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Texas Wins 6th Indoor T&F Title
February 25, 2013
Wendell Barnhouse is a nationally-known and respected columnist who has spent over 20 years covering collegiate athletics. He has reported from 25 Final Fours and more than three dozen bowl games and has written about the Big 12 and its schools since the conference's beginning. Barnhouse will be updating the Big 12 Insider on happenings and behind-the-scenes information about the conference.

Texas, ranked No. 8 nationally, led from start to finish on the way to the team title in the Big 12 Indoor Track and Field Championships. The Longhorns rolled up 135 points in winning its sixth Big 12 Indoor title. Oklahoma was second with 108.50 points and Kansas State third (96). 

"I'm really proud of the guys," UT coach Bubba Thornton said. "What a great team effort. We scored in every event but three and every guy on the team scored a point. 

"For me, this win is just a great example of the college experience. We have just 12.6 scholarships and 26 guys on the travel squad and every one of them came through. This is something that will change their lives and they will be Longhorns forever." 

A six time All-American, senior Hayden Baillio claimed his first Big 12 title, winning the shot put by posting the second-best toss of his career - 64 feet, 5 inches (19.63m). Will Spence finished third with a personal-best mark of 61-5 (18.72m). 

Senior Keiron Stewart cruised to his second Big 12 crown in the 60-meter hurdles. The five-time All-American, who won in 2011, clocked a time of 7.72.

Freshman Johannes Hock dominated the heptathlon, leading from start to finish and posting the top mark in four of the seven events over the last two days while collecting 5,858 points. 

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