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Big 12 Track & Field Squads Head to NCAA Championships
June 05, 2012
A total of 103 Big 12 student-athletes will compete in the NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships in Des Moines, Iowa, June 6-9.

The Conference sends 54 female competitors and 49 male competitors to the Championships, which are hosted by Drake University.

A live webstream of Wednesday's events will be available on beginning at noon CT, while Thursday and Friday's events can be watched on Friday's finals will be broadcast on ESPNU.

The league enters the Championship with five men's and five women's teams ranked in the top 25. TAMU is ranked first on the men's list with Texas trailing in the No. 4 spot. Texas Tech follows in 11th, while Kansas and Oklahoma round out the men's squads coming in 20th and 25th, respectively.

For the women, Kansas leads the nation with Texas A&M sitting in fourth. Texas (No. 6) and Oklahoma (No. 9) complete the league teams in the top 10, while Texas Tech joins the list at No. 22.

A&M looks to record a four-peat on the men's and women's side after securing the crown in 2009, 2010 and 2011. The Aggie men are coming off their second-straight Big 12 Championship outdoor title, while the women are coming off a third-place showing at the league championship.

The Aggies are the only Big 12 men's squad to capture the NCAA Championship, while the Conference has won on the women's side on seven occasions, including five of the past seven years. Along with TAMU's titles in 2009, 2010 and 2011, Texas has earned the crown four times (1998, ‘99, 2005, ‘06).

In individual events, the league has secured a total of 46 men's titles, along with 58 for the women.

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