Spencer Dunkerley-Offor of UT competes in the Men's 110 meter hurdles event at the 90th Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays at Mike A. Myers Stadium on Saturday April 1, 2017. (TAMIR KALIFA/ AMERICAN-STATESMAN)

BEVO BEAT Track & Field

Outdoor championship gives Texas’ men a Big 12 sweep

Posted May 14th, 2017

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Texas has (once again) won the Big 12’s track and field championship.

On Sunday, the Texas men secured the team title at the Big 12’s outdoor track and field meet in Lawrence, Kan. Texas scored 153.5 points and distanced itself from second-place Kansas’ score of 143.

The championship was Texas’ third straight and fourth in five years. The Longhorns were also the Big 12’s top team during the conference’s most-recent indoor season.

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Texas was paced by a first-place finish from its 400-meter relay team and gold-medal runs by seniors Spencer Dunkerley-Offor and Byron Robinson in the 110- and 400-meter hurdles. On Saturday, junior Steele Wasik tacked 10 points onto Texas’ score with a win in the decathlon.

University of Texas junior Chrisann Gordon runs in the 4×400 meter relay at the Texas Relays on April 2, 2016.
Shelby Tauber for the Austin American-Statesman

Texas’ women scored 128.5 points at Big 12 meet, and that score was good enough for a silver medal. (Kansas State’s 133 points won the championship). Teahna Daniels (100 meters), Chrisann Gordon (400 meters), Rushelle Burton (100-meter hurdles), Ariel Jones (400-meter hurdles) and Texas’ 1,600-meter relay team won their championship heats this weekend.

Haley Crouser also won the Big 12’s javelin competition on Friday.

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