The Kansas women and Texas men are on top of the team standings after two days of competition at the NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships in Eugene, Ore.
The Jayhawks’ two-day total of 22 points puts them two points clear of second-place Arizona State. TCU and Iowa State sit in a tie for fourth in the women’s standings.
On the men’s side, Texas has a commanding lead with 31 points, 17 ahead of the nearest competitor.
The Big 12 notched another individual national champion as Texas’ Johannes Hock was victorious in the decathlon. The freshman totaled 8,267 points in the 10 events, which took place over two days. UT’s Isaac Murphy claimed fourth with 8,086 points to give the Longhorns 15 points in the event.
In the men’s 10,000 meters, UT’s Craig Lutz finished third with a time of 29:41.97, while Oklahoma State’s Girma Mecheso took seventh, clocking a time of 29:47.87.
Kansas’ Jessica Maroszek placed fourth in the women’s discus throw to give the Jayhawks five points towards their team score. In the men’s long jump, Kansas State’s Jharyl Bowry took seventh to earn two points for the Wildcats. The top-eight finish marks the first time in K-State history the men’s team has scored in the event in two consecutive years.
Tomorrow’s action will feature finals in the men’s and women’s 400 meter hurdles, 800 meters, 100 meters, 400 meters and the women’s 5,000 meter run.
Friday’s events will be aired live on ESPNU and ESPN3 beginning at 6:30 p.m. CT.