Texas track & field got off to a solid start at the UTSA Invitational in San Antonio on Friday and Saturday. The Longhorns dominated the throws and turned in other noteworthy performances in the first meet of the outdoor season.
On Saturday afternoon, UFCU Disch-Falk Field saw a regular season record-breaking crowd of 7,879 people. Texas fans cheered on the Longhorns until the end, even though Texas’ offense couldn’t find its usual groove.
Entering Saturday’s contest, Texas was looking forward to a test against a hungry Pepperdine team. No. 20 Pepperdine started to gain attention with an earlier sweep against No. 6 UCLA. Another victory against a top-10 team would further cement its success, and the Waves clearly looked ready.
What more could be asked from the baseball gods other than a matchup between top-15 in-state rivals coming down to the wire? That was exactly the case Friday night in No. 12 Texas’ 4-3 come-from-behind victory over No. 11 Texas Tech.
On a day that saw Texas play 10–13 BYU and No. 6 Tennessee, the story of Saturday’s two matchups proved a story line the team has displayed this whole season: the Longhorns have yet to get over the hump. The dichotomy of the day’s two games perfectly shows what the Longhorns have struggled with. They have easily handled unranked opponents, yet had problems with stronger ones.
Arguably the two deepest men’s tennis teams in the country met Thursday as the top-ranked Ohio State Buckeyes rolled into town with a 16–1 record, looking to bounce back from their first loss of the season to No. 19 Texas A&M on Monday.