Texas A&M creates substantial lead ahead of No. 2 Kansas, No. 3 Florida
After claiming the No. 1 spot from Kansas last week, Texas A&M has started to pull away from the Jayhawks this week. Behind the fourth-best long jump in the country from freshman LaQue Moen-Davis with a 21-1½ (6.46m, 3.3m/s) at the Penn Relays, the Aggies increased their team score 15.99 team points to 320.94.
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The Jayhawks, who were not fully in competition this past weekend, slid 16.36 net points to 274.14.
Making the biggest move in the top five this week was Florida, which turned in a number of great showings at the Arkansas Spring and Stanford Payton Jordan invitationals to jump three spots to No. 2 with a 45.07 net gain for a 263.83 team score. The distance crew provided the biggest push, with junior 1,500 runners Cory McGee and Agata Strausa moving to No. 2 (4:10.55) and No. 4 (4:11.27), respectively.
LSU remained steady at No. 4 after not recording a time or mark that improved on any of its student-athlete’s top-ranked performances, resulting in a 14.14 net loss for a 243.44 team score.
Arizona rounded out the top five after slipping two spots and falling 22.52 net points to 238.28.