Longhorns garner first Big 12 championship since 2006
AMES, Iowa -- Texas is the 2014 Big 12 Indoor Track & Field Champions. The Longhorns claim their first title since 2006.
Texas finished with a team total of 147 points, besting second-place Baylor by 45 points. The Longhorns came into the meet as the highest-ranked team in the league nationally at No. 5. Oklahoma State posted a team score of 112.5 points, finishing the meet four points ahead of runner-up Texas.
Marielle Hall (Texas) garnered the high point scorer award with a point total of 20. Hall collected a victory in the one mile run (4:41.78) and the 3,000 meter run (9:15.57).
Viktoriia Sadokhina (Oklahoma State) leapt, 41-09.25 (12.73m), to the triple jump title. Savannah Camacho claimed another title for the Cowgirls in the 1,000 with a time of 2:49.97.
Christina Hillman (Iowa State) threw herself to gold in the shot put with a throw of 56-04.50 (17.18m). Shanay Briscoe (Texas) concluded the field events repeating as the gold medalist in the high jump clearing the bar set at 5-10.75 (1.80m).
Texas’ Ashley Spencer set a Big 12 Championship record in the 400 dash crossing the finish line in 51.54. Morolake Akinosun earned a gold medal in the 60 dash (7.29) to give the Longhorn women a total of six individual titles.
Lady Bear, Tiffani McReynolds, continued collecting gold medals in the 60 hurdles with her best career run at the Big 12 Indoor Championships (8.10) to earn four-consecutive titles. Raena Rhone snagged a second gold medal for the Lady Bears in the 600 (1:20.43).
Iowa State’s Ejiroghene Okoro set a Big 12 Championship record in the 800, posting a 2:06.27 run. Fellow Cyclone, Edward Kemboi won the 1,000 with a time of 2:22.50 and quickly followed that performance with another gold medal in the 800 meter run with a 1:50.67 run.
The Jayhawks claimed a gold medal in the 200 with Diamond Dixon clocking a time of 23.43.