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Saturday, January 23, 2010

Do We Have A Rivalry?

Two years ago I wrote a post about rivalries in college track, and noted Texas versus Texas A&M was a women's rivalry that could take off if a dual-meet series took place.

Today, the two schools met in such a meet. Last year the men's teams met for the first time in a generation, but the Longhorn women passed. They showed up this time. It couldn't have been better: tied going into the 4x400, and anchors Angele Cooper and Jessica Beard were shoulder-to-shoulder with 200m left. Cooper ended up in front by a step. Story here. I hope the Aggies are really, really pissed about this and spend the whole next year thinking about it...because then the series will be extended.

This is what regular-season college track should be. Not crap like the Meyo Invitational, a six-hour snoozefest of time trials with nothing on the line.

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