Texas sports notebook: Teammates Uhr, Moore finally set for Big 12 …
October 28, 2016 - bbq set
A few years ago, Robert Uhr lined adult for a 400-meter foe opposite a associate fourth-grader in Lockhart.
A fifth-grade tyro named Nate Moore stepped brazen to place a play on Uhr — “It was substantially his lunch or something,” Uhr removed — and Uhr paid that play off with a win. Flash forward, and Moore and Uhr are dual seniors attempting to lead Texas to a first-ever win during a Big 12 cranky nation meet.
The Big 12’s best will run in Lubbock on Saturday. Oklahoma State’s group have won a final 8 discussion titles.
“It would be good to take down that streak,” Uhr said. “We’re a underdogs, we guess, and they’re them, Oklahoma State.”
Uhr and Moore were teammates on Lockhart High’s cross-country and lane teams. But given of injuries and a redshirt deteriorate for Uhr, this is a initial year that a dual former Lions have customarily run together as Longhorns.
Uhr was Texas’ tip finisher during a Penn State National Open on Oct. 14, and he had Texas’ second-best finish during a Notre Dame Invitational in September. Moore had UT’s fourth best time during a same meet.
“Ever given a initial year of using together, we’ve only been pulling any other,” Moore said. “I give a lot of credit to him for being means to make it to this high of a level, and he gives a lot of credit to me. There’s a small bit of smack-talking here and there, though it’s really kind of like a brotherly-type of competition.”
As for a most-important doubt for dual boys from Lockhart: Which place in their hometown serves a best BBQ?
Moore and Uhr both staid on Smitty’s Market. Moore pronounced a half-dozen of his Texas teammates recently done a event to Smitty’s to see what a bitch was all about.
Searching for gold: The Texas women also are using for their initial Big 12 pretension this weekend.
Texas manager Brad Herbster expects comparison Sandie Raines to contend for an particular pretension in her 6,000-kilometer foe on Saturday. Raines won bullion during a Texas Invitational on Sept. 16, and bounced behind from a hitch with pneumonia with a sixth-place finish during a Penn State Open.
It comes down to this: Senior goalkeeper Paige Brown was named a Big 12’s defensive actor of a week on Monday. Brown close out Texas Tech final week and afterwards singular West Virginia — a nation’s top-ranked group — to a singular goal.
Texas closes out a unchanging deteriorate with a highway compare during TCU on Friday. Texas and TCU are tied for seventh place in a Big 12 standings with 1-5-1 annals in discussion play. Only 8 teams are invited to a Big 12 tournament, so a Longhorns and Horned Frogs are attempting to reason off ninth-place Texas Tech (1-6).
Texas Tech, that mislaid to TCU and Texas, plays fourth-place Oklahoma on Friday.