Big 12 competitors secured seven additional medals on day three of the 2013 NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships in Eugene, Ore. The league recorded two NCAA individual crowns and five second-place finishes on the day.
In team rankings, the Kansas women extended their lead with 48 points, sitting 15 points ahead of second-place Oregon. Iowa State is in a tie for ninth with 18 points, with TCU trailing in a tie for 19th.
On the men’s side, Texas is tied for the lead with Southern California with 32 points. Kansas State is 15th with 10.75 points and TCU and Texas Tech are tied for 17th with 10 points.
Earning the first gold medal of the day was Kansas’ Lindsay Vollmer, who captured the heptathlon with a total of 6,086 points. She becomes the first female Jayhawk to win a NCAA outdoor title. Vollmer recorded lifetime-best performances in six of the seven events and bettered her previous heptathlon personal record by 442 points.
TCU’s Charles Silmon won the men’s 100-meter dash with a wind-aided time of 9.89 seconds, becoming the second man to win the event in Horned Frog history. It was the first time in NCAA Championships finals history that three runners had been under 10 seconds at 100-meters and the first time it took 10.01 to get into the top-five.
The Kansas duo of Andrea Geubelle and Natalia Bartnovskaya notched a pair of second-place finishes in the women’s triple jump and pole vault, respectively, to earn 16 points for the Jayhawks.
KU’s Michael Stigler tabbed a second-place showing the men’s 400-meter hurdles, while Erik Kynard (Kansas State) ended his illustrious career with a runner-up finish in the men’s high jump.
Iowa State’s Betsy Saina took second in the women’s 5,000 meters to pick up eight points for the Cyclones. Courtney Okolo (Texas) finished fourth in the women’s 400-meter dash, while Cierra White (Texas Tech) recorded a sixth-place showing in the women’s 100-meter dash.
The Texas Tech men talled two top-eight finishes as Isaiah Gill and Jacorian Duffield each finished seventh in the 400-meter hurdles and high jump, respectively.
The Championship culminates on Saturday. ESPNU and ESPN3 will provide live coverage beginning at 4:00 p.m. CT.