Texas sprinter A.J. Bailey, after sitting out 2015 because of NCAA transfer rules, is back on track with his college career. (UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS ATHLETICS PHOTO)

BEVO BEAT Track & Field

Texas track & field teams in contention at Big 12 Championships

Posted May 13th, 2016


The Texas men and women picked up some points with good performances in field events as well as distance races at the Big 12 Outdoor Championships on Friday at Lowdon Track in Fort Worth.

Barrett Poth and Reese Watson finished in third and fourth place in the men’s pole vault final. Both made a height of 17 feet, 6½ inches. UT’s Nicholas Meaders made a height of 17-½ for eighth place.

Alan Zapalac finished seventh in the men’s hammer final with a throw of 191-11 to earn two points for Texas. Conrad Ramquist finished in seventh in the javelin to earn two points as well.


Reese Thompson has 3,573 points in the men’s decathlon for fourth place through five events.

Connor Hendrickson finished the 10,000 meters in 31:45.77 for a tenth place finish.

For the women, Sandie Raines finished in second place in the 10,000 meters with a time of 35:04.51 to pick up eight points.

Ashtin Zamzow scored 3,117 points over the first four events of the heptathlon and is sitting in fourth place for Texas.

The Texas men are in fifth place with 16 points while the women are in a tie for fourth place with eight points overall.

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