Cowgirls Win Bedlam Match at Big 12 Indoor Championships

LINCOLN, Neb. – Oklahoma State’s women’s track and field team finished ninth at the Big 12 Championships in Lincoln, Neb., on Saturday. The Cowgirls scored a total of 49 points, which was the best finish for a Cowgirl team since 1997, when they placed sixth at the Big 12 Indoor Championships.

“We accomplished our goal of beating Oklahoma for our Bedlam series and raising our level of competitiveness in the Big 12,” head coach Rene Sepulveda said. “It was the first time we beat OU in the Indoor Championships in seven years.”

The Cowgirls had a strong performance from senior Paula Ogunbanjo, who placed sixth in the triple jump with a distance of 40-09.00 (12.42 meters), giving the Cowgirls three team points.

“It was tough competition that gave me good experience in my last indoor meet,” senior Paula Ogunbanjo said. “Oklahoma State has big things ahead of them.”

Junior Barbora Kuncova finished fifth with a time of 4:50.57 and senior Valentina Medina finished seventh with a time of 4:58.58 in the mile run, as they added six points to the team total.

In the 3k, senior Michelle Prowse finished sixth with a time of 9:36.97 and Kuncova had a time of 9:36.47 to finish in fifth-place, scoring seven points for the Cowgirls.


Senior Joanna Fedick also competed in the event and finished with a personal best 10:07.06. Fedick also had a personal best in the 1,000-meters with a time of 3:00.01.

Prowse (2:51.69) and freshman Eva Tomankova (2:53.36) competed in the 1,000-meter run, as they finished fifth and seventh, respectively.

In the shot put, senior Halee Prickett threw for 50-05.50 (15.38 meters) to place second and freshman Brandi Broaddus had a 13th–place finish with a throw of 42-09.00 (13.03 meters). Prickett’s finish gave the Cowgirls eight team points.

“She had probably the most inspirational performance for our team,” Sepulveda said. “Halee struggled with a back injury since January, and for her to come back and finish second is a big accomplishment.”



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