The Texas women won two events and scored on multiple events to win their second straight Big 12 Indoor Championship. [Photo courtesy of Texas Athletics]

BEVO BEAT Track & Field

Texas women win Big 12 Indoor Championship

Posted February 23rd, 2019

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The Texas women picked up two wins and scored in multiple events on the way to winning their second straight Big 12 Indoor Championship in Lubbock on Saturday.

Teahna Daniels and Kynnedy Flannel each won their sprint events. Daniels won the 60 meters in 7.22 seconds, and Flannel took the 200 in 22.89.

Mariam Abdul-Rashid, Gabby Crank and Sophia Falco each took second-place finishes, earning eight team points apiece. Abdul-Rashid finished the 60-meter hurdles in 8.20, and Crank was runner-up in the 800 meters with a 2:04.92. Falco posted a mark of 43 feet, 1 inch in the triple jump.

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The men finished in fifth place with 69.5 points, as Sam Worley, John Burt and Tripp Piperi highlighted the day with wins. Worley took the mile in 4:05.12, Burt won the 60-meter hurdles in a personal-record 7.73, and Piperi defended his championship in the shot put with a toss of 66-6.

Texas Tech won the men’s title with 179 points.

On Friday, Texas took one victory and a second and set two school records.

A first-place finish by Ashtin Zamzow in the pentathlon highlighted the day. She scored 4,183 points, a personal best and school record. Zamzow’s win earned the women 10 points. Virginia Preiss earned three points with her sixth-place finish.

Elena Bruckner took second in the weight throw, setting a school record at 64-2¾. That earned the Longhorns eight points.

Georgia Wahl also scored eight points for Texas with her second place in the long jump with a personal-best 20-7.

The men’s highest-scoring event on the first day was a fourth-place finish in the distance medley relay. Charles Mills, Jonathan Jones, Sam Worley and Alex Rogers finished in 10:00.43 to earn five points.

Steffin McCarter earned four points by taking fifth in the long jump at 25-5.

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