Sooners' Westlund And Conkling Win Big 12 Indoor Titles

Athletics Communications
By Athletics Communications
University of Oklahoma
FEBRUARY 24, 2001

Feb. 24, 2001

LINCOLN, Neb. - Sophomore Michael Westlund and senior Justin Conkling won Big 12 Indoor titles Saturday to lead the Sooners in the second day of the fifth annual Big 12 Indoor Track and Field Championship held at Devaney Center.

The Sooner men finished eighth in the team standings with 47 points while the Sooner women were seventh with 50 points.

Westlund's winning vault of 17-8.5 tied his season best and was an NCAA provisional qualifying mark. Brett Corlett finished seventh with a 16-8.75 to give OU 12 total points in the pole vault.

Conkling scored 5,594 points to win the hepthathlon title. He had an 11-point lead after the first day of competition over Kansas State's Josef Karas, then held off Andy Morris of Kansas who finished second with 5,468 points. Morris was fifth after the first day of competition. Complete results for the hepthathlon were not released on Saturday.

Senior Joey Scott ran a 7.89 in the 60-meter hurdles to finish third. The time set a school record in the event and broke the NCAA provisional standard. Senior LaBoris Bean finished second in the 600-yard run with a time of 1:10.38, a season and career best for Bean. Junior Raoul Harvey finished sixth in the 400 with a 48.17. The Sooner men ran an NCAA provisional time of 3:08.37 to finish second in the 1600-meter relay. The quartet included Ernest Lewis, Moses Washington, Raoul Harvey and Bean.

For the Sooner women, senior Alesha Peel finished eighth in the 60-meter dash, then added points with a fifth-place finish in the 60-meter hurdles. Senior Staneshia Bell finished sixth in the 60-meter dash after winning the title last year. LaKisha Robinson finished fourth in the 600-yard run with a season-best 1:21.57. Aisha Stringer finished seventh in the 800-meter run with a season-best 2:12.20. Sand Swaby finished third in the high jump with a career-best 5-8.75. Bambi Carson finished fifth in the shot put with a throw of 48-10, breaking a string of three consecutive meets with 50 feet-plus throws. Carson sat out last week's meet with a back injury. The women's 1600-meter relay team, composed of Bell, Jimyria Hicks, Krystle Williams and Robinson, posted a season-best 3:45.10 to finish fifth.

Sooners who are close to the NCAA qualifying marks will travel to qualifier's meets next weekend with trips to Iowa State and Nebraska. Marks must be posted by Saturday, March 3, to qualify for the NCAA Championship March 9-10 in Fayetteville, Ark. The Sooners have no automatic marks but have several of the top provisional marks in the country and could improve those or change to automatic qualifying marks next weekend. The rest of the Sooner team will continue to train for the start of the outdoor track and field season set for March 14-17 at the College Station Combined and College Station Relays.


1. Nebraska, 143.50, 2. Texas, 105.50, 3. Kansas State, 104, 4. Colorado, 82, 5. Missouri, 60.50, 6. Texas A&M, 55.50, 7. Oklahoma, 50, 8. Iowa State, 36, 9. Kansas, 32, 10. Texas Tech, 27, 10. Baylor, 27, 12. Oklahoma State, 14.

Women's 60 Meter Dash
1 Amaris Buchanan, Colorado, 7.34, 6 Staneshia Bell, Oklahoma, 7.46, 8 Alesha Peel, Oklahoma, 7.51

Women's 200 Meter Dash
1 Lesley Owusu, Nebraska, 23.73

Women's 400 Meter Dash
1 Lesley Owusu, Nebraska, 52.37

Women's 600 Yard Run
1 Nakiya Johnson, Texas, 1:19.51, 4 LaKisha Robinson, Oklahoma, 1:21.57

Women's 800 Meter Run
1 Tanya Jarrett, Texas, 2:08.07, 7 Aisha Stringer, Oklahoma, 2:12.20

Women's 1,000 Meter Run
1 Korene Hinds, Kansas State, 2:47.47

Women's Mile Run
1 Sara Gorton, Colorado, 4:43.57

Women's 3,000 Meter Run
1 Ann Marie Brooks, Missouri, 9:16.47

Women's 60 Meter Hurdles
1 Nicole Hoxie, Texas, 8.25, 5 Alesha Peel, Oklahoma

Women's 4x400 Meter Relay
1 Texas (Nakiya Johnson, Natasha Staten, Naleya Downer, Tanya Jarrett), 3:36.14, 5 Oklahoma (Staneshia Bell, Jimyria Hicks, Krystle Williams, LaKisha Robinson), 3:45.10

Women's High Jump
1 Gina Curtis, Iowa State, 5-10.75, Sande' Swaby, Oklahoma, 5-08.75

Women's Triple Jump
1 Krisztina Kovesi, Nebraska, 41-02.25, 15 Shalya Austin, Oklahoma, 36-02.25

Women's Shot Put
1 Rebekah Green, Kansas State, 53-03.75, 5 Bambi Carson, Oklahoma, 48-10.00, 9 Jessica Longfors, Oklahoma, 46-01.50, 10 Megan Crystal, Oklahoma, 46-01.25

1. Nebraska, 124, 2. Texas A&M, 86, 3. Texas, 78.50, 4. Kansas State, 75, 5. Baylor, 74, 6. Missouri, 53.50, 7. Colorado, 52, 8. Oklahoma, 47, 9. Kansas, 46, 10. Texas Tech, 43, 11. Oklahoma State, 31, 12. Iowa State, 29.

Men's 60 Meter Dash
1 Chris Chandler, Nebraska, 6.63

Men's 200 Meter Dash
1 Brandon Evans, Texas A&M, 20.78

Men's 400 Meter Dash
1 Brandon Couts, Baylor, 46.09, 6 Raoul Harvey, Oklahoma, 48.17

Men's 600 Yard Run
1 Travis McAshan, Texas A&M, 1:09.81, 2 LaBoris Bean, Oklahoma, 1:10.38

Men's 800 Meter Run
1 Chris Burns, Nebraska, 1:49.82

Men's 1,000 Meter Run
1 Jordan McCambridge, Texas, 2:23.70

Men's Mile Run
1 Gezachw Yossef, Texas Tech, 4:05.25

Men's 3,000 Meter Run
1 Shadrack Kimeli, Kansas State, 8:13.61, 40 Brandon Kissack, Oklahoma, 9:06.07, 41 Cecil Rose, Oklahoma, 9:11.52

Men's 60 Meter Hurdles
1 Jermaine Cooper, Texas, 7.81, 3 Joey Scott, Oklahoma, 7.89

Men's 4x400 Meter Relay
1 Baylor (Bayano Kamani, Michael Smith, Floyd Thompson, Zsolt Szeglet) 3:06.79, 2 Oklahoma (Ernest Lewis, Moses Washington, Raoul Harvey, LaBoris Bean), 3:08.37

Men's High Jump
1 Shaun Kologinczak, Nebraska, 7-03.75, 10 Joseph Butler, Oklahoma, 6-05.50

Men's Pole Vault
1 Michael Westlund, Oklahoma, 17-08.50, 7 Brett Corlett, Oklahoma, 16-08.75

Men's Triple Jump
1 Bashir Ramzy, Texas A&M, 52-08.00

Men's Shot Put
1 Christian Cantwell, Missouri, 62-00.50, 14 Kyle Bookout, Oklahoma, 49-10.50

Men's Heptathlon
- 1. Justin Conkling, Oklahoma 5,594 points



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