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.
Courtney Okolo (Texas) and Bryce Grace (Baylor) are the Big 12 Track & Field Athletes of the Week, the league office announced Wednesday. It is the third Big 12 weekly award of Okolo's career, while Grace earned the honors for the first time.
Morolake Akinosun (Texas) and Joseph Richards III (Texas Tech) are the Big 12 Track & Field Athletes of the Week, the league office announced Wednesday. It is the first-career Big 12 weekly award for both student-athletes.
Hannah Carson (Texas Tech) and Chase Sammons are the Big 12 Track & Field Athletes of the Week, the league office announced Wednesday. It is the first-career Big 12 weekly award for both student-athletes.
For Le'Tristan Pledger, track is something that runs in the family.
Morolake Akinosun (Texas) was named the Big 12 Track & Field Female Athlete of the Week, while Trayvon Bromell (Baylor), Michael Stigler (Kansas) and JaCorian Duffield (Texas Tech) shared honors on the men's side.
Ronnie Baker's first love was basketball, but choosing to run track in college changed not only his life but also NCAA history.
Tiffani McReynolds (Baylor) and Chris Caldwell (Texas Tech) earned the first Big 12 Track & Field Athlete of the Week honors for the 2015 outdoor season. It is the second weekly honor of McReynolds' career, while Caldwell earned the honors for the first time.
During her freshman year of high school, Big 12 champion Kaela Edwards, quit the track team after one practice. Nearly eight years later, the junior middle distance specialist has become one of the top women's 800- and 1,000-meter runners in the country, has two Big 12 titles and even has an Oklahoma State University school record under her belt.
The Big 12 had six teams finish in the top 10 at the 2015 NCAA Indoor Track & Field Championship at the Randal Tyson Track Center in Fayetteville, Ark. The Texas Tech men were the Conference's top finishers, taking fifth, while the Texas women, fresh off a Big 12 Championship, came in sixth. The fifth-place finish for Texas Tech ties for the best indoor finish in school history.