Track and field: Sooners to chase after conference titles
The record-breaking OU track and field teams will be looking to add conference titles to their season accomplishments at the Big 12 Indoor Championships this weekend in College Station.
Astrud Reed, The Oklahoma Daily
The men’s team hasn’t captured an indoor conference title since 2010, and the Sooner women’s team has no Big 12 indoor titles.
When: 3 p.m. Friday
Where: L. Dale Mitchell Park in Norman
The men will face stiff competition from three top-15 teams — No. 3 Texas A&M, No. 5 Texas, No. 14 Kansas State.
The Sooners’ record-setting distance relay team of senior Eric Harasyn, redshirt freshman Ethan Baker and juniors Frezer Legesse and Riley Masters is ranked third in the nation, one spot behind A&M’s team.
The defending Big 12 champion Aggies bested OU by less than half a second during the Sooners’ record-breaking performance at the New Balance Invitational earlier this month, and A&M will look to test the Sooners yet again at the Big 12 Championships.
The women also will be challenged with five top-15 Big 12 schools, including No. 5 A&M and No. 7 Kansas.
Top-ranked women’s thrower Tia Brooks, whose program-record throw of 18.49 meters Jan. 21 at the J.D. Martin Invitational still leads the nation, will attempt to claim her third-straight Big 12 indoor shot-put title for Oklahoma.
The meet can be streamed online at Big12Sports.com starting at 11 a.m. Friday and runs through Saturday.