Big 12 Conference championships – (Texas Track & Field and Cross Country) as 2014-2015 batches of newcomers reported to campus, the expedition to make it extra has begun. Having high hopes, the head coach Mario Sategna welcomed the 44 newcomers for this academic year.
The athletics department welcomed the new longhorns along with their families after moving into the dorms and getting settled. The orientation was then closed by school spirit song “the eyes of Texas”.
The coach believes that the newcomers has the potential to make the best crack at the program and help scale up Texas to a national contender of both sexes.
There’s no doubt we added strengths and then filled some holes, most importantly, it doesn’t matter what was accomplished in high school or what we did to get to this level, but things will be wiped down and a fresh set of skills will be taught, Sategna added.
The group of freshmen and transfers, with strong group of returners, the women’s team will be made strong in BIG 12. In several categories, the newcomers will add power for the longhorns. Sategna along with his staffs believes to create an immediate impact while keeping them top in the NCAA as well.
With the first competition, to start in a week’s time, it is after this, the cross country season will begin. On 29th of August, the longhorns will open the season at the Baylor Invitational.
The official practices of the track and field team will start on September 2. The process of competing for the NCAA and conference championship will be initiated from then on by Sategna and his staff.