The Red Raider men racked up a two-day total of 48 points to take over the top spot at the 2014 Big 12 Outdoor Track & Field Championships, while the Kansas women moved to first with 48 total points heading into the final day of competition.
After the first day of competition at the 2014 Big 12 Outdoor Track & Field Championships at the Terry & Linda Fuller Track & Field Complex, Oklahoma State has a slight lead on the men's side, while Iowa State holds a small edge for the women.
A collection of some of the nation's best student-athletes will compete at Texas Tech University this weekend in the 2014 Big 12 Outdoor Track and Field Championships. TTU is hosting the event, which starts Friday and ends Sunday, for the first time since 2009.
Right before the gun, Iowa State miler Maggie Gannon toes the starting line and moves her hands from her legs, to her lungs and to her head, repeating "composure". The Cyclone junior keeps that in mind throughout the race, reminding herself to stay present, mentally.
Oklahoma State's Nick Miller and Kansas State's Erica Twiss were named the Big 12 Track & Field Athletes of the Week. Miller set a national mark in the hammer throw, while Twiss broke a personal record in the long jump.
A total of 190 student-athletes have been named to the 2014 Academic All-Big 12 Track & Field Team. The team consists of 77 honorees on the men's side and 113 female selections.
Texas Tech's JaCorian Duffield and Texas' Ashley Spencer were named the Big 12 Track & Field Athletes of the Week. Duffield broke his own school record in the high jump while Spencer set national marks in the 400-meter and 200-meter.
Balancing school, impending graduation and a sport can be overwhelming for most college students, throw in an internship and it is a recipe for disaster.
For the first time since March 25, 2008, a relay team has been selected as the Big 12 Female Athlete of the Week. The Texas 4x400-meter relay team (Briana Nelson, Courtney Okolo, Kendall Baisden, Ashley Spencer)
In the spring of 2011, Stormy Nesbit was an injury-riddled track athlete at Minnesota searching for a new university to call home.
Big 12 student-athletes continue to excel this track & field season leading to an unprecedented naming of tri-athletes of the week for the second time this year. Michael Stigler (Kansas), Ryan Crouser (Texas)
There's no place like home. That is what the Texas Tech Red Raider track team will be thinking in just under four weeks, when they host the Big 12 Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Lubbock, Texas.