Track and Field student-athletes will once again descend on Iowa State University for the 2017 Big 12 Indoor Track and Field Championship. ISU is hosting the event for the fifth consecutive year at Lied Athletic Recreation Center, beginning Friday, February 24 through Saturday, February 25.
Kansas leads the way for the men with a No. 6 national ranking, followed by Texas at No. 14. They are joined by Texas Tech at No. 16 and defending conference champion Oklahoma State at No. 20.
Checking in on the women’s side with the highest ranking in school history, Baylor sits at No. 7 nationally followed closely by defending champion Texas ranked No. 8 in the country. Kansas State checks in at No. 12.
Kansas’ freshman weight thrower Gleb Dudarv recorded the second-farthest throw in school history and is second on the NCAA lists for 2017 in the event. He currently is the league’s top-ranked weight thrower with the best throw by any Big 12 athlete since 2007.
Highlighting the women’s competition is OSU senior Kaela Edwards who set the collegiate 1,000-meter record of 2:40.79. Edwards was recently added to the Bowerman Awards watch list and is one of only 12 women in the world this year to finish the mile under 4:30. She is ninth in the world in the event.
Single-session general admission tickets for the championships will be available at the door at Lied Recreation Center: $7 for adults and $5 for youth (high school and under).
The Championship begins Friday at 10 a.m. with multi events (women’s pentathlon and men’s heptathlon). A full schedule of events can be found on the Championship Page.