Big 12 Women — Alfred Dashes 10.81 & 10.80w

Julien Alfred now stands at No. 3 on the all-time collegiate 100 list. (ASHLEIGH YOUNG/TEXAS ATHLETICS)

LUBBOCK, TEXAS, May 13-15 — Texas triumphed over Texas Tech 173½–162, but the real story of the Big 12 Women was the emergence of Longhorn sprinter Julien Alfred as a major contender in the dash. In the heats, the speedy soph zipped a stunning 10.81 to become the No. 3 collegiate sprinter ever. Sure, she had a healthy 1.7 wind, and sure, the meet was held in Lubbock, at a friendly 981m of altitude. But still. Her previous PR was the 10.98 she ran to win at Mt. SAC.

In the final, Alfred — who represents St. Lucia internationally — showed she was no fluke, hitting 10.80w with a tad too much breeze (2.4). That was the No. 5 collegiate performance ever, all conditions. Behind her came fellow Longhorn Kevona Davis in 10.83w, with Tech’s Rosemary Chukwuma at 10.88w.

Earlier in the day, Alfred and her teammates made Texas the No. 5 school ever in the 4×1, winning the relay with a 42.35 ahead of Texas Tech (42.75, No. 10 school ever). Longhorn sprint dominance extended to the 200 and 400, where Kynnedy Flannel (22.23) and Stacey Ann Williams (50.21) won.

One of the most stunning races came in the 100H, where Demisha Roswell of Tech came from behind at the lean to beat favored Ackera Nugent of Baylor in a collegiate leader 12.44 to Nugent’s 12.45, the two moving to =4 and 6 on the ATL, with the wind blowing a 1.5.

Monae’ Nichols produced an outdoor world leader for Texas Tech in the long jump, spanning 22-10½ (6.97) to move into a tie at No. 3 among collegians all-time. That topped teammate Ruth Usoro’s 22-3 (6.78). Usoro the next day won the triple jump with a windy 45-9 (13.94).

Solid marks abounded in the jumps, where Tech’s Sidney Sapp cleared 6-2¼ (1.89) and Oklahoma frosh Olivia Lueking vaulted 14-7½ (4.46).

The throws were equally impressive: Kayli Johnson of Texas Tech hit 58-4¾ (17.80) in the shot; Alexandra Emilianov of Kansas won the discus at 198-5 (60.48) and Oklahoma’s Lauren Jones hammered 222-1 (67.69).

The meet was capped by Baylor blazing a solo 3:26.92 to put itself into the national 4×4 picture.


BIG 12 WOMEN’S RESULTS

(altitude 981m)

(5/13—10K, HT, JT; 5/14—St, PV, LJ, SP)

1. Texas 173½; 2. Texas Tech 162; 3. Oklahoma 101½; 4. Baylor 92; 5. Iowa State 73; 6. Oklahoma State 55; 7. Kansas 53; 8. Kansas State 41; 9. West Virginia 38; 10. TCU 29.

100(2.4): 1. **Julien Alfred’ (Tx-StL) 10.80w (a-c CL) (a-c: 5, 5 C); 2. **Kevona Davis’ (Tx-Jam) 10.83w (a-c: =7, =7 C);

3. **Rosemary Chukwuma’ (TxT-Ngr) 10.88w (a-c: =12, x C); 4. *Kynnedy Flannel (Tx) 11.06w; 5. Caira Pettway (Bay) 11.06w.

Heats: II(1.7)–1. Alfred’ 10.81 (CL) (3, 3 C) (a-c: 5, 5 C).

200(2.0): 1. Flannel 22.23; 2. Davis’ 22.26; 3. Chukwuma’ 22.33; 4. Alfred 22.64; 5. **Mariah Ayers (Bay) 22.71.

400: 1. *Stacey Ann Williams’ (Tx-Jam) 50.21; 2. *Kennedy Simon (Tx) 50.68; 3. **Rhasidat Adeleke’ (Tx-Ire) 50.70;

4. Francis’ 51.15; 5. ***Imaobong Nse Uko’ (Bay-Ngr) 51.24.

800: 1. Aaliyah Miller (Bay) 2:02.31; 2. ***Gabija Galvydytė’ (OkSt-Lit) 2:03.79; 3. Honour Finley (Ks) 2:05.05; 4. **Michaela Lewis (TxT) 2:05.49.

1500: 1. **Taylor Roe (OkSt) 4:17.00; 2. *Hayley Jackson (WV) 4:23.02; 3. *Kassidy Johnson (KsSt) 4:23.79; 4. **Gracie Morris (TCU) 4:24.00.

St: 1. **Ceili McCabe’ (WV-Can) 10:12.87; 2. **Lona Latema’ (Ks-Ken) 10:20.75; 3. *Janette Schraft (IaSt) 10:30.85; 4. Sylvia Russell (WV) 10:31.32.

5000: 1. *Dana Feyen (IaSt) 16:27.62; 2. *Isabel Hebner (Tx) 16:27.99; 3. **Lona Latema’ (Ks-Ken) 16:39.99; 4. Winrose Chesang’ (IaSt-Ken) 16:43.78.

10,000: 1. **Gabby Hentemann (OkSt) 34:18.58; 2. Feyen 34:19.80; 3. Chesang’ 34:34.44.

100H(1.5): 1. *Demisha Roswell’ (TxT-Jam) 12.44 (CL) (=4, =4 C); 2. ***Ackera Nugent’ (Bay-Jam) 12.45 (6, 6 C);

3. Alexis Duncan (Bay) 12.93; 4. Camri Austin (Ok) 12.97; 5. Milan Young (Tx) 13.20.

400H: 1. **Gontse Morake’ (Bay-SA) 56.19; 2. **Sylvia Schulz’ (TxT-Ger) 58.10; 3. Young 59.07.

4 x 100: 1. Texas 42.35 (CL) (#5 school) (Alfred’, Adeleke’, Davis’, Flannel); 2. Texas Tech 42.75 (#10 school);

3. Baylor 43.65; 4. Oklahoma 43.92.

4 x 400: 1. Baylor 3:26.92 (Ayers, Francis’, Morake’, Uko’); 2. Texas Tech 3:32.63; 3. Kansas State 3:35.08; 4. Oklahoma State 3:37.83; 5. Kansas 3:38.30.

Field Events

HJ: 1. *Sidney Sapp (TxT) 6-2¼ (1.89); 2. *Rylee Anderson (Ks) 6-0 (1.83); 3. Tyra Gittens’ (Tx-Tri) 5-10¾ (1.80); 4. **Trinity Tomlinson (Tx) 5-10¾.

PV: 1. ***Olivia Lueking (Ok) 14-7½ (4.46); 2. Tuesdi Tidwell (Bay) 14-1¼ (4.30); 3. *Kasey Staley (TCU) 14-1¼.

LJ: 1. Monae’ Nichols (TxT) 22-10½ (6.97) (WL, AL, CL) (=3, =3 C) ;

2. Ruth Usoro’ (TxT-Ngr) 22-3 (6.78); 3. Tyra Gittens’ (Tx-Tri) 21-6¾ (6.57); 4. *Khyasia Caldwell (TCU) 21-2½ (6.46); 5. **Rūta Lasmane’ (TxT-Lat) 21-¾ (6.42); 6. ***Velecia Williams’ (KsSt-Jam) 21-¾.

TJ: 1. Usoro’ 45-9w (13.94); 2. Lasmane’ 45-3¾w (13.81); 3. **Onaara Obamuwagun’ (TxT-Ngr) 44-11¾ (13.71);

4. Johnson 44-2½w (13.47) (43-3¾/13.20).

SP: 1. Kayli Johnson (TxT) 58-4¾ (17.80); 2. *Payden Montana (Ok) 56-6½ (17.23); 3. **Marilyn Nwora (Tx) 56-5¼ (17.20); 4. Alexandra Emilianov’ (Ks-Mol) 56-4½ (17.18).

DT: 1. Emilianov’ 198-5 (60.48); 2. Lauren Jones (Ok) 185-0 (56.38); 3. Seasons Usual (TxT) 183-1 (55.81); 4. *Emily March (IaSt) 182-6 (55.62).

HT: 1. Jones 222-1 (67.69); 2. **Emma Robbins (KsSt) 217-1 (66.17); 3. Antonella Creazzola’ (IaSt-Ven) 205-1 (62.50).

JT: 1. Rhiley Fritz (Tx) 164-9 (50.22); 2. Callie Jones (TxT) 162-9 (49.62); 3. ***Sydney Juszczyk (TCU) 159-11 (48.75).

Hept(5/13-14): 1. **Kristine Blaževiča’ (Tx-Lat) 6064; 2. Callie Jones (TxT) 5864; 3. **Bailey Golden (OkSt) 5802; 4. ***Olivija Vaitaitytė’ (OkSt-Lit) 5770; 5. **Urtė Bačianskaitė’ (KsSt-Lit) 5664. ◻︎

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