Sept. 27, 2011
NORMAN, Okla. -- The University of Oklahoma takes pride in the success of its athletics programs. During halftime of the OU-Missouri football game Saturday, University President David L. Boren and Vice President for Intercollegiate Athletics Programs and Director of Athletics Joe Castiglione honored OU's national and conference champions from the past season. Among those being recognized included the men's and women's track and field programs.
The men’s track and field program had a successful season finishing fifth in the United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association program of the year. The Sooners were led by Mookie Salaam and K.P. Singh. Salaam won the indoor 200-meter dash national championship as well as the Big 12 indoor 60- and 200-meter dash and Big 12 outdoor 100- and 200-meter dashes. Singh won the Big 12 indoor weight throw championship and the Big 12 outdoor hammer throw. Kevin Schwab won the Big 12 title in the 5,000-meter run with a time of 13:50.31.
The women’s track and field program had the best finish in program history by placing sixth in the NCAA Indoor Championship and fourth in the Outdoor NCAA Championship. The Sooners were led by Brittany Borman and Tia Brooks. Borman won the outdoor javelin national championship and the outdoor discus and javelin Big 12 conference titles. Brooks won the indoor shot put conference title.
Unable to attend the game were OU's100-meter dash national champion Candyce McGrone and Jessica Engel. McGrone won the 2011 NCAA 100-meter dash title in an Oklahoma program record 11.08 seconds. Engel won the outdoor Big 12 title in her first ever 10,000-meter run, clocking a time of 33:42.11, the second fastest in Big 12 Championship history.