Although some of the strongest members of the Texas team were given a well-deserved rest, the Longhorns came back from the Jim Click Shootout with two victories to add to the young outdoor season. The wins came in the 400-meter run, won by freshman Zack Bilderback, and the pole vault, won by redshirt sophomore Casey Wicker.
Bilderback’s win is his second of the outdooor season and was set with a personal-best time of 46.41 seconds. Wicker’s victory is the first in his outdoor career. Sophomore Will Spence, also included in the 17-member party Texas took to Tucson, Ariz., just missed out on a victory, with a second-place finish in the discus.
Not included at the meet were most of the long distance runners and a number of All-Americans who stayed at home because of a heavy meet schedule in the coming weeks.
The Longhorns resume action back in Austin with two Saturday meets — the Texas Invitational (April 13) and the Longhorn Invitational (April 20) — scheduled to be hosted by the team in Mike A. Myers Stadium.