After day one at the NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships, the Big 12 tallied three medalist honors, while nine have placed in the top eight of their respective events.
The Kansas women pace the field in the team standings, finishing the day with 17 points. Iowa State comes in right behind the Jayhawks, tied for second with 10 points. On the men’s side, Texas is tied for the lead with Mississippi with 10 points.
TCU’s Lorraine Ugen was crowned NCAA champion in the women’s long jump with her leap of 22-2.5 on her third jump of the event. The win marks the Frogs’ second-straight outdoor long jump title after Whitney Gipson took home the honor in 2012. Kansas’ Andrea Geubelle finished second to give the league a one-two finish in the event.
Iowa State’s Betsy Saina won the women’s 10,000 meters with a time of 33:08.85, marking the third NCAA Championship victory in her career.
In the men’s shot put, Texas’ Ryan Crouser took home medalist honors with a throw of 66-7.75. Crouser bested Arizona State’s Jordan Clarke, who had won the event the last two years. Texas Tech’s Kole Weldon finished third to give the Red Raiders their first top-eight finish of the Championships.
In the women’s javelin throw, Kansas’ Heather Bergmann and Oklahoma’s Avione Allgood both scored in the event, finishing sixth and seventh, respectively. KU’s Alena Krechyk took third place in the women’s hammer throw to add six more points to the Jayhawks’ team score.
Kansas State’s Kyle Wait tied for seventh place in the men’s pole vault, becoming the first Wildcat to score in the event since 1982.
The Championships Thursday events will be aired on ESPN3.com beginning at 5:50 p.m. CT.