After three days of competition, the Texas A&M men and Texas women claimed crowns at the 2012 Big 12 Outdoor Track & Field crowns. It is the Aggies second-straight outdoor title as the team completed an indoor and outdoor sweep for the second year in a row. The Longhorn women break a five-year streak of TAMU team titles as they garner their first team crown since 2006. It is Texas' seventh overall outdoor title.
With seven individual titles on the day, TAMU's win on the men's side was secured by a 19-point lead over Texas. Oklahoma came in third with 91 points. The top three team finishes were parallel to a year ago at the meet. Kansas State garnered fourth place after recording 75 points, while Texas Tech ended the championship in fifth (72 points). Baylor and Oklahoma State shared sixth place with 65 points apiece and Kansas (64), Iowa State (54) and Missouri (52) rounded out the men's standings, respectively.
For the women, placing second with nine and a half points behind Texas was Kansas. The runner-up finish was the highest in program history at the Big 12 meet. The Jayhawks previous best was a fourth-place showing in 2008. Texas A&M trailed in third, one point behind KU while Baylor finished with 72 total points to place fourth. Texas Tech rounded out the top five with 71 points. Oklahoma (63), Missouri (60), Iowa State (58), Kansas State (58) and Oklahoma State (38) completed the women's final team standings.
A total of 14 R.V. Christian Track records were broken over the course of the event, while five Big 12 meet records fell.
Prezel Hardy, Jr., led the TAMU effort as the men's high point scorer. He swept the sprint titles with a windy 10.03 in the 100-meter and career-best 20.33 in the 200-meter, while also anchoring the Aggies winning 4x100-relay squad.
The Aggie men broke two facility records, earning titles in the 4x100 and 4x400-meter relays. The quartet of Ricky Babineaux, Joey Roberts, Michael Preble and Deon Lendore set a new stadium mark in the 4x400 race with a time of 3:03.04 as TAMU claimed its third-straight sweep of the indoor and outdoor 4x400. Carlyle Roudette, Ameer Webb, Michael Bryan and Prezel Hardy, Jr., broke the 4x100-meter facility record in a time of 39.00.
Texas' Mark Jackson is the first Longhorn since 2001 to win an outdoor triple jump title as he recorded a leap of 52-03.25 (15.93m).
On the women's side, Texas A&M sprinter Ashley Collier came away with high point honors by winning the 100-meter in a career-best 11.01, setting a facility record. The sophomore also finished second in the 200-meter race and anchored the A&M 4x100 relay to a sixth-consecutive victory in a collegiate leading 42.99.
KU sophomore Diamond Dixon garnered her first 400-meter sweep as she finished first in a time of 51.09, tying the Big 12 meet record and setting a facility record. The Jayhawk becomes just the second KU athlete to win an event in back-to-back years.
Shanae Briscoe (Texas) won the high jump for the second-straight season, reaching a season-best height of 6-01.25 (1.86m). UT has won the event four straight years and six of the last seven. Teammate Danielle Dowie became the first Longhorn to win the 400-meter hurdles since 2006 when UT had claimed eight straight. She ran a personal best 56.10 to take her first career Big 12 crown.
Natosha Rogers ran a facility-best 5,000-meter time with a mark of 15:57.17. She is the second Aggie to be named the outdoor 5K winner in league history.
Oklahoma State's Natalja Piliusina captured her second-straight outdoor 800-meter crown as she ran the event in a time of 2:05.23. She is the only OSU female to have won back-to-back outdoor titles in an event. The sophomore also won top honors in the indoor 800 meters for the past two seasons.
The next step for the Big 12 teams will be the NCAA East and West Preliminary Rounds held May 24-26.
FINAL TEAM STANDINGS
1. Texas A&M, 150 points
2. Texas, 131 points
3. Oklahoma, 91 points
4. Kansas State, 75 points
5. Texas Tech, 72 points
6. Baylor, 65 points
T7. Kansas, 64 points
T7. Oklahoma State, 64 points
9. Iowa State, 54 points
10. Missouri, 52 points
1. Texas, 139 points
2. Kansas, 129.50 points
3. Texas A&M, 128.50 points
4. Baylor, 72 points
5. Texas Tech, 71 points
6. Oklahoma, 63 points
7. Missouri, 60 points
8. Iowa State, 58 points
9. Kansas State, 58 points
10. Oklahoma State, 38 points
DAY THREE EVENT WINNERS
Triple Jump: Mark Jackson, Texas, 52-03.25 (15.93m)
High Jump: Erik Kynard, Kansas State, 7-03.00 (2.21m)
Discus Throw: Luke Bryant, Oklahoma, 202-01.00 (61.61m)
Pole Vault: Kyle Wait, Kansas State, 17-05.00 (5.31m)
3,000-meter Steeplechase: Henry Lelei, Texas A&M, 8:38.90
1,500 meters: Riley Masters, Oklahoma, 3:43.48
110-meter Hurdles: Wayne Davis, II, Texas A&M, 13.37
400-meter Hurdles: Michael Stigler, Kansas, 49.45
100 meters: Prezel Hardy, Jr., Texas A&M, 10.03
200 meters: Prezel Hardy, Jr., Texas A&M, 20.33
400 meters: Deon Lendore, Texas A&M, 45.13
800 meters: Edward Kemboi, Iowa State, 1:46.65
5,000 meters: George Alex, Oklahoma, 4:01.17
4x100-meter relay: Texas A&M, 39.00
4x400-meter relay: Texas A&M, 3:03.04
Triple Jump: Andrea Geubelle, Kansas, 44-02.75 (13.48m)
High Jump: Shanay Briscoe, Texas, 6-01.25 (1.86m)
Discus Throw: Kearsten Peoples, Missouri, 178-05.00 (54.38m)
3,000-meter Steeplechase: Rebeka Stowe, Kansas, 10:18.11
1,500 meters: Laura Roxberg, Missouri, 4:16.71
100-meter Hurdles: Donique' Flemings, Texas A&M, 12.87
400-meter Hurdles: Danielle Dowie, Texas, 56.10
100 meters: Ashley Collier, Texas A&M, 11.01
200 meters: Paris Daniels, Kansas, 22.89
400 meters: Diamond Dixon, Kansas, 51.09
800 meters: Natalja Piliusina, Oklahoma State, 2:05.23
5,000 meters: Natosha Rogers, Texas A&M
4x100-meter relay: Texas A&M, 42.99
4x400-meter relay: Kansas, 3:28.10