Taylor & Garza Highlight Bruin Men At Texas Relays
April 4, 2008
It was the second straight day a thrower had captured an event title in as many days and it was the first event win for Taylor in his Bruin career. His throw of 183-4 was just four inches shy of his lifetime-best of 183-7 and nearly three feet better then his nearest competitor.
Garza, a two-time All-American in the discus, placed second in the 'A' competition with a season-best 201-10. His throw was over a seven-foot improvement on his season-best mark and will most likely rank amongst the top-three in the nation this season.
Also in the 'A' discus, senior All-American John Caulfield finished fourth with a throw of 191-0.
At the Stanford Invitational, senior Henry Hagenbuch highlighted the Bruin distance team as he ran a lifetime-best of 8:52.14 in the steeplechase to finish eighth in section one. In section two of the steeple, junior Drew Shackleton also ran a lifetime-best as he placed 10th in a time of 9:08.71. Freshman Dylan Knight (9:10.01) and sophomore Kevin Sullivan (9:15.18) finished 12th and 14th, respectively.
In section five of the 5000m, sophomore Alex Crabill ran a lifetime-best 14:29.60 to finish third overall. Freshman Scott Crawford was the fifth fastest finisher in the 'B' 800m with his time of 1:51.50. In the 'A' 800m, freshman Cory Primm placed 19th in a time of 1:51.60.
Competition continues on Saturday at both the Texas Relays and Stanford Invitational.