For Texas junior Shanay Briscoe, the distance between Austin and Rio de Janeiro might be roughly an inch.
She can close her eyes and picture the Cristo Redentor statue that rises above the Brazilian city of approximately 6.3 million people. The 2016 Summer Olympics there are 1,226 days away, but Briscoe, the Longhorns high jumper, approaches every practice leap focused on improving her technique and results every day.
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Wednesday-Saturday, Myers Stadium
Admission: Free on Wednesday, Thursday. Reserved seats cost $15 on Friday, Saturday; general admission is $10 both days.
Texas Relays daily schedule
10:30 a.m. — Heptathlon (100-meter hurdles, high jump, shot put, 200 meters
11 — Decathlon (100 meters, long jump, shot put, high jump, 400 meters)