The OU Track team heads to Boulder, Colo., this weekend for the 2008 Big 12 Outdoor Track & Field Championships, May 16-18, at Potts Field on the camups of the University of Colorado.
The OU men enter the meet as the defending team champion after topping second place Texas Tech by 10.5 points in 2007 to win its first title in 29 years.
The OU women recorded their best finish in the 2007 conference meet as well with a sixth-place finish. The Sooners enter this year’s meet as the fifth-ranked women’s team in the Big 12 at No. 21.
The OU men enter the conference meet unranked and facing five of the nation’s top-25 teams including the nation’s top-ranked team in Texas A&M.
Shardae Boutte (triple jump), Scottesha Miller (long jump) and Marcus Pugh (100-meter dash) all enter the competition with hopes of defending their 2007 individual event titles.
Live results for the 2008 Big 12 Championships will be provided on CUBuffs.com. A complete recap of Oklahoma action will be posted on SoonerSports.com shortly after the conclusion of action each day.
Men: No. 1 Texas A&M, No. 10 Baylor, No. 11 Colorado, No. 12 Texas, No. 23 Texas Tech
Women: No. 3 Texas A&M, No. 5 Texas Tech, No. 16 Texas, No. 18 Baylor, No. 20 Oklahoma
The 2008 Big 12 Outdoor Track & Field Championships will be shown tape-delayed on Fox Southwest (Cox Channel 37) on Friday, May 23 at 12:30 p.m. CT.