FAYETTEVILLE, Arche. – The Texas A&M Men’s and Women’s Track Teams opened the indoor season setting several all-time records, including Brandon miller who set a 600m under-20 world record on Friday night at the Randal Tyson Track Center.
Miller trailed after the first lap to his teammate Moitalel Mpoke before taking the lead in the race by completing the first 400 meters in 49.06. The 2021 NCAA outdoor 800m finalist continued to show his dominance, finishing the 600m race in 1: 15.49. Pending ratification, his time would prove to be a world indoor under-20 record over 600m. He marks the second fastest in Aggie history, only behind 12 times NCAA All-American Devin Dixon. Miller ranks as the sixth fastest all-time athlete in college history and is the only top 25 athlete whose time was in December. Mpoke was third overall at 1: 16.92, an all-time personal best 0.01.
“It was an abbreviated group that we traveled with today. The ones we took did very good things. Overall I was satisfied,” said the head coach. Pat henri noted. “Brandon miller had a wonderful day. Very rarely does something like this happen. He’s just a great young athlete, and he’s doing it in his sophomore year. “
Of the 40 or so Aggies who traveled, nine finished with an all-time top 12 at Texas A&M. The Maroon & White finished with seven individual event winners and one relay. Notably, Laila Owens ran a school record over 300m in 37.06. His Time ranks # 9 on the list of all-time artists. Charokee Young and Jania Martin followed in second and third. Young ran 37.33 on the 18the best time in collegiate history and Martin 37.49.
First-year student Bailey goggans became the fourth fastest Aggie of all time in the 1000m finishing with a time of 2: 50.10, while Caden Norris became the 11e fastest in the men’s 1000m in 2: 25.91.
Lamara Distin highlighted the trials on the field by winning the women’s high jump with a clearance of 6-1.25 / 1.86m, making her the second-best indoor athlete in school history. Pablo Zolezzi finished top college rider in the men’s shot put with a throw of 63-7 / 19.38m. The brand improved his previous record by seven feet and made him the fifth best player in A&M history.
Heather Abadie crossed 13-5.25 / 4.10m to place third in the pole vault, the jump made the first year the sixth best player of all time to compete in the Maroon & White.
Other notable performances included event winners Wes McPhail (mile, 4: 09.98), Connor schulman (60m hurdles, 8.05), Deborah Acquah (long jump, 20-9.75 / 6.34m), Carter Bajoit (high jump, 6-10.75 / 2.10m) and the men’s 4x400m group Jacques Lanier, Ashton schwartzman, James smith ii and Chevannie Hanson.
Texas A&M takes a break from competition before hosting the Ted Nelson Invitational Jan. 14-15 at Gilliam Indoor Stadium.
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