No. 1 A&M Women Win Third Straight Big 12 Title

Courtesy: Shawn Price, Texas A&M Sports Information

March 1, 2009   

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College Station – In becoming the first women’s team to win three consecutive Big 12 Indoor Championships, the No. 1 Texas A&M squad sprinted and jumped their way to 130 points on the decisive day of the meet in the Gilliam Indoor Track Stadium.

Gabby Mayo, the women’s high point scorer with 23 points, led the way from the start of the meet with a pair of victories in the 60 hurdles, a facility record of 8.20, and 60 meters, with a personal best of 7.28.

The Aggie women amassed 24 points in the 60, 21 in the 200, 21 in the triple jump, 14 in the 60 hurdles, 11 in the 400 and very pleasant surprise of 10 points in 600 yards. Then a win in the 4 x 400 capped off a rush of 111 points in the sprints, hurdles and triple jump on the second day of the Big 12 Championships.

Following the A&M women were Texas Tech (103.5), Nebraska (96.5), Baylor (86), and Texas (83.5).

The Aggie women have equaled Texas in the number of consecutive conference titles won between indoor and outdoor seasons. The 2009 Big 12 Indoor crown is the fifth consecutive for the A&M women since 2007.

"To win conference championships it takes a total team effort," Texas A&M coach Pat Henry said. "As you can see it took scoring in lots of places here this evening to win a championship. Our ladies lined it up and got it done.

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