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Outdoor Season Review




Okay, that’s out of my system.

Welcome to Outdoor Season!

Say goodbye to the DMR, 3000m, 60m, 60m Hurdles, 1000m, Mile, 600m/600y, 300m, Heptathlon (men), and Pentathlon (women)
Say hello to the 1500m, 100m, 100m Hurdles (women), 110m Hurdles (men), 400m Hurdles, 4x100m, Javelin, Decathlon (men), Heptathlon (women), and the 10,000m

Big 12 Championship location:
Norman, Oklahoma. John Jacobs Track & Field Complex (University of Oklahoma). May 12-14
(I will be there, I trust you will be as well!)

First Round (NCAA Prelims) site locations this year:
East First Round: Jacksonville, Florida. Hodges Stadium (University of North Florida). May 24-27
West First Round: Sacramento, California. Hornet Stadium (California State University). May 24-27

NCAA Outdoor Track and Field National Championship location:
Austin, Texas. Mike A Myers Stadium (University of Texas). June 7-10
(If you go: find shade as much as possible, take as much water as you can pack, and get one of those cooling towels. Trust me. Experience.)

Here is the Outdoor Schedule for Oklahoma Track and Field:
March 17-18: Island Relays Bahamas Invitational. Freeport, Grand Bahamas
March 29-April 1: Texas Relays. Austin, Texas
April 14-15: Sooner Invite and Multis. Norman, Oklahoma
April 21-22: John Jacobs Invitational. Norman, Oklahoma
April 28-29: Corky/Crofoot Shootout. Lubbock, Texas
May 6: Arkansas Twilight. Fayetteville, Arkansas
May 12-14: Big 12 Outdoor Championships. Norman, Oklahoma
May 24-27: NCAA West Prelims. Sacramento, California
June 7-10: NCAA Outdoor National Championships. Austin, Texas

I expect a pretty solid season. Maybe even a Top 8-10 Finish in Nationals. Maybe a Top 3 finish in the Big 12!

I will also create an article with the Outdoor Top Performances with School Records on Sunday after the first meet!

Here’s how the men’s top performers looked last season:

EventAthlete(s)YearTime/MarkOU Outdoor Record
100mDemarius SmithSenior10.159.97 (2011, Mookie Slaam)
200mDemarius SmithSenior20.1120.05 (2011, Mookie Slaam)
400mRichard KuykendollSophomore45.2544.69 (2000 Michael Blackwood)
800mAnass MghariFreshman1:48.701:45.85 (1978 Randy Wilson)
1500mAnass MghariFreshman3:52.493:37.19 (2012 Riley Masters)
5000mColin CasoFreshman15:07.9013:35.27 (2012 George Alex)
10,000mNo AthleteNo AthleteNo Time28:39.54 (2012 Bill Kogel)
3000m SteepleNo AthleteNo AthleteNo Time8:31.17 (2017 Dylan Blankenbaker)
110HIsaiah LevingstonSenior14.2313.19 (2010 Ronnie Ash)
400HIsaiah LevingstonSenior48.9348.43 (2022 Isaiah Levingston)
4x100mKarson Kowalchuk
Josh Bour
Demarius Smith
Alajuwan Robinson
39.0738.86 (1992 team)
4x400mMarlowe Mosley
Richard Kuykendoll
Demarius Smith
Isaiah Levingston
3:05.313:01.46 (1984 team)
High JumpVernon TurnerJunior2.30m2.30m (2022 Vernon Turner)
Pole VaultKristo SimulaskJunior4.81m5.64m (1989 Tim McMichael)
Long JumpRayvon AllenSenior7.70m8.19m (2021 Rayvon Allen)
Triple JumpJelaani DavisJunior16.23m17.19m (2009 Will Claye)
Shot PutCooper CampbellSenior19.95m19.95m (2022 Cooper Campbell)
DiscusBryant ParlinSophomore50.58m62.70m (2012 Luke Bryant)
HammerBayley CampbellJunior70.15m70.15m (2022 Bayley Campbell)
JavelinKristo SimulaskJunior49.89m76.86m (2017 Garrett Snow)
DecathlonKristo SimulaskJunior79267926 (2022 Kristo Simulask)

Here’s how the women’s top performers looked last season:

EventAthlete(s)YearTime/MarkOU Outdoor Record
100mKennedy BlackmonJunior11.1511.08 (2011 Candyce McGrone)
200mKennedy BlackmonJunior22.9822.65 (2016 DayeShon Roberson)
400mJai’Lyn MerriweatherSenior53.6251.20 (2009 Leslie Cole)
800mJordyn KaplanJunior2:09.862:02.02 (1983 Annette Campbell)
1500mJordyn KaplanJunior4:36.364:16.29 (1982 Kellie Cathey)
5000mCarson HockersmithSophomore18:35.3915:59.7 (1982 Kellie Cathey)
10,000mNo AthleteNo AthleteNo Time32:22.5 (1982 Kellie Cathey)
3000m SteepleMadison AcostaSophomore12:53.679:56.17 (2018 Sarah Scott)
110HCamri AustinSenior13.0112.94 (2019 Camri Austin)
400HMadison Langley-WalkerJunior57.4657.40 (2021 Madison Langley-Walker)
4x100mMikayla Hayes
Ja’Leesa Giles
Camri Austin
Kennedy Blackmon
44.0443.58 (2009 team)
4x400mJenna James
Daneesha Davidson
Jania Hodges
Jada Atkinson
3:41.873:31.81 (1998 team)
High JumpMadison Langley-WalkerJunior1.78m1.85m (1985 Jane Clough)
Pole VaultOlivia LuekingFreshman4.46m4.46m (2022 Olivia Lueking)
Long JumpMadison Langley-WalkerJunior5.96m6.64m (2009 Tianca Mock)
Triple JumpMikeisha WelcomeSophomore13.75m13.99m (2008 Toni Smith)
Shot PutPayden MontanaJunior17.88m18.96m (2013 Tia Brooks)
DiscusLauren JonesSenior57.28m58.14m (2018 Jess Woodard)
HammerLauren JonesSenior69.66m69.66m (2022 Lauren Jones)
JavelinKayla KurtzSophomore46.60m59.42 (2012 Brittany Borman)
DecathlonMadison Langley-WalkerJunior52875440 (1981 Renee Kickles)

Very experienced Men’s and Woman’s teams this season for Coach Langford!
Should be a fun season to follow and I can’t wait to get started on writing out the results!

Picture Credit: OU Track and Field SoonerSports Website

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