Texas Women’s Track and Field Celebrates with UT Tower Lighting

(via University of Texas Athletics)
(via University of Texas Athletics)

The top-ranked Texas Women's Track and Field team celebrated its 2014 Big 12 Outdoor title Tuesday evening. The UT Tower was bathed in burnt orange lighting in recognition of the team's victory over the weekend.

The Longhorn women claimed their eighth Big 12 outdoor crown by totaling 149 points during the three-day meet (May 16-18) in Lubbock, Texas. Baylor was second with 113.50.

Per UT tradition, the Tower is illuminated in burnt orange from top-to-bottom when an athletics team wins a conference championship.

It marked the 19th outdoor league title in the history of Texas women's track and field (11 in the Southwest Conference). Texas swept the season Big 12 indoor and outdoor titles for the fifth time and first since 2006.

The Longhorns claimed a meet-best eight event titles, led by a pair of individual ones from sophomore Mokolake Akinosun (100 and 200 meters).

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