Texas Tech Track & Field: Men Win Big 12; Women Finish Second

For the second straight year, the men’s track team has repeated as the Big 12 Champions scoring an unprecedented 179 points, 25 more points than have ever been scored in the Big 12. The men’s team was led by Divine Oduduru, who won the 60m running a 6.52, and then Oduduru ran the fastest indoor time in the world and the second fastest time in collegiate track in the 200m with a 20.08. Alex Hubert won the heptathlon with 5,675 points, the first ever in Texas Tech program history (a freshman from France). Jonah Koech won the 1,000m, Zarriea Willis wins the high jump.

Overall for both programs (PDF), the ladies, Texas won the Big 12 with 128 points, and Texas Tech finished second with 108.5 points, the highest finish in program history. The men finished with 179 points, 70 points ahead of second place Iowa State.

On Friday the teams stepped to the podium 13 times starting with Chinne Okoronkwo winning a Big 12 title in the pole vault, 14′-2.5″, which was third highest in program history.

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