Three Longhorns Make USA TF World Championships Team – TexasSports.com

EUGENE, Ore. – Three Longhorns earned spots on the USA Track and Field World Championship Team on Friday at the historic Hayward Field.

Texas Ex, All-American and world leader Ryan Crouser was the USA Championships shot put champion with the world leading throw of 23.12m (75-10.25). Crouser threw the world-leading mark three different times, which marked the greatest series in history.

After one of the best shot put series in history, @RCrouserThrows is the 2022 USA Championships Shot Put Champion with a WORLD LEAD throw of 23.12m (75-10.25) 🤘 pic.twitter.com/AJG5IklLTH

— Texas T&F/XC (@TexasTFXC) June 25, 2022

Recent 2022 NCAA outdoor champion Tripp Piperi finished fourth to earn his spot at the World Championships with his throw of 21.43m (70-3.75).

— Texas T&F/XC (@TexasTFXC) June 25, 2022

The final Longhorn to earn a spot at Worlds was Texas Ex and All-American Steffin McCarter who finished with a silver medal on a jump of 8.15m. Friday’s competition was McCarter’s outdoor season opener.

The 2022 @usatf Championships Long Jump Silver Medalist with a jump of 8.15m in his outdoor season opener, @SteffinMcCarter 🤘 pic.twitter.com/48KjqunznH

— Texas T&F/XC (@TexasTFXC) June 25, 2022

Senior Kennedy Simon continued her strong 400m season by running the third-fastest time of the day at 51.11. She defeated Allyson Felix on her way to the final.

Texas Ex Ashley Spencer also reached the final in the 400m hurdles with the third-fastest time at 55.19, while Aldrich Bailey, another Texas All-American reached the men’s semis with his time of 51.21.

Two U20 Longhorns competed on the second day of the championships, recording two fourth-place finishes. Freshman Solomon Washington began the day with a personal-best jump of 7.52m (24-8.25) in the long jump. Fellow freshman Chrystal Herpin later threw the discus 49.81m (163-5).