Texas Sweeps Big 12 Outdoor Titles

May 16, 2021
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Texas collected the men’s and women’s titles at the 2021 Big 12 Outdoor Track & Field Championship at Kansas State’s R.V. Christian Track & Field Complex. It marked the fourth year that the Longhorns have swept the men’s and women’s indoor and outdoor championships while it occurred for the […]

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Texas collected the men’s and women’s titles at the 2021 Big 12 Outdoor Track & Field Championship at Kansas State’s R.V. Christian Track & Field Complex. It marked the fourth year that the Longhorns have swept the men’s and women’s indoor and outdoor championships while it occurred for the fifth time in Conference history.

The Longhorn women produced a Championship record 207 points for their 12th title and second-consecutive. K-State followed in second at 114 points, Texas Tech third with 106.5, Oklahoma State fourth with 87.5 and Kansas completed the top five with 77 points.

The Texas men finished with 173 points – the second-most in Championship history. This was the Longhorns’ ninth men’s title and first since 2017. Iowa State placed second with 144 points, followed by Oklahoma in third with 105, K-State in fourth with 88 and Texas Tech rounded out the top five with 85.

Iowa State sophomore Wesley Kiptoo was tabbed the men’s High-Point Scorer, as he collected 30 points on the weekend. Texas sophomore Kynnedy Flannel earned the women’s High-Point Scorer with 22.5 points.

Twenty six medals were awarded on the third and final day of the Championship. Kiptoo won his third title of the weekend and set a third Big 12 Championship record with his run of 13:29.92 in the men’s 5,000-meters. Cyclone Cailie Logue captured her second 5,000-meter victory with a pace of 15:56.20.

In the triple jump, Ruth Usoro leapt 14.06 meters (46’ 1.50”) to establish a Big 12 record and collect a league title. TCU’s Chengetayi Mapaya established a facility record, season-best mark and Championship record with his distance of 17.01 meters (55’ 9.75”) en route to the Big 12 title.

The men’s pole vault and women’s high jump were moved indoors due to inclement weather. Despite the change, Kansas’ Zach Bradford set a Championship record in the pole vault by clearing 5.73 meters (18’ 9.50”). KU’s Rylee Anderson captured the high jump crown with her clearance of 1.82 meters (5’ 11.50”).

The Longhorn women swept the relay events as Texas captured the 4x100 in 44.36 seconds and the 4x400 in 3:29.82.

TCU captured the men’s 4x100-meter relay with a time of 39.75, while Texas picked up the 4x400-meter relay title in 3:03.35.

Texas Tech’s Gabriel Oladipo collected the men’s discus crown with his throw of 57 meters (187’), while Texas’ Elena Bruckner won the women’s event with a toss of 55.61 (182’ 5.00”).

Texas took three of the four mid-distance races on Sunday. Freshman Yusuf Bizimana captured the 800 meters with a collegiate-best run of 1:46.84 and picked up the win in the 1,500 meters with his pace of 3:44.87. Kathryn Gillespie gave the Longhorns another 10 points with her run of 4:22.21 in the 1,500. Baylor junior Aaliyah Miller collected the 800 meter women’s title with her time of 2:04.42.

In the 100 meters, Texas Tech’s Courtney Lindsey won the men’s event with a time of 10.26 while Texas’ Flannel sprinted to a first-place finish at 11.19. Flannel went on to capture the 200 meters with her time of 22.66. Longhorn Micaiah Harris captured the men’s event in 20.56 seconds.

UT’s Brooke Jaworski earned the victory in the women’s 400-meter hurdles in 58.25 seconds. Oklahoma’s Isaiah Levingston tied the nation-leading time in the men’s 400-meter hurdles and set a facility record and collegiate-best run with his time of 49.12. In the men’s 110-meter hurdles, Deshaun Jones of Baylor captured the event in 13.70 seconds. Tara Davis of Texas picked up the 100-meter hurdles title in 13.02 seconds.

Baylor’s Howard Fields III captured the 400 meters title in 45.72 seconds, as Texas’ Stacey Ann Williams collected another title for the Longhorns with her sprint of 51.30.

Selections to the NCAA Championship will be announced on Thursday, May 20. The preliminary rounds are scheduled for May 26-30 in Jacksonville, Florida and College Station, Texas. This year’s Championship is slated for June 9-12 at Oregon’s Haywood Field in Eugene.

2021 Big 12 Outdoor Track & Field Champions – Day Three
Men’s High-Point Scorer Award: Wesley Kiptoo, Iowa State – 30 points
Women’s High-Point Scorer Award: Kynnedy Flannel, Texas – 22.5 points
4x100-meter Relay: TCU (TJ Brock Jr. Tinotenda Matiyenga, Kundai Maguranyanga, Robert Gregory) – 39.75 seconds
4x400-meter Relay: Texas (Matthys Nortje, Willington Wright, Jon Maas, Jonathan Jones) – 3:03.35
100 meters: Courtney Lindsey, Texas Tech – 10.26 seconds
110-meter Hurdles: Deshaun Jones, Baylor – 13.70 seconds
200 meters: Micaiah Harris, Texas – 20.56 seconds
400-meter Hurdles: Isaiah Levingston, Oklahoma – 49.12 seconds
400 meters: Howard Fields III, Baylor – 45.72 seconds
800 meters: Yusuf Bizimana, Texas – 1:46.84
1,500 meters: Yusuf Bizimana, Texas – 3:44.87
5,000 meters*: Wesley Kiptoo, Iowa State – 13:29.92
Discus Throw: Gabriel Oladipo, Texas Tech – 57.00 meters (187’ 0”)
Pole Vault*^: Zach Bradford, Kansas – 5.73m (18’ 9.50”)
Triple Jump*: Chengetayi Mapaya, TCU – 17.01m (55’ 9.75”)

4x100-meter Relay: Texas (Chanel Brissett, Kevona Davis, Rhasidat Adeleke, Kynnedy Flanel) – 44.36 seconds
4x400-meter Relay: Texas (Serenity Douglas, Kennedy Simon, Davicia Patterson, Stacey Ann Williams) – 3:29.82
100 meters: Kynnedy Flannel, Texas – 11.19 seconds
100-meter Hurdles: Tara Davis, Texas – 13.02 seconds
200 meters: Kynnedy Flannel, Texas – 22.66 seconds
400-meter Hurdles: Brooke Jaworski, Texas – 58.25 seconds
400 meters: Stacey Ann Williams, Texas – 51.30 seconds
800 meters: Aaliyah Miller, Baylor – 2:04.42
1,500 meters: Kathryn Gillespie, Texas – 4:22.21
5,000 meters: Cailie Logue, Iowa State – 15:56.20
Discus Throw: Elena Bruckner, Texas – 55.61m (182’ 5.00”)
High Jump: Rylee Anderson, Kansas – 1.82m (5’ 11.50”)
Triple Jump*: Ruth Usoro, Texas Tech – 14.06m (46’ 1.50”)

* Big 12 Outdoor Championship Record
^ - Event conducted indoors due to inclement record, counts as Outdoor Championship record per USTFCCCA guidelines

2021 Big 12 Outdoor Track & Field Team – Final Standings

1. Texas – 173 points
2. Iowa State -144 points
3. Oklahoma – 105 points
4. Kansas State – 88 points
5. Texas Tech – 85 points
6. TCU – 65 points
7. Kansas – 63 points
8. Oklahoma State – 53 points
9. Baylor – 41 points

1. Texas – 207 points
2. Kansas State – 114 points
3. Texas Tech – 106.5 points
4. Oklahoma State – 87.5 points
5. Kansas – 77 points
6. Oklahoma – 76 points
7. Baylor – 64 points
8. Iowa State – 57 points
9. West Virginia – 18 points
10. TCU – 10 points

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