UT -MEN'S TRACK- No team National championshim

UT has produced 35 NCAA individual National champions. 

 

 

Coach Froggie Lovvern was head coach for two years

Coach Froggie Lovvern was head coach for two years

Coach Froggie Lovvern 1962-1963

 

 

 

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Coach Lovvern graduated from Stamford High school in Texas, attended Pepperdine where he won the national championship in the 1500 meter.

 

He was an  an assistant to Coach Littlefield for 15 years, before signing a 1 year contract to replace the retiring Littlefield.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1962-2 SCORES AT NATIONALS

 

Ray Cunningham won the triple crown in the hurdles by winning at Drake, Kansas, and Texas relays. Longhorns finished 2nd in the SWC meet.

Cunningham had the only Longhorn victory at the Texas Relays and the Horns finished second to ACC.

Baylus Bennett 5th in the pole vault

Ray Cunningham 6th in 110 hurdles

1963 

Finished 5 in the SWC .  After 11 years as an assistant track coach under Coach Littlefield and two years as head coach, Coach Lovvorn finished his coaching career at Texas. Rex Wilson had an outstanding career finishing first or second in 9 of 11 events. 

Coach Jack Patterson 1964-1970

Coach Jack Patterson 1964-1970

1964-1 SCORE AT NATIONALS Coach Patterson

 

Longhorn Logo 1964

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Captains Loy Gunter and James Cooper are between Price and Patterson. 

 

Jim Hudson and Ernie Koy join the track team after spring football training. Jim finish's as high as 4th in the Javelin at the track meets and Ernie Koy has one 2nd place finish in the shot put.  

Richard Romo recovers from injuries and sets SWC meet records in the mile and three mile runs.  

Texas becomes the first SWC team to integrate by offering two black track stars scholarships.

 

1965 Coach Patterson

1966-2 SCORES AT NATIONALS-Coach Patterson

 

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Preston Davis is 8th in the 800 meters

 

1968-2 SCORES AT NATIONALS- Coach Patterson

Left to Right: Rudy Alaniz, David Matin, L.J. Cohen. All are from Corpus Christi.

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McDaniel, Matina, Canada, and Morton finish 4th in the mile relay

This was the first time in the history of Texas Track that a relay team scored points at the Nationals.

The Longhorns were voted the most outstanding team of the Texas Relays and Dave Morton was the outstanding athlete.

 Dave Morton did not win any National Championships, but he is one of the most talented Longhorns ever in the 440 and 880. A team player he is a major reason for many relay records at UT during his 4 years. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1969-3 SCORES AT NATIONALS Coach Patterson SWC Champs

 

Texas Relays were a bust for the Longhorns!!

Three half-milers - Mike Mosley, David Matina, and John Robertson owned  the 880 in the conference with Matina setting the SWC mark in this event. 

Horn mile relay team was invited to New York  and Cleveland for national exposure.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Co-Captain Bill Elliott sets finishes second in the high jump at the SWC meet. The Longhorn shot putters finished 1-2-3-5 at the SWC meet.  Randy Nichols sets a Longhorn record in the shot put. 

 

 

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Fred Cooper is a Tri-Captain (need picture)

This was one of the best Texas Relays ever.   100 teams including 11 women and 1300 athletes set many Relay records . The Aggies dominated the University division.