OU begins postseason action this weekend with the Big 12 Indoor Championships.
Feb. 19, 2013
NORMAN, Okla. – The University of Oklahoma men’s track and field team remains in the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) Top 25 as the No. 21 team in the country, following its performance at the Sooner Invitational this past weekend, the organization announced Tuesday.
Three other Big 12 teams are in the latest poll, including No. 4 Texas Tech, No. 6 Oklahoma State and No. 8 Texas.
Additionally, the men’s and women’s team are ranked fifth and ninth, respectively, in the Midwest Region.
Oklahoma closed out the indoor regular season last weekend at home with the Sooner Invitational.
The men’s team boasts four different members ranked in the top-25 of their respective events.
Seniors Patrick Casey and Kevin Williams lead the way for the Sooners, as the duo is found in the top-25 of two events each. Casey, the OU program record holder in both the mile and 3,000-meter run sits fourth (3:56.28) and 11th (7:52.80), respectively, in the latest national rankings. Williams owns the third-lowest time in the 5,000-meter run (13:38.57) and is 22nd in the 3,000-meter run (7:57.93).
Additionally, Tre’ Lathan holds the 15th-quickest time in the 60-meter hurdles (7.81), while Frezer Legesse clocked a 3:59.83 mile to sit 23rd in the country.
On the women’s side, Tia Brooks remains first in the shot put, while Claire McConnell is 22nd in the pentathlon.
The Sooners will be back in action this weekend when they travel to Ames, Iowa, for the Big 12 Indoor Championships.