Heading into Day 2 of the NCAA Track & Field Championships, it appeared as if Longhorn sophomore Johannes Hock would win his second decathlon title. With only one event — the 1,500 meter run — remaining, Hock held a small lead of 23 points. But Hock saw his chances at winning dissapear after finishing 12th in the 1,500.
"He'll walk away from here feeling defeated, but the decathlon is a different beast," Texas head coach Mario Sategna said. “He went into the 1,500 — not one of his strong points — in the lead. He gave it a shot for three laps and kind of fell off the pace at the end.”
The Longhorn women continued a solid qualifying effort. Three Texas runners advanced to a finals event Thursday.
Sophomore Morolake Akinosun was able to advance to her third final at the championships with a victory in her 100-meter heat.
The women’s 4x400 meter relay team was able to advance to finals with a top time of 3 minutes and 28 seconds.
The NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championship continues Friday.