Claremore Daily Progress


February 25, 2013

TRACK: Tulsa finishes 2nd at C-USA Indoor Championships

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Led by Chris O’Hare winning both the 800 and mile, the Tulsa men’s track and field squad earned a second-place showing at the Conference USA Indoor Track and Field Championships held at the CrossPlex.

The Golden Hurricane finished with 126 points, trailing Houston, who scored 117 points during the second day of the championships to win with 143 total points.

“We had a great meet,” commented Head Coach Steve Gulley. “Houston was a little better. Overall though, we were happy with the finish.”

O’Hare became only the second athlete to win four consecutive C-USA indoor titles as he began the day winning the mile. O’Hare crossed the line in 4:15.89, while teammate Danny Thater was fifth in 4:18.00.

Hours later in the 800-meter run, O’Hare won his third consecutive indoor 800-meter crown with a time of 1:52.84. Freshman Simon Greiner earned a fifth-place showing in 1:54.79.

With his two wins today, O’Hare has seven career C-USA indoor individual titles, the most in league history.

“O’Hare had a great meet,” Gulley stated. “He was able to get three championships for us, and we’re very fortunate to have him.”

Freshman Bryce Robinson was named Freshman of the Meet, as he won the 60-meter dash and finished runner-up in the 200-meter dash. Robinson won the 60 in a time of 6.67, while fellow freshman John Teeters was fifth in 6.83.

Robinson, who rewrote the Tulsa record book yesterday with a time of 21.23 in the 200-meter dash, recorded a time of 21.19 to finish second in the finals of the 200. Senior Julian Frazier was fourth in 21.47, which Frazier’s time now ranks second in school history.

“We’re happy for Bryce that he got Freshman of the Year,” Gulley said. “He handled the pressure of the meet well, and we were happy with his performance.”

Tulsa had four of the top-eight finishes in the 3,000-meter run, as senior Paul Pinheiro claimed second in a time of 8:16.70. Freshman Marc Scott was third in 8:16.85, and sophomore Tim Rackers was fourth in 8:17.70. Thater claimed seventh with a time of 8:24.89.

Sophomore Chase Sammons snared fourth in the shot put with a heave of 53 feet, 9 inches, while freshman Alex Lybarger was ninth with a throw of 49 feet, 4.25 inches.

The Tulsa 4x400-meter relay squad of Matt Davis, Frazier, Andrew Jameson and Robinson clocked the third-fastest time in program history to claim second-place. The TU crew earned a time of 3:14.17.


Senior Sarah Macpherson won the mile, while Katherine Camp claimed victory in the 800-meter dash during the final day of the Conference USA Indoor Track and Field Championship on Sunday.

As a squad, the Hurricane finished eighth with 37 points, improving from its 10th place showing a year ago.

“We were happy having three titles during the championships,” Gulley said. “I’m happy that we improved on our showing from last year, but we do have some things to work on.”

Senior Carolin Imhof earned a seventh-place showing in the pentathlon with 3,502 points. Imhof had the third-best mark in the long jump with a jump of 18 feet, 3.75 inches.

Sophomore Brandi Krieg was eighth in the 5,000-meters with a time of 17:20.87, while fellow sophomore Natasha Cockram was ninth in 17:23.10.

Junior Katherine Camp logged the fastest time during the qualifying round of the 800-meter run, crossing the line in 2:10.96. Senior Lauren Collette snared the final spot in tomorrow’s final with a time of 2:12.58.

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