The Texas men took home third place in the NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships yesterday. Florida State won the title easily with 67 points, finishing well in front of second place LSU and the Horns.
Two Texas football stars played a part in that finish. Defensive end/shot putter [tag]Brian Robison[/tag] narrowly missed another national title with his throw of 66 feet 5.25 inches. The winner of the event, Garrett Johnson of Florida State, bested him by less than two inches. Excellent performance by Robison in what will likely be his last for the Texas Track team, as next year this time he’ll likely be preparing himself for an NFL career.
Running back/sprinter [tag]Jamaal Charles[/tag] competed in the 100- and 200-meter events, as well as the 4×100-meter relay. He started well in the 100 before the leaders pulled away. His 10.27 time into a stiff headwind earned him a fifth place finish in the event. Not a bad performance for a freshman competing against Olympic sprinters. A particularly impressive feat for a running back, the majority of football/track sprinters are wide receivers or cornerbacks. Charles can definitely claim the title of college football’s fastest running back next season.