After the first day of competition at the 2013 Big 12 Outdoor Track & Field Championships at the Hart-Patterson Track & Field Complex, Oklahoma leads on the men’s side, while Iowa State controls the lead for the women.
The Sooner men have a team total of 31 points after picking up a win in the 10,000 meters, putting them 17 points in front of second-place Texas. Oklahoma State sits in third with 13 points. The Cowboys tallied the only other win on Friday, earning a victory in the hammer throw.
On the women’s side, Iowa State has a total of 35 points, sitting 14 ahead of Texas who finished the day with 21. Big 12 indoor champion Kansas is just one point out of second with 20 points. Kansas State posted a team score of 10 on the day, placing in fourth.
In the women’s field events, Kansas State freshman Sara Savatovic started things off with a victory in the hammer throw, setting a new Hart-Patterson Track and Field Complex record with an effort of 64.11 meters (210-04).
Texas’ Kaitlin Petrillose cleared a height of 14-3.50 (4.36m) in the pole vault to claim victory. The win gives Petrillose a clean sweep in the event this year as she also won the Big 12 indoor title in February.
In the 10,000-meters race, Meaghan Nelson (Iowa State) earned her first Big 12 outdoor title, winning the race in a time of 35:05.38. ISU took three of the top five spots in the race to earn a total of 28 points in the event.
Through five events in the decathlon, Texas’ Johannes Hock leads the field with 4,222 points. He racked up four victories including the 100- and 400-meter dashes, as well as the long jump and shot put. K-State’s Reinis Kregers sits in second, 384 points behind Hock (3,838). Iowa State senior Ethan Wilkins rounds out the top three with 3,793 points.
Kansas’ Lindsay Vollmer is at the top of the heptathlon standings after four events on Friday. Vollmer has a combined 3,490 points after tabbing two victories out of the four events. She is followed by Oklahoma’s Claire McConnell who trails by 164 points. Richelle Farley (K-State) is in third with 3,158 points.
On the men’s side, Oklahoma State’s Nick Miller won his second-straight outdoor hammer throw crown, setting a Hart-Patterson Track and Field Complex record with his throw of 227-01 (69.22m).
Oklahoma took the top two spots in the 10,000-meters as senior Kevin Schwab took first with a time of 29:12.84, followed by Kevin Williams, who finished in 29:16.62. Rounding out the top three was Texas’ Ryan Dohner, clocking a time of 29:20.19.
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 and shot put. The preliminaries for the running events will also start at 3 p.m. with the women’s 1,500 meters.
DAY ONE TEAM LEADERS
1. Oklahoma, 31 points
2. Texas, 14 points
3. Oklahoma State, 13 points
1. Iowa State, 35 points
2. Texas, 21 points
3. Kansas, 20 points