With the 2015 Outdoor Track & Field Championships coming to a close last Sunday, the Conference's postseason honors have been determined, as selected by the league's head coaches.
The Texas Longhorns swept the 2015 Big 12 Outdoor Track & Field team titles on Sunday at the Cyclone Sports Complex. Texas also won both indoor team crowns this season, becoming the first program to complete a season sweep since 2006.
The Texas men racked up a two-day total of 71 points to take the top spot at the 2015 Big 12 Outdoor Track & Field Championships, while Texas Tech is now alone atop the women's standings with 50 total points heading into the final day of competition.
After the first day of competition at the 2015 Big 12 Outdoor Track & Field Championships at the Cyclone Sports Complex, Kansas and Texas are tied atop the women's standings, while Oklahoma holds a small edge for the men.
Some of the nation's top track and field student-athletes will compete in Ames, Iowa this weekend in the 2015 Big 12 Outdoor Track and Field Championship. Iowa State is a first-time host for the event, which will be held at the Cyclone Sports Complex.
On a sunny day at the Brutus Hamilton Challenge in Berkeley, California the starter raises his arm to ready the runners, K-State sprinter A'Keyla Mitchell is primed to do what no other freshman has done in the history of the school's track and field program. The starting gun is fired and when the race is over, Mitchell has broken another school record.
The 2015 Academic All-Big 12 Track & Field Team features 211 student-athletes with 81 members on the men's team and 130 on the women's team.
Kansas senior Josh Munsch has been competitive his entire life. His passion and drive have led him to be one of the top runners on the University of Kansas track & field squad this season.
Natalja Piliusina (Oklahoma State) is the Big 12 Women's Track & Field Athlete of the Week, while Michael Stigler (Kansas) and Chad Noelle (Oklahoma State) shared the honors on the men's side. It is the first Big 12 weekly award of Piliusina and Noelle's careers, while Stigler earned the honors for the third time.
A pair of Texas Tech throwers earned Big 12 Track & Field Athletes of the Week honors, the league office announced Wednesday. Hannah Carson and Kole Weldon earned weekly honors for competition take place from April 22-29. It is the second Big 12 weekly award of Carson's career, while Weldon earned the honors for the first time.
Iowa State senior middle distance runner Edward Kemboi has taken a different path than most to winning a national champ, but one that is worth it in the end.
A national championship is not something an athlete trains for in just an offseason or throughout a college career. It's a lifetime achievement that encapsulates years of hard work, preparation and mental toughness. Iowa State thrower Christina Hillman holds all good virtues of an accomplished athlete, but she does not simply identify as the 2014 NCAA indoor and outdoor shot put champion.