AMES, Iowa – The Oklahoma State men and Texas women are the 2014 Big 12 Indoor Track & Field Champions. It is the first indoor title in school history for the Cowboys, while the Longhorn women 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 women’s 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.
Kirubel Erassa (Oklahoma State) won the men’s high point scorer award with 30 points at the Championship. The senior claimed his second and third titles of the weekend on Saturday, first winning the one mile run with a time of 4:15.94. Erassa then returned to the track to win the 3,000-meter run, with a championship record-breaking time of 7:53.53. He also claimed the 5,000 meter title on Friday.
Marielle Hall (Texas) garnered the women’s 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).
Cameron Ostrowski (Iowa State) won the day’s first event in the men’s high jump after clearing the bar set at 7-03.75 (2.23m).
Viktoriia Sadokhina (Oklahoma State) leapt, 41-09.25 (12.73m), to the women’s triple jump title. Savannah Camacho claimed another title for the Cowgirls in the 1,000 meter run with a time of 2:49.97.
Texas’ Ryan Crouser continued his 2014 shot put dominance with a throw of 67-08.25 (20.63m) to claim the gold.
Felix Obi (Baylor) defended his triple jump crown after a 51-02.25 (15.60m) leap to conclude the men’s field events.
Christina Hillman (Iowa State) threw herself to gold in the women’s shot put with a throw of 56-04.50 (17.18m). Shanay Briscoe (Texas) concluded the women’s 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 women’s 400 meter dash crossing the finish line in 51.54. Morolake Akinosun earned a gold medal in the 60 meter dash (7.29) to give the Longhorn women a total of six individual titles.
Oklahoma State’s Tyreek Hill crossed the 200 meter dash finish line in 20.81 seconds to give the Cowboys a total of five individual titles.
The Texas duo of Senoj-Jay Givans and Zack Bilderback claimed victories in the men’s 60 meter dash and 400 meter dash, respectively. Givans finished in 6.634, edging out Oklahoma State’s Tyreek Hill by the slimmest of margins (6.639). Bilderback clocked a time of 46.03.
The Horned Frogs picked up an individual title in the 60 meter hurdles as Jordan Moore crossed the finish line in 7.86.
Lady Bear, Tiffani McReynolds, continued collecting gold medals in the 60 meter hurdles with her best career run at the Big 12 Indoor Championships (8.10) to earn four-straight titles. Raena Rhone snagged a second gold medal for the Lady Bears in the 600 yard run (1:20.43).
Iowa State’s Ejiroghene Okoro set a Big 12 Championship record in the women’s 800 meter run, posting a 2:06.27 run. Fellow Cyclone, Edward Kemboi won the 1,000 meter run 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 women’s 200 meter dash with Diamond Dixon clocking a time of 23.43 and Michael Stigler gave the Jayhawk men an individual crown in the 600 yard run (1:08.59).
Kansas State’s Devin Dick finished day two of the heptathlon strong earning victories in the 60 meter hurdles (8.26) and the pole vault (15-07.00; 4.75m) to finish with 5,678 points.
The 2014 NCAA Indoor Track & Field Championships are set for March 14-15 at the Albuquerque Convention Center in Albuquerque, N.M.
FINAL TEAM STANDINGSMen
1. Oklahoma State – 112.5 points
2. Texas – 108.5 points
3. Kansas State – 95 points
4. Texas Tech – 92 points
5. Oklahoma – 91 points
6. Iowa State – 71 points
7. Baylor – 67 points
8. Kansas – 52.5
9. TCU – 45.5
1. Texas – 147 points
1. Baylor – 102 points
3. Kansas – 99 points
4. Iowa State – 96 points
5. Kansas State – 77 points
6. Texas Tech – 70.5 points
7. Oklahoma State – 60 points
8. TCU – 38 points
9. Oklahoma – 28.5 points
10. West Virginia – 23 points