Light the Tower: Women’s Track & Field wins Big 12 team title
The University of Texas Tower turned burnt orange on Thursday (5/16) night in honor of the 11th Big 12 title for the UT women, and a conference-leading seventh indoor-outdoor sweep for the Longhorns. The Texas women secured the second-most (172) points in the history of the Big 12 conference meet, trailing only their own record of 188 points that was set in 2003.
UT used a 115-point surge on the final day to finish 15.5 points in front of second-place Kansas State. The Longhorns were led by a pair of double victories from Teahna Daniels (100m, 200m) and Ashtin Zamzow (heptathlon, javelin), with Daniels taking her third-straight crown in the 100m and Zamzow becoming the first heptathlon winner in program history.
Next up for the Longhorns is NCAA preliminary round competition in Sacramento, Calif. May 23-25. From there, qualifiers will advance to the NCAA Championships in Austin June 5-8.
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