"Teahna and Chrisann did what they were supposed to do as leaders," said Buford-Bailey.

EUGENE, Oregon – It was Texas Men’s Track & Field’s turn to put on a show during their first day of action at the NCAA Championships. A day after the men’s Day 1 competition, the women had their go of it and the Longhorns qualified five of nine running entries through the semifinals on Friday night.

The men also had two Longhorns in action with Wolf Mahler and Steele Wasik completing the decathlon. Wolf finished eighth overall with his point total of 7,737 points over the 10 events. Wasik was 10th with 7,642 points.

Senior Chrisann Gordon had the top running performance on the day as she posted the fastest semifinal time in NCAA history. She clocked in at a new personal best 50.39 seconds. That time also moves her into third in school history and makes her the No. 7 performer in NCAA history.

Associate Head Coach Tonja Buford-Bailey said Gordon looked strong and she was pleased to see her run so fast and looking comfortable at it.

“She was like, ‘Coach, I’m sorry. I didn’t mean to run that fast.’” Buford-Bailey said. “I said if it was that easy, that’s how you should have run. Chrisann is ready. She had to get over a little mental hump earlier in the year, she had a ding injury indoor, but she’s really ready and she’s really confident right now. That’s where we need her to be.”


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