Texas’ Courtney Okolo won the 400-meter final Friday at the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships. Okolo is one of just three women to win the 400-meter title as a Longhorn.
“It feels really good. I’ve been dreaming about this all year,” Okolo said. “To know that it’s finally here, it feels so amazing.”
Also competing in the 400-meter event, freshman Kendall Baisden finished third, and senior Briana Nelson crossed the line in fourth. Baisden, Nelson and Okolo will run in the 4x400-meter relay Saturday.
In the overall team standings, the Texas women are in a tie for third place with 29 points. The Longhorn men are in fifth place with 19.5 points.
The NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championship wraps up Saturday.