Texas won its second straight Big 12 men’s Track & Field Championship and fifth outdoor title in Big 12 history while the Kansas women claimed their first Big 12 track title title after three days of competition at the Hart Patterson Track & Field Complex at Baylor University in Waco, Texas.
Texas jumped into the team lead ahead of Oklahoma after Day Two and held off the Sooners on Sunday to complete the track and field sweep for the year, having won the men’s indoor championship in February. Oklahoma finished second in the outdoor championships this weekend, 13 points back of the champion Longhorns. Texas Tech was third, Kansas State fourth and Kansas came in fifth.
Charles Simon of TCU took high point honors in the men’s division, winning both the 100 and 200 meters. His 200-meter time of 20.33 was the best time in the NCAA this season. Simon also was a member of TCU’s winning 4×100-meter relay team. Oklahoma’s Patrick Casey completed the sweep of the 1,500-meter run, winning the outdoor title to go with his earlier win at the distance in the indoor championships.
The Kansas women’s team was led by sprinter Parla Daniels, who earned high-point honors on the women’s side in the conference outdoor chamionships. Daniels set a Hart-Patterson track record in the 200 meters with a time of 22.73. She was second in the 100 meters and anchored the Kansas 4×100 and 4×400 relay teams, which came up winners in both relay events.
Kansas junior Diamond Dixon, an Olympic gold medalist at the London Games, completed the season sweep in the 400 meters, winning both indoors and outdoors, and won her third straight 400-meters outdoor championship.