Sooners Kick Off Conference Meet in Norman

Athletics Communications
By Athletics Communications
University of Oklahoma

NORMAN — The Oklahoma track and field teams began competition at the 2019 Big 12 Outdoor Championship in Norman on Friday. Four Sooners brought home top-five finishes including two in the men's hammer throw. 

The meet kicked off with the combined events with two Sooners competing in both the men's decathlon and women's heptathlon. 

Freshman Kristo Simulask started the weekend strong with personal bests in the first two decathlon events. Simulask clocked a PR 11.43 in the 100-meter dash before leaping a PR 23-6 (7.16m) in the long jump. The Estonia native holds a tie for first after the first five events with 3,942 points. Fellow freshman Will Kubicek tallied 3,020 points to sit 11th after day one. 

In the women's heptathlon, senior Makayla Stephens and freshman Madison Langley-Walker are in third and ninth place, respectively, after the first four events on Friday. 

The Sooners put two in the top five in the men's hammer throw with freshman Bayley Campbell taking third (214-7, 65.41m) and sophomore Edward Jeans placing fourth (198-0, 60.36m). The two combined to score 11 points for the OU men's team.

OU saw another top-five finish and a personal best in the women's hammer throw. Sophomore Lauren Jones took third with a throw of 181-02 (55.21m), while junior Camille Burge registered a PR of 171-01 (52.15m) to place sixth. 

Sophomore Josh Haus brought in more points for the Sooners' men's squad, taking a third-place finish in the men's javelin throw. Haus' best throw reached 209-8 (63.90m) to place third and score six points for the Sooners. 

In the women's javelin, Stephens, also competing in the heptathlon, placed 10th with a throw of 111-09.75 (34.08m). 

The men's 10,000-meter run capped Friday's competition. Seniors Jacob Janzen and Brendan Taylor placed 12th and 15th, with respective times of 31:01.66 and 31:40.18. 

After three scored events on both the men's and women's side, the OU men sit second with 17 points while the women hold fifth with nine points.

Action continues Saturday morning starting with the decathlon 100-meter hurdles at 10 a.m. CT. The meet runs through Saturday and Sunday at John Jacobs Track and Field Complex. Walk-up tickets are available at the track and can also be purchased online at

Live results from the Big 12 Track and Field Outdoor Championship are available through DeltaTiming. The running events of the meet will be streamed via FloTrack, available on a subscription basis.

Friday, May 10-Sunday, May 12 
Live Results:
Venue: John Jacobs Track and Field Complex; Norman, Okla.

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Big 12 Outdoor Championship Schedule 
Saturday, May 11
10 a.m. Decathlon 110-Meter Hurdles - Will Kubicek, Kristo Simulask
11 a.m. Heptathlon Long Jump - Madison Langley-Walker, Makayla Stephens
11 a.m. Decathlon Discus Throw - Will Kubicek, Kristo Simulask
12:15 p.m. Heptathlon Javelin - Madison Langley-Walker, Makayla Stephens
12:30 p.m. Decathlon Pole Vault - Will Kubicek, Kristo Simulask
1:30 p.m. Heptathlon 800 Meters - Madison Langley-Walker, Makayla Stephens
3 p.m. Decathlon Javelin Throw - Will Kubicek, Kristo Simulask
3 p.m. Men's High Jump - Hutch Helbig
3 p.m. Women's Long Jump - Nura Muhammad, Hailey Patterson, Essence Thomas, Symone Washington
4 p.m. Men's Shot Put - Cooper Campbell, Brad Daboub
4 p.m. Women's 1,500-Meters Prelims - Haley Herberg
4:20 p.m. Men's 1,500 Meters Prelims - Ackeen Colley, Luke George, Heath Warren
4:30 p.m. Decathlon 1,500 Meters - Will Kubicek, Kristo Simulask
4:40 p.m. Women's 100-Meter Hurdles Prelims - Camri Austin, Mahendra McWhite
4:55 p.m. Men's 110-Meter Hurdles Prelims - Bryce Douglas
5:10 p.m. Women's 400 Meters Prelims - Kennedy Blackmon, Jai'lyn Merriweather
5:40 p.m. Women's 100 Meters Prelims - Camri Austin, Alexis Barnes, Sydney Dillard, Amanda Van Buren
5:55 p.m. Men's 100 Meters Prelims - Joseph Sheffield, Jackson Webb
6 p.m. Women's Pole Vault - Abby Bilsbury, Gabby Carson, Meagan Gray, Sydney King, Mackenzie Shell
6 p.m. Men's Long Jump - Golden Eke, Roman Mason, Greg Vann
6:25 p.m. Men's 800 Meters Prelims - Ackeen Colley, Luke George, Derek King
6:30 p.m. Women's Shot Put - Faith Ette, Meia Gordon, Lauren Jones
7 p.m. Men's 400-Meter Hurdles Prelims - Isaiah Levingston
7:15 p.m. Women's 200 Meters Prelims - Sydney Dillard, Ja'Leesa Giles, Dai'lyn Merriweather, Amanda Van Buren
7:30 p.m. Men's 200 Meters Prelims - Xavier Brown, Quoi Ellis, Joseph Sheffield
7:45 p.m. Women's 3,000-Meter Steeplechase - Sarah Scott
8 p.m. Men's 3,000-Meter Steeplechase - Andrew Doherty, Zach Gentry
Sunday, May 12
2:30 p.m. Women's High Jump - Falyn Reaugh, Makayla Stephens
3 p.m. Women's Discus - Faith Ette, Meia Gordon, Lauren Jones
3:30 p.m. Women's Triple Jump - Nicole Ezeoke, Allanah Lee, Nura Muhammad, Najuana Strickland, Essence Thomas, Symone Washington
5 p.m. Women's 4x100-Meter Relay - Camri Austin, Dai'Lyn Merriweather, Ja'Leesa Giles, Kennedy Blackmon, Amanda Van Buren
5:10 p.m. Men's 4x100-Meter Relay - Jackson Webb, Joseph Sheffield, Xavier Brown, Quoi Ellis
5:20 p.m. Women's 1,500 Meters Final - Haley Herberg
5:30 p.m. Men's 1,500 Meters Final - Ackeen Colley, Luke George, Heath Warren
5:45 p.m. Women's 100-Meter Hurdles Final - Camri Austin, Mahendra McWhite
5:55 p.m. Men's 110-Meter Hurdles Final - Bryce Douglas
6 p.m. Men's Discus - Brad Daboub
6:05 p.m. Women's 400 Meters Final - Kennedy Blackmon, Jai'Lyn Merriweather
6:25 p.m. Women's 100 Meters Final - Camri Austin, Alexis Barnes, Sydney Dillard, Amanda Van Buren
6:30 p.m. Men's Triple Jump - Golden Eke, Papay Glaywulu, Roman Mason, Marcus Mitchell, Garry Williams
6:35 p.m. Men's 100 Meters Final - Joseph Sheffield, Jackson Webb
6:55 p.m. Men's 800 Meters Final - Ackeen Colley, Luke George, Derek King
7:20 p.m. Men's 400-Meter Hurdles Final - Isaiah Levingston
7:30 p.m. Women's 200 Meters Final - Sydney Dillard, Ja'Leesa Giles, Dai'Lyn Merriweather, Amanda Van Buren
7:40 p.m. Men's 200 Meters Final - Xavier Brown, Quoi Ellis, Joseph Sheffield
7:50 p.m. Women's 5,000 Meters Final - Haley Herberg, Sarah Scott
8:15 p.m. Men's 5,000 Meters Final - Andrew Doherty, Luke George, Zach Gentry, Jacob Janzen, Brendan Taylor, Heath Warren 
8:35 p.m. Women's 4x400-Meter Relay - Dai'Lyn Merriweather, Kennedy Blackmon, Ja'Leesa Giles, Jai'Lyn Merriweather, Cristen Harrison 
8:45 p.m. Men's 4x400-Meter Relay - Zac Martin, Ackeen Colley, Zac Tucker, Isaiah Levingston, Brooks Glanton, Myles Wheeler
9 p.m. Team Championships Presentation

NOTE: Fans are also encouraged to #ArriveSooner to avoid delays into John Jacobs Track and Field Complex with enhanced screenings. OU's clear bag policy will also be in effect.