Lubbock, Texas – The Nebraska men and women lead the team standings after two days of competition at the 2009 Big 12 Outdoor Track & Field Championships at Texas Tech’s Terry & Linda Fuller Track. The Husker men have totaled 69 points, while the women own 35, after combining for four individual conference titles.
Six field event championships were awarded on Saturday, beginning with TTU’s D’Andra Carter, who won the women’s discus with a toss of 187-1 (57.04m). The title was the second straight for the two-time All-American.
Nebraska took three field wins, first with Paul Hamilton in the men’s high jump (7-2 1/2, 2.20m). Seth Burney added a top finish in the men’s pole vault, tallying a result of 17-6 1/2 (5.35m), and Nicholas Gordon recorded the top men’s long jump (25-11 1/2, 7.91m). Gordon previously won the NCAA and Big 12 indoor long jump titles this season.
Oklahoma earned valuable team points with two field wins, as Luke Bryant claimed the men’s discus, tossing a 189-2 (57.66m), and Ti’Anca Mock won the women’s long jump (21-2, 6.45m).
The Huskers’ Megan Wheatley captured her second straight women’s heptathlon crown, finishing with 5,800 points. In the men’s decathlon, Moritz Cleve of Kansas State won the title in meet-record fashion, earning 8,004 points.
The final day of championship competition starts with field events at 11 a.m. and running events at 5:30 p.m. Single-session tickets are $7 for adults and $5 for children.