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Crouser, Dowie Named Track & Field Athletes of the Week
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The Texas duo of Danielle Dowie and Ryan Crouser have been named Big 12 Outdoor Track & Field Athletes of the Week for competition March 28-31. It is the second straight weekly honor for the Longhorns on the men’s side.

Big 12 Outdoor Track & Field Male Athlete of the Week
Ryan Crouser, Texas, So., Gresham, Ore.
Crouser shined in his first shot-put competition since last season. The sophomore tossed the implement 67 1/2 (20.43m) in capturing the University shot put (section A) Friday at the Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays. His toss ranks No. 3 in the world this season and only one other performer since the beginning of the 2011 season has posted a better mark. Crouser also claimed fourth in Saturday’s University discus (section A) with a toss of 194-6 (59.28m), a mark that ranks No. 7 nationally and No. 1 in the Big 12.

Big 12 Outdoor Track & Field Female Athlete of the Week
Danielle Dowie, Texas, Jr., Port Antonio, Portland, Jamaica
Dowie won the 400-meter hurdles at the Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays in Austin last weekend in 56.58 seconds, the top mark in the nation.  Dowie also led off the Longhorns’ runner-up 4x400m relay squad, which posted a 3:27.65, the second-best mark nationally, top mark in the West Region and ninth-best time in UT history.  In addition, Dowie ran the third leg for Texas’ 4x100m relay team, which placed third in 43.59, the No. 3 time in the nation and second-best in the West Region.


2013 Big 12 Outdoor Track & Field Athletes of the Week

Date Male Female
March 27     Patrick McGregor, Texas, Sr.           Cierra White, Texas Tech, So.
April 3 Ryan Crouser, Texas, So. Danielle Dowie, Texas, Jr.
     
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