No. 2 Kansas completes season sweep with Big 12 outdoor championship
WACO, Texas -- After three days of competition, Kansas claimed the crown at the 2013 Big 12 championships. The Jayhawks completed the season sweep, scoring their first outdoor title in school history.
Texas finished second with 145 points. Baylor trailed in third, while Iowa State finished with 89 total points to place fourth. Oklahoma rounded out the top five with 78.5 points. Texas Tech (77.5), Kansas State (66), West Virginia (40), TCU (39) and Oklahoma State (33) completed the final team standings.
Kansas senior sprinter Paris Daniels came away with high point honors by winning the 200 meter in a complex-record 22.73. She also finished second in the 100-meter race and anchored the Jayhawk 4x100 and 4x400-meter relays on their way to victories in each.
Andrea Geubelle picked up KU’s first victory of the day in the triple jump. With her winning leap of 44-07 (13.59m), Geubelle has now completed the indoor-outdoor sweep in the event each of the last two years. KU junior Diamond Dixon completed her second 400-meter sweep in a row as she finished first in a time of 51.73. She has recorded three consecutive wins in the outdoor 400 meters.
Shanae Briscoe (Texas) won the high jump for the third consecutive season, reaching a height of 5-10 (1.78m). UT has won the event five years in a row and seven of the last eight.
Iowa State’s Betsy Saina ran a facility-best 5,000-meter time with a mark of 15:41.64 to complete the season sweep, finishing more than 33 seconds in front of the nearest competitor.
Oklahoma State’s Natalja Piliusina captured her third consecutive outdoor 800-meter crown as she ran the event in a time of 2:03.99, besting her time a year ago by almost two seconds. She is the first female in league history to win the event three consecutive seasons.