Men’s track and field finishes second in Big 12 Championships

Grant Gordon

The Longhorns came up just short in their bid to defend the Big 12 conference title, finishing in second place at the meet in Ames, Iowa, over the weekend. The team scored 108.5 points, barely edged out by Oklahoma State’s winning score of 112.5.

Some bright spots shone beneath the loss, as Texas brought home four individual conference championships. Freshman sprinter Senoj-Jay Givans won the men’s 60-meter, and sophomore sprinter Zack Bilderback and junior thrower Ryan Crouser won the 400-meter and shot put, respectively. The 4×400-meter relay team also claimed the conference title.

The team will now prepare for the NCAA Indoor Championships, which will be held on March 14 and 15 in Albuquerque, N.M.