2010 US Big 12 Indoor Wrap-up
(Feb. 28, 2010): The Caribbean was well represented at the Big 12 Indoor Championships at the Lied Recreation Athletic Facility, Iowa State University over the weekend. Texas A&M’s Tabarie Henry (US Virgin Islands) by won the 400m in 46.28 secs, ahead of his teammate and Bahamian native Demetrius Pinder (46.49). Henry and Pinder later teamed up with Bryan Miller and Tran Howell to win the 4x4 relays for Texas A&M in 3.04.99 secs.
Other winners on the men side was Texas Tech’s Latoy Williams (T&T) who captured the 600 yards in 1:08.92. Baylor University Zwede Hewitt (T&T) was 4th behind Williams in 1:10.15 secs.
Baylor’s University’s Gavyn Nero (T&T) was 2nd in the 800m (1:50.17) behind teammate James Gilreath (1:49.21). Nero and Gilreath were part of the Baylor University team that earlier captured the Men’s Distance Medley in a new Big 12 Championship record time of 9:41.88 secs.
The reigning NCAA Indoor long jump champion, Nebraska’s Nicholas Gordon (Jam), was second in his pet event with a leap of 7.87m (25’-10.00”). Texas Tech’s Bryce Lamb won the event in a new Championship record of 8.14m (26’-8.50”).
University of Texas Freshman Keiron Stewart (Jam) was 4th in the 60m hurdles in 7.71 secs.
University of Texas’s Chantel Malone (British Virgin Islands) captured the women’s long jump title with a personal best and championship record 6.51m (21’-4.25”). Malone was also 4th in the triple jump with a leap of 12.91m (42’-4.25”).
Texas A&M Natasha Ruddock (Jam) suffered her first defeat of the season in the 60m hurdles when she finished second in 8.11 secs behind teammate Gabby Mayo, who ran a Lied Facility record of 8.05 secs. Ruddock has the season best 8.06 secs. in the event.
-O’Neil A. Reid