlon). Craig Lutz finished third in the 10,000 meters on Thursday with a time of 21:41.97.

The Texas women's track and field team finished in 15th place with 18 points at the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships. Kansas captured the women's national title after finishing first in the team standings with 60 points. Texas A&M finished second with 44 points and Oregon finished third with 43 points.

The Texas 4x400 meter relay team featuring, Courtney Okolo, Briana Nelson, Danielle Dowie, and Kendra Chambers finished third with a time of 3:27.98. The race came down to the final 100 meters and the UT team crossed the finish line .39 seconds behind second place and .89 seconds from first. The relay team placed third in the NCAA Indoor Championships as well.

Morgan Snow finished in fourth place in the 100 meter hurdles and posted a career-best time of 12.88. Morgan Snow is the first Longhorn to score in the 100 meter hurdles since Melaine Walker placed third in 2006.

Morgan Snow also competed on the 4x100 meter relay team with Chalonda Goodman, Briana Nelson, and Chamique Francis. The UT team finished in 8th with a time of 45.08.

Shanay Briscoe tied for ninth place in the women's high jump with a leap of 5 feet, 10 3/4 inches (1.80 meters).