The Texas track and field team swept the javelin events to highlight the first day of the Big 12 Championships in Norman, Okla., on Friday.
Ashtin Zamzow and Trevor Danielson came away with the wins for the Longhorns. Zamzow made it three straight UT titles in the event while Danielson posted a new stadium record.
Danielson recorded a distance of 244 feet, 4 inches to take the win. Zamzow posted a mark of 159-4 to take the title.
“I was excited to be the first thrower of the competition and get things started,” Danielson said. “I had a solid series of throws, but the primary goal was always to score 10 points for the team.”
Zamzow’s performance in javelin was just one highlight of her day. She also leads the heptathlon through four events. Zamzow scored 3,482 points and won the shot put and posted a personal record of 13.44 seconds in her 100-meter hurdles victory. She finished second in the 200 meters and took third in the high jump.
“I’m excited I could pick up 10 points for my team in the javelin,” Zamzow said. “It made me feel a little better with my heptathlon performance today, but there’s still a lot of points left on the table. I’m hoping to come out with a better second day and another win for the team.”
George Patrick sits in fifth place in the decathlon with 3,793 points. He took second place in the long jump, and Wolf Mahler posted a second-place finish in the 100 meters. Mahler is in eighth place overall after the first day.
The Big 12 Championships conclude Saturday.
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