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March 2-8
COLLEGE


HIGH SCHOOL


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February 23-28
COLLEGE
March 1
Lady Buffs Repeat as Champions, Buffs Grab 5 Individual Titles at LSC Indoor Championship - W. TX A&M site

A&M-Commerce Captures First LSC T&F Championship in 48 Years - A&M website

Payne Wins USA Track and Field Pole Vault Title- SFA Website 

TRACK AND FIELD: Bearkat Tyler Adams wins SLC Freshman of Year honor - Cypress Creek Mirror website

Rambelles Win Two Titles on First Day of LSC Indoor Championships - Angelo State website

Teams combine to win six-event titles on final day of conference meet. - Baylor website

Houston Wins The American Indoor Championships - Houston website

SMU Finishes Third At AAC Championship - SMU website

Texas A&M men and women finish third in SEC Indoor - A&M website

Longhorns sweep titles at Big 12 Indoor Track & Field Championships - UT website

Lady Buffs Hold Big Lead, Buffs Sitting in Third after Day One of LSC Indoor Championship - W. TX A&M website


February 28
Lady Bears in third, heading into second-day of action - Baylor website  

Houston Wraps Up Day One of The American Championships - UH website 

Women place 4th, Men 5th at C-USA Track Championships - UNT website 

Men's T&F Wins Four Individual C-USA Titles - Rice website

Uke Breaks Cavanaugh's 29-year-old School Record - Rice website 

Mustangs In Second At AAC Championship - SMU website

Echols-Luper Leaps to Big 12 Title - TCU website 

Tech Impresses On Day One Of Big 12 Indoors - Tech website 

Petrillose defends Big 12 Conference title - UT website

A&M's Olabanji Asekun claims silver medal in SEC Indoor long jump - A&M website

Texas State claims five individual titles on day one of Indoor Track & Field Championship - Sun Belt website

Congratulations to Texas State Women for Capturing the Sun Belt Indoor title - Sun Belt website

Rosen Daniel honored with Southland's Newcomer of the Year Award - ACU website

Olson, Payne Earn Prestigious SLC Honors - SFA website 

Congratulations to the UTEP Women for capturing the Conference USA Indoor title


HIGH SCHOOL
Weslaco girls, La Joya Juarez-Lincoln boys win McAllen ISD Invitational - RGVSports

Hawks, Lady Falcons win at Tarpon Relays - RGVSports

Q & A with the Nation's Leading Long Jumper, Brett Winnegan of Pearland Dawson



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Congratulations to Texas Southern Men for capturing the SWAC title and TSU Women for a 2nd-place finish 


Q&A with Texas' Top Female Thrower - Meia Gordon of Cypress Creek   


***DI Cabinet approves outdoor track and field schedule change:  Men, women will compete on alternate days in 2015, 2016 -- FULL STORY 


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February 16-21
COLLEGE
Shambrail Woods of Stephen F. Austin wins the Southland Conf. Indoor Pentathlon wit 3732 points

Jannika John of Lamar sets the Southland Conference Indoor 5000-M record in 16:36.01 

Congratulations to the SFA Men and Women -- SLC Indoor Champs 

ACU to induct five track and field standouts to Sports Hall of Fame - ACU website 

Track Ready for NCCAA Indoor Championships - McMurry website 

Texas Tech Trio Breaks School Records Again In Lubbock - Tech website 

WT Track & Field Finishes Indoor Regular Season on High Note - WT website 

Track team enjoys 'wonderful meet' in last nationals tune-up - Wayland Baptist website 

Two More Champions Crowned at NCCAA Track Finale - McMurry website



HIGH SCHOOL
Justin Northwest Girls set school records in 4x800 (9:51.44) and Sprint Medley Relays (4:22.70)

Brett Winnegan of Pearland Dawson breaks his own school long jump record of 24-06.50 by leaping 25-01.50 at the Pearland Oiler Relays

TRACK AND FIELD: Odessa High's Amoyaw, Brown place first in season opener - OA Varsity website 

It was a banner day for the Port Isabel Lady Tarpons - RGVSports website


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February 12-14
COLLEGE
Women's T&F Shines at UH Tune-Up - Rice website {"Senior vaulter Marielle Brisbois became the fifth athlete in school history to join the 13-foot club in the pole vault, winning Friday's event with a personal best and meet record vault of 4.10m (13-05.25)"} 

Bilderback, Lutz break school records - UT website  

COUGAR TRACK: Barraza breaks record for second consecutive week - Cypress Creek Mirror 

Shawn Barber breaks his own NCAA Indoor record at Tyson Invitational -- now at 19-04.25 

Track & Field building momentum for Big 12 Championship meet - UT website

Pair of A&M school records threatened at Tyson Invitational - A&M website


HIGH SCHOOL
Upper-Valley track and field notebook: Sharyland High readies for the season - RGVSports.com 

Carrollton Creekview's Samantha Gonzalez sweeps 200 / 400 at Richardson Co-Ed -- 24.92 / 56.42 

Will Herrscher sets Rockwall Heath PV record at 16-02 -- Jacket Classic

Collin Carter of Giddings sets 2 school records at Bubba Fife Relays - 4:26.44 in 1600; 9:35.15 in 3200 

Congratulations to Myles Marshall - "8th fastest time ever run indoors by a US high school runners at 2:24.43!" 

Congratulations to Norman Grimes who wins 60H and 200 (8.00 / 21.52) at Great Southwest Indoors

Congratulations to Nora Monie (Sharyland) who broke two Steve Stark Meet Records -- 140-10.50 (disc) and shot - 45-03.50 

Congratulations to Alexis Franks of Houston Stratford who sets the school's 100-meter record at 11.97 (Bubba Fife Relays)


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February 5-7
Paulo Benavides (El Paso Franklin) sets the HS Indoor PV Record, now standing at 17' 11" - video 
Shawn Barber (Kingwood Park - Univerity of Akron soars to an NCAA Indoor record 19-03.50 - video 

"Sophomore distance runner Brian Barraza broke his own school record in the men's 3000m race, on the second day of the Texas A&M Aggie Invitational, on Saturday, in College Station, Texas.
"Barraza ran the 3000m in 8:07.27 shattering his own previous record of 8:16.84, which the El Paso, Texas native set last season at the same meet." -- UH website 

"Cierra White continued her incredible weekend , breaking the Tech women’s 60 meter dash school record, and Gionna Jackson broke the Tech women’s triple jump school record, at the New Mexico Collegiate Classic, in Albuquerque, N.M., on Saturday.
"After running the fastest 200 meter dash in the world on Friday night, Cierra White continued her tear in New Mexico by running the 60 meter dash in 7.22, breaking her own school record and recording the No. 5 time in the nation.
"In the women’s triple jump, Gionna Jackson (12.81m/42-00.50), Paetyn Revell (12.74m/41-09.75) and Viershanie Latham (12.71m/41-08.50) all eclipsed the existing Tech school record, but is Jackson who will have the record, taking second place. Jackson’s mark ranks 16th in the NCAA." -- Tech website 

Johnson and Ouedraogo Punch Tickets to Nationals with Auto Marks in Albuquerque - West Texas A&M

Lions Track Breaks Site Record as MSSU Lion Open Draws to a Close - A&M-Commerce 

Kelly, Brown Break Records; Men Finish Second - Texas State

Weslaco East boys, McAllen Memorial girls open track and field season with wins -- RGVSports.com

Murchison, Torres return for Port Isabel -- Brownsville Herald


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2015 Texas Relays Schedule  



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Q&A with Blaine Listach - watch his 7' jump at 2014 Regionals


January 29-Feb 1
"In the women’s 55 meter hurdles, Le’Tristan Pledger ran a 7.58 in the semifinal round (Masked Rider Open), breaking her own school and facility records in the process, before running a 7.63 in the final to win the event." -- Tech Website

"Bradley Adkins' personal-best jump of 2.25m/7-4.5 won the high jump, and places him at No. 3 in the nation." -- Texas Tech Website

Jeron Robinson high jumps 7-02.50 (A&M Kingsville) at the Masked Rider Open to all D-II Men, while teammate Lutalo Boyce "broke his own school record in the long jump with a leap of 24-11.75 (7.61m) to win the title. He surpassed the auto qualifying distance of 7.58m and is the second longest in Division II this season."

McMurry's Keon Mays gets his NCCAA qualifier in the 800 with a 1:56.70 time!

McMurry Senior Mariah Steinbock has a P.R. and NCCAA qualifying height in the Pole Vault (11'4.50").

A&M-Kingsville's Amber Perry (56.56) shaves nearly 0.4s off her LSC best time in the 400m dash. Claims 5th place at Masked Rider Open

UT's Spencer Dunkerley-Offor posts another PR in the 60m Hurdles final. He clocks 7.89 to finish second and rank as No. 8 Longhorn

UTEP's Anthony Rotich runs a 4:02.75 mile! With the altitude conversion, it converts to 3:57.47! Sub four minute mile

OU's RS-Fr. Chamaya Turner (New Braunfels Canyon) moves to No. 7 in OU Top-10 All-Time Shot Put with her personal best 52-8 and is 2nd at Razorback Invitational today

Junior hurdler Issac Williams (UH) won his fourth 60m hurdle event in as many tries this season, winning the event in 7.85.

Angelo State's Kearah Danville used her last jump of the Masked Rider Open to guarantee her a chance to defend her NCAA Division II triple jump championship. The senior jumped a NCAA Division II automatic-qualifying mark of 40'-9.50" (12.43-meters) and placed second overall, while teammate Kaitlin Lumpkins cleared her first NCAA Division II provisional-qualifying mark in the high jump

"Hardin-Simmons senior Dustin Baker extended his own school record in the shot put with a toss of a 47-11 ¾ at the Masked Rider Invite at Texas Tech University on Friday."

Jaivairia Bacote broke the HBU record in the women's pentathlon with 3,103 points

"Junior pole vaulter Jacob Ulbricht (Spring Branch/Smithson Valley HS) cleared 16 feet indoors for the first time in his career for the Cardinals.  He set a massive personal record with a clearance of 16-6.75 to smash the school record by five inches.  The second school record was set by sophomore Kevin Carnet (San Antonio/FEAST) in the heptathlon.  He scored 4,555 points in all." -- University of Incarnate Word Website

Lamar's "Dominique Taylor staked her claim to the school record of the 60-meter hurdles on an 8.67 time"

"Tyler Adams, Kagan Anders, Jonathan Andrews and Jay Roberson all four posted lifetime bests in the men's heptathlon, and n the women's pentathlon, Avery Zamzow placed seventh with 3,435 points, Nicole Jenrette eighth with 3,162 points, Francis Porter 10th with a 3,162 total, all personal bests"

"TCU track and field's Sam Watts produced the world's fastest time this season in the men's 200 meters on Saturday, Jan. 31, at the New Mexico Team Invitational in Albuquerque. Watts, a junior from London, England, charged down the track in 20.69 seconds in his first race in the event this season, smashing his previous personal best of 21.05" -- TCU Website

"Darian Brown set a new Texas State record en route to a victory at the Howie Ryan in the weight throw with a distance of 20.71 meters (67-11.5) for a new personal record by more than a foot. The new distance keeps him on top of the Sun Belt Conference and moves him into the top 20 in the nation.  Jordan Huckaby finished just behind Brown in second with a career record distance of 20.08 meters (65-10.5), also more than a foot better than his previous best. He stays in second in the SBC as well behind Brown.  In the women's weight throw, the trio of Talore Kelly, Julie Lange and Morgan Adams all set personal records, but it was Kelly who set another school record with a first place distance of 19.09 meters (62-7.75). She holds the top spot in the conference and bettered her previous best by 6.5 inches." -- Texas State Website

"Senior Micaela Johnson and sophomore Holly Cunigan would put their names on the Lone Star Conference all-time leaderboard with performances in the women's 5000m and shot put events, respectively. Additional school records were broken by juniors Lorenzo Johnson (men's 55mH) and Shanice Cameron (women's 55m)." -- West Texas A&M Website

Congratulations to Eli Hall-Thompson of Butler CC whose 21.16 200-meters at Texas Tech ranks 16th nationally among all divisions


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Q&A with Jay Bradford  


Q&A with Demi Payne


Former Texas A&M track and field head coach Charlie Thomas passes away -- article 


Q&A with Norman Grimes


January 22-24
"JaCorian Duffield, who entered the weekend ranked No. 3 in the nation and No. 13 in the world, cleared 2.25m/7-4.50 to break his school record and move up to No. 2 on the NCAA list, but he wasn't done there.
On his very next jump, Duffield cleared 2.28m/7-5.75, smashing his own school and meet records, while moving up into a tie for first in the nation and No. 3 in the world." -- Texas Tech Website

"Cierra White ran the women's 200 meter dash at an incendiary pace, finishing in 23.18, good enough for a school record and the No. 2 mark in not just the nation, but the world as well." -- Texas Tech Website

"In the men's weight throw, Kole Weldon made his season debut for the Red Raiders, and started with a bang. His launch of 20.25m/66-5.25 not only won the event, but was a school record and a collegiate best as well." -- Texas Tech

"Morolake Akinosun posted a meet record in the final of the women's 60 meters, clocking in at 7.22 seconds. She shaved .01 off her personal best time to post the No. 10 performance and remains the No. 4 individual in the event at UT." -- UT Website

"Kendall Baisden also set a meet record running 51.81 seconds in the 400 meters. Her time is No. 7 in school history and makes the fifth fastest Longhorn all-time. Baisden's time is the fastest in the nation so far this season, as well." -- UT Website

"UT's third win at the McCravy Memorial came in the women's 3,000 meters. Sophomore transfer Sandie Raines pulled away from the field to win by nearly four seconds with a time of 9:21.16. She cut more than 25 seconds off her previous best time in the event." -- UT Website

"Bralon Taplin posted a world-leading time of 45.78 seconds in claiming the 400m victory and just missed the best-ever-mark for the event held in an indoor dual scoring meet." -- A&M Website

"On the women’s side in the 400 meters, Kamaria Brown produced the second fastest time in the world for the 2015 indoor season with a winning mark of 52.96 seconds." -- A&M Website

"Sophomore Trayvon Bromell headlined a group of eight Baylor track and field athletes that recorded top-five finishes at the Rod McCravy Memorial Saturday at Nutter Field House." (6.54 60-meter dash is a school record and fastest in the nation thus far.) -- Baylor Website

"Freshman Spring Lucky-Dania (Round Rock/Cedar Ridge HS) broke the school record in the 60 hurdles with a time of 9.21 while fellow freshman Sarea Alexander (San Antonio/MacArthur HS) broke her own record in the triple jump with a mark of 38-2.5 to take fifth place.  Myah Antwi (Huntsville/Huntsville HS) just missed breaking her own school record in the shot put with a toss of 42-5.5, a half inch off her best." -- Incarnate Word Website

"In a star-studded field (Vanderbilt Invitational), featuring three ranked schools and several of the Southeastern Conference’s top schools, Kalu finished second in the 60-meter (7.33) and third in the 200-meter (24.21)."



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Q&A with Texas City's Asa Garcia 



Vault Marks Under Attack Around the Nation!
    1. Sandi Morris (Arkansas) breaks Kaitlin Petrillose's year-old NCAA Indoor Mark, raises the bar to 15' 1.50"
    2. 17 hours later, Demi Payne of SFA breaks Morris' record, raising the bar to 15' 02.25"
    3.  At Arkansas HS Indoor, Lexi Weeks of the Arkansas Vault Club takes 3 attempts at Desiree Freier's mark set last year, but comes up short.
    4.  Armond Duplantis (Louisiana) breaks his own high school freshman mark, soaring to 16-8 at the Reno PV Summit
    5.  Sam Kendricks (former NCAA Champion and now with Nike / ESSX) clears 19-3 at the Reno PV Summit

Video of Demi Payne's 15-02.25 jump 
Video of Sam Kendricks' 19-3 jump  
Video of Mondo Duplantis' 16-8 jump 
Video of Sandi Morris' 15-01.50 jump 




Olivia Ekpone (A&M), Shamier Little (A&M), Courtney Okolo (UT), Kaitlin Petrillose (UT), Shelbi Vaughan (A&M), Trayvon Brommell (Baylor), Ryan Crouser (UT), Deon Lendore (A&M), Anthony Rotich (UTEP) -
Bowerman Pre-season Watch List Nominees


UIL 2015 Expanded State Meet Schedule Released: May 14-16 - SCHEDULE


2015 TX T&F Hall of Fame Class: Dean Smith, Dave Clark, Amy Acuff, Sue Humphrey, Bubba Thornton, Earl Young


Texas A&M High School results
    *Central Texas Elite TC sets new A&M HS Indoor 4x8 girl's mark at 9:37.42
    *Winner's Edge sets new A&M HS Indoor 4x8 boy's mark at 7:56.96
    *Asa Garcia sets new A&M HS Indoor triple jump mark at 40-02.25
    *Meia Gordon sets new A&M HS Indoor shot put mark at 48-11.50
    *Andrew Hudson is the first at A&M Indoor meet to double in 60m and 200m dashes


UH track sets records, run top world times - full story 


Full Results from the January 3, 2015 Expo Explosion VI  


Congratulations to Shawn Barber who vaults 5.87m at Expo Explosion VI, establishing numerous records in the process - YouTube


The Greenhill School (SPC) is looking for a long distance coach for the Spring (Feb. 2 - May 1)
Part-time - stipend coaching position only / Contact Stacey Johnson, Head T&F, johnsonst@greenhill.org  


Congratulations to Myles Marshall (Kingwood) who's named "2014 USATF Youth Athlete of the Year after taking home gold at the 2014 Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, China." -- full story  


UST-ESSX Brochure / UST-ESSX Price List 


What to consider when purchasing a javelin  


Officiating HS Track & Field - book and PPT presentation (180 slides) - Updated for the 2015 season
Order from the website at www.tfofficiating.com 


Jeremy Wariner Sprints into Baylor's Hall of Fame -- full story  


GILL Athletics Announces Official Corporate Partnership with NFHS -- read press release 


TTFCA Interview with 2-time NCAA PV Champion Sam Kendricks -- video 


2015-16 NCAA Rule Book -- download here 


Elite Sportz of Fort Worth's upcoming Pole Vault Season -- schedule   


Information about a Texas Track & Field Coaches Association Scholarship coming soon 


Required “box collar” for 2015 spring track season.  Coaches - place your orders soon to have them in time for practice. 

BOX COLLAR SPECIAL: T&F COACHES CLINIC OF TEXAS, JANUARY 9-10, 2015



TCU's Numbers Game - Sub-10 Club -- full story 


DeLoss Dodds Honored by K-State -- full story 


Construction on Baylor's Clyde Hart T&F Stadium coming along nicely - video


Congratulations to Yulanda Nelson - 2014 Baylor Hall of Fame inductee - full story


2014-15 OU Coaches Education Series - brochure


Carl Lewis to join Houston Cougar Track & Field Staff Full-time -- story


Congratulations to Kingwood's Myles Marshall for capturing gold in the 800 of the World Youth Olympic Games in China.  See the video on the USA MileSplit site


Congratulations to Trayvon Bromell of Baylor for a silver medal in the 100 meters at the IAAF World Juniors in Eugene.  As well, congratulations to Desiree Freier of Justin Northwest for a silver medal in the pole vault at the IAAF World Juniors.  Her 14-07.25 extends her American outdoor high school record. 


Basic Block Start Mechanics for Sprinters - by Randy Adair [Presented Summer of 2014 at THSCA; reprinted with permission]




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