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.
The Cowboys have a team total of 27 points to hold a one point lead over Oklahoma. Texas Tech sits at third with 18 team points.
On the women’s side, Iowa State has a total of 25 points barely edging out the Sooners who sit in second with 24 points. Kansas State holds a four point lead (18) over Oklahoma State (14) for third place.
Oklahoma State’s Nick Miller took the first men’s crown of the event after a monstrous 74.38m (244-00) toss in the hammer throw. Miller’s throw broke the Big 12 Outdoor Championships record of 71.30m set by Missouri’s Chris Rohr in 2009. The junior also broke his own nation-leading toss of 74.37m set at last week’s KSU Wildcat Open. This is Miller’s third-straight hammer throw title.
In the women’s field events, Kansas State sophomore Sara Savatovic started the day off by claiming the hammer throw title for the second-straight year. Savatonic earned first with a 60.80m (199-06) throw.
The Sooner women created a thrilling javelin competition. Avione Allgood and Elizabeth Herrs waited for their final attempt to truly launch the javelins. Allgood broke the Big 12 record by nearly two meters with a 57.63m throw and to sit in first. However, Herrs edged her teammate on her last attempt to set the Big 12 record at 57.73m and take the javelin title.
In the 10,000-meters race, Iowa State’s Katy Moen earned the Big 12 title. The Cyclones took third (Samantha Bluske) and seventh (Bethanie Brown) to earn 18 team points.
The Longhorns sealed a victory in the men’s javelin throw with freshman Fabian Dohmann recording a 74.25m (243-07) toss. Oklahoma’s Garret Snow (70.92m) and Tyler Renton (65.13) took second and third, respectively.
Kansas’ Lindsay Vollmer is at the top of the heptathlon standings after four events on Friday. Vollmer has a combined 3,597 points after tabbing two victories out of the four events. She is followed by Texas Tech’s Shanice Stewart who trails by 75 points. Shanay Briscoe (Texas) is in third with 3,428 points.
Through five events in the decathlon, K-State’s Devin Dick leads the field with 4,122 points. He racked up three victories including the high jump, long jump and the shot put. Texas’ Wolf Mahler sits in second, 222 points behind Dick (3,900). K-State sophomore Reinis Kregers rounds out the top three with 3,883 points.
Texas Tech’s Kennedy Kithuka took the top in the men’s 10,000m run with a championship record time of 28:48.04. Oklahoma State took placed runners in second (Shadrack Kipchirchir), fourth (Shane Moskowitz), sixth (David Osborn) and eighth (Noah Gade) to leap into first place in the team standings.
The second day of competition begins at 10 a.m. Saturday with the 110-meter hurdles for the decathlon. Field events begin at 3 p.m. with the women’s long jump. The preliminaries for the running events will begin at 6 p.m. with the women’s 1,500 meters.
DAY ONE TEAM LEADERS
1. Iowa State, 25 points
2. Oklahoma, 24 points
3. Kansas State, 18points
1. Oklahoma State, 27 points
2. Oklahoma, 26 points
3. Texas Tech, 18 points