Big 12 Men — Great Triple For Wesley Kiptoo

The winner of the NCAA Indoor 5000, Wesley Kiptoo had 3 wins at the Big 12. (MIKE SCOTT)

MANHATTAN, KANSAS, May 14-16 — Texas had a big 173–144 margin over Iowa State at the Big 12 men’s championships, but the Cyclones provided the meet’s biggest star. That would be distance standout Wesley Kiptoo, who won a notable steeple/5000/10,000 triple, all the times setting meet records.

The Kenyan soph started with a 28:22.98 in Friday night’s 10K, leading wire-to-wire as his teammates went 2-3-4 behind him. Saturday brought the steeple, and Kiptoo’s first try at the event since his JC season of ’19. He again led from gun to tape in PRing at 8:31.82. Finally, running in the rain on Sunday, the NCAA Indoor champ didn’t lead the whole way, but was alone at the end of the 5000 (13:29.92). He’s slated for a 5/10 double at the West Regional.

Team champ Texas got double wins from British frosh Yusuf Bizimana, who ran 1:46.84 PR and 3:44.87 in the 800 and 1500.


BIG 12 MEN’S RESULTS

(5/14—10K, HT, JT; 5/15—St, HJ, LJ, SP)

Teams: 1. Texas 173; 2. Iowa State 144; 3. Oklahoma 105; 4. Kansas State 88; 5. Texas Tech 85; 6. TCU 65; 7. Kansas 63; 8. Oklahoma State 53; 9. Baylor 41.

100(1.5): 1. **Courtney Lindsey (TxT) 10.26; 2. **Jacolby Shelton (TxT) 10.26 PR; 3. Jackson Webb (Ok) 10.29.

200(0.7): 1. Harris 20.56; 2. ***Robert Gregory (TCU) 20.69; 3. *Demarius Smith (Ok) 20.74; 4. Lindsey 20.75.

400: 1. *Howard Fields (Bay) 45.72; 2. Derrick Mokaleng’ (TCU-SA) 45.95; 3. **Jonathan Jones’ (Tx-Bar) 46.08; 4. **Ashton Hicks (OkSt) 46.54; 5. Bartley’ 46.74.

800: 1. ***Yusuf Bizimana’ (Tx-GB) 1:46.84 PR; 2. *Alexander Lomong (IaSt) 1:47.69; 3. Daniel Nixon (IaSt) 1:48.01;

4. ***Crayton Carrozza (Tx) 1:48.29; 5. ***Juan Diego Castro’ (OkSt-CR) 1:48.34.

1500: 1. Bizimana’ 3:44.87; 2. Festus Lagat’ (IaSt-Ken) 3:44.97; 3. Gomez 3:46.27; 4. ***Carrozza 3:46.54.

St: 1. **Wesley Kiptoo’ (IaSt-Ken) 8:31.82 PR; 2. *Ryan Smeeton’ (OkSt-Can) 8:45.77; 3. David Too’ (IaSt-Ken) 8:49.72; 4. ***Gable Sieperda (IaSt) 8:50.46 PR.

5000: 1. Kiptoo’ 13:29.92; 2. ***Ryan Schoppe (OkSt) 13:43.64 PR; 3. *Thomas Pollard (IaSt) 13:46.02 PR; 4. ***Alex Maier (OkSt) 13:48.34 PR; 5. ***Ezekiel Kibichii’ (IaSt-Ken) 13:51.90.

10,000: 1. Kiptoo’ 28:22.98; 2. Edwin Kurgat’ (IaSt-Ken) 28:47.29; 3. Pollard 28:47.63 PR; 4. Too’ 28:51.83 PR; 5. ***Haftu Knight (Tx) 28:53.08 PR.

110H(1.2): 1. *Deshaun Jones (Bay) 13.70 PR; 2. Mason Weh’ (IaSt-Lbr) 14.04; 3. *Charles Brockman (Tx) 14.06.

400H: 1. *Isaiah Levingston (Ok) 49.12 PR; 2. Brockman 49.51 PR; 3. Eric Fogltanz (IaSt) 51.04; 4. Cody Johnson (Ks) 51.60.

4 x 100: 1. TCU 39.75 (Brock, Matiyenga’, Maguranyanga’, Gregory); 2. Texas 39.79; 3. Texas Tech 39.89; 4. Baylor 40.13; 5. Oklahoma 40.15; 6. Kansas State 41.05.

4 x 400: 1. Texas 3:03.35 (Nortje’, Wright, Maas, Jones’ 44.38); 2. Oklahoma 3:03.68 (Levingston 44.82); 3. Baylor 3:03.80 (Fields 44.17); 4. TCU 3:04.77 (Mokaleng’ 44.72).

Field Events

HJ: 1. *Tejaswin Shankar’ (KsSt-Ind) 7-5¾ (2.28); 2. **Vernon Turner (Ok) 7-4½ (2.25); 3. tie, ***Keith Drapeau (Ok), **Jequan Hogan (TxT) & *Kyle Alcine’ (KsSt-Bah) 6-11 (2.11).

PV: 1. **Zach Bradford (Ks) 18-9½ (5.73); 2. Hussain Al Hizam’ (Ks-Sau) 18-1 (5.51); 3. **Warren Miller (Tx) 17-5 (5.31); 4. tie, *Kyle Rogers (Ks) & Christian Champen (Ks) 17-1 (5.21).

LJ: 1. McCarter 27-4¾w (8.35) (26-10/8.18); 2. *Rayvon Allen (Ok) 26-10½ (8.19) PR; 3. O’Brien Wasome (Tx) 26-2¾w (7.99) (25-5½/7.76); 4. Jullane Walker’ (KsSt-Jam) 26-1½ (7.96) PR; 5. Clark Griffith (TxT) 25-5¼ (7.75).

TJ: 1. *Du Mapaya’ (TCU-Zim) 55-9¾ (17.01); 2. Jah Strange (KsSt) 53-2¼ (16.21); 3. Wasome’ 52-6¾ (16.02); 4. Shankar’ 52-6 (16.00) PR; 5. Allen 51-9¼ (15.78).

SP: 1. *Tripp Piperi (Tx) 64-11½ (19.80); 2. Cameron Lewis (KsSt) 60-5¾ (18.43) PR; 3. *Cooper Campbell (Ok) 59-1¼ (18.01); 4. **Patrick Larrison (Ks) 58-8½ (17.89) PR.

DT: 1. *Gabriel Oladipo (TxT) 187-0 (57.00); 2. ***Kevin Sakson’ (IaSt-Est) 180-5 (55.01); 3. ***Sean Stavinoha (Tx) 180-4 (54.96) PR; 4. *George Evans’ (Ks-GB) 178-3 (54.33).

HT: 1. Gleb Dudarev’ (Ks-Blr) 244-9 (74.61); 2. Vlad Pavlenko (IaSt) 219-8 (66.96); 3. *Edward Jeans’ (Ok-GB) 214-1 (65.26) PR; 4. **Bayley Campbell’ (Ok-GB) 212-2 (64.67).

JT: 1. Logan Wolfley (KsSt) 239-9 (73.08) PR; 2. Scott Fuchs (IaSt) 236-7 (72.12) PR; 3. Werner Bouwer’ (TxT-SA) 221-5 (67.50); 4. *Josh Haus (Ok) 210-7 (64.20).

Dec (5/14-15): 1. ***Leo Neugebauer’ (Tx-Ger) 7793 PR; 2. **Kristo Simulask’ (Ok-Est) 7391 PR; 3. **Matas Adamonis’ (KsSt-Lit) 7237; 4. *Fynn Zenker’ (TxT-Ger) 7007.

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