No. 1/1 Track and Field sweeps Big 12 Outdoor Championships

No. 1/1 Track and Field sweeps Big 12 Outdoor Championships

LUBBOCK, Texas – The No. 1/1 Texas track and field team swept the Big 12 Outdoor Championships for the second-straight season on Sunday night. The women won its third-straight outdoor title with 172.5 points, while the men won its second-straight with 161 points.

Sunday’s sweep is the second straight season the Longhorns swept the outdoor championships. The two titles make it 11 total Big 12 Championships in four seasons with Coach Edrick Floreal years at the helm of the Longhorns.

The Longhorns swept 100m, 200m and 400m on the final day of competition. Micaiah Harris pulled off the sprint double winning the 100m dash with his time of 9.93 seconds (wind-aided), becoming the first Longhorn to win that event since Jamaal Charles won in 2006. He completed the sweep in the 200m with a time of 19.72 (wind -aided), marking the first time a Longhorn has ever won both the 100m-200m sprints at the Big 12 Championships. The last time UT swept those sprint events at a conference championship was 1977, when Longhorn Legend Johnny Lam Jones won the 100-yard and 220-yards in the Southwest Conference Championships.

Harris earned the Big 12 Outdoor High Point Honor after scoring 22 points on the day.

After running the fifth-fastest time in collegiate history and breaking a 31-year old school-record with a 10.81 clocking in the 100m prelims, Julien Alfred returned to the track to win the final at 10.80 (wind-aided). Kevona Daviswhose prelim time of 10.95 is tied for third-fastest in UT history, finished second in the final at 10.83 (wind-aided), while Kynnedy Flannel finished fourth at 11.06 (wind-aided).

Flannel later set a meet record and bested her previous Texas record in the 200m at 22.23 to win that event. Davis posted the second-fastest time in Texas history at 22.26 to finish second, while Alfred added a fourth-place showing at 22.64.

The Longhorns swept the 400m dash after Stacey Ann Williams defended her outdoor title with a time of 50.21. Kynnedy Simon was second with a time of 50.68, while Rhasidat Adeleke Ran her first outdoor 400m open of the season and finished third with a time of 50.70. That was an Irish National Record for Adeleke, who now holds her countries all-time top marks in 60m, 200m, 300m and 400m.

Jonathan Jones added to his legacy winning the 400m dash on the men’s side with his school-record time of 44.43 in becoming the first Longhorn to win the event since 2014. Jones improved on his program record and now owns the six fastest times in the event in Texas history. Willington Wright finished third with a time of 45.34 and brian herron finished seventh at 45.92.

The women’s 4x100m relay of Alfred, Adeleke, Davis and Flannel won that event and bested their own Texas record in 42.35, becoming the fifth-fastest team in collegiate history. That quartet has now run five of the top six times in Longhorn history in that event this spring. The men’s squad of daniel garlandWright, Caleb Hulbin and Harris finished second at 38.73.

Yusuf Bizimana won the men’s 800m with his time of 1:48.55 and defended his 2021 title.

Both Elizabeth Hebner (16:27.99) and Yaseeen Abdalla (14:07.60) were the runners-up in the 5000m.

Sean Stavinoha was also the runner-up in the men’s discussion with a personal best throw of 57.16m, while Leo Neugebauer finished fifth with a personal-best at 53.69.

Texas added 14.5 points in the women’s high jump from tyra gittens, Marleen Guerrero and Trinity Tomlinson. Warren Miller and Connor Boenig finished with personal-bests in the pole vault to give the men seven points.

The Texas sweep is the sixth time in Big 12 history tjat teams swept both men’s and women’s indoor and outdoor titles. Texas has now done it five times (1999, 2006, 2015, 2021, and 2022), while Nebraska also accomplished it in 2000.

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