The No. 5 ranked men’s track team, fresh from hosting the Texas Relays, will travel to Tucson, Ariz. to compete in the Jim Click Shootout on Saturday. The Longhorns hope to continue their dominant performance from the Texas Relays but will have to do so with some important faces missing from the team.
Isaac Murphy, who finished third in the decathlon last week, will not compete in his favored event, but will run a leg in two relay events — the 4x400m and 4x100m — and throw the discus.
Joining the relay team with Murphy will be senior Keiron Stewart, who will run his signature event, the 100m hurdles, at the meet.
Most of the long distance team will also get the week off, as the events that they dominated last week are not part of the Jim Click Shootout. Patrick McGregor, who runs the anchor leg for the distance medley team, will, however, compete in the 1500-meter run.
Sophomore Ryan Crouser, winner of the shot put and Big 12 Men’s Track and Field Athlete of the Week last week, is also not scheduled to compete in Tucson, Ariz.