The Student News Site of Texas A&M University - College Station

The Battalion

The Student News Site of Texas A&M University - College Station

The Battalion

The Student News Site of Texas A&M University - College Station

The Battalion

Texas A&M utility Gavin Grahovac (9) throws the ball during A&Ms game against Georgia on Friday, April 26, 2024, at Olsen Field. (CJ Smith/The Battalion)
Southern slugfest
May 23, 2024
Texas A&M pitcher Evan Aschenbeck (53) reacts after throwing the final strike out during Texas A&M’s game against Mississippi State on Saturday, March 23, 2024, at Olsen Field. (Chris Swann/ The Battalion)
Down but not out
May 23, 2024
Advertisement
Texas A&M University System Chancellor John Sharp attends the Class of 1972 50-year reunion in Kyle Field on April 20, 2022.
A&M System’s Title IX director suspended after supporting Biden's Title IX changes
Nicholas Gutteridge, Managing Editor • May 23, 2024
Advertisement
A fighter jet squadron flies over during the National Anthem before Texas A&M’s game against Arkansas at Olsen Field on Saturday, May 18, 2024. (Chris Swann/The Battalion)
Bryan-College Station Regional participants announced
Ian Curtis, Sports Writer • May 27, 2024

For the second time in three seasons, No. 3 national seed Texas A&M baseball will host the Bryan-College Station Regional, where it’ll...

Advertisement
Beekeeper Shelby Dittman scoops bees back into their hive during a visit on Friday, April 5, 2024. (Kyle Heise/The Battalion)
Bee-hind the scenes
Shalina Sabih, Sports Writer • May 1, 2024

The speakers turn on. Static clicks. And a voice reads “Your starting lineup for the Texas A&M Aggies is …” Spectators hear that...

Kennedy White, 19, sits for a portrait in the sweats she wore the night of her alleged assault inside the Y.M.C.A building that holds Texas A&M’s Title IX offices in College Station, Texas on Feb. 16, 2024 (Ishika Samant/The Battalion).
'I was terrified'
April 25, 2024
Scenes from 74
Scenes from '74
April 25, 2024
Advertisement
Farewell from the graduating Battalion staff of 2024
Farewell from the graduating Battalion staff of 2024
The BattalionMay 4, 2024

Indoor teams look to win second straight conference title, first in SEC

 
 

As his teams brace for the 2013 SEC Indoor Championships, A&M track coach Pat Henry is speculating whether the Aggies new conference home, the SEC, or its last, the Big 12, is stronger in track and field.
Henry said the difference may hinge on a single school: Texas A&M.
The Big 12 was really good, Henry said. Some years the Big 12 is better and some years the SEC is better, but I think us moving to the SEC makes them that much better.
After sweeping the team titles at the 2012 Big 12 Championship, the A&M mens and womens indoor track teams look to make a run at a second straight conference title, albeit in a different conference, in Fayetteville, Ark. during the SEC Indoor Championships from Feb. 22 -24.
The No. 3 men and the No. 9 women will travel to the Randal Tyson Track Center to compete against some of the nations top ranked track teams. Arkansas and Floridas mens teams are ranked No. 1 and No. 2, respectively, while the women will face No. 1 LSU, No. 3 Arkansas, No. 6 Florida and No. 7 Georgia.
I feel good about what our people are doing, Coach Pat Henry said. Whether that will be good enough to win, that remains to be seen.
The Aggies will need to have solid outings by each member on the team. For the men, A&M returns three conference champions from 2012: Deon Lendore (400-meter), Ameer Webb (200-meter) and Prezel Hardy Jr. (60-meter).
The women will return with two conference champions, Kamaria Brown (200-meter) and Ashley Collier (60-meter). However, the defending mens and womens SEC champions in both the 60-meter and 200-meter will also return to compete against the Aggies. These matchups may give insight into the differences between the SEC and the Big 12.The men look for a strong performance from long distance runner, senior Henry Lelei, who recently broke a school record at the Texas A&M Invitational in the 3,000 meters with a time of seven minutes and 55.8 seconds.
The women will look for an effective execution from freshman LaQue Moen-Davis, who comes off a strong performance at the Texas A&M Invitational where she earned the title of SEC Freshman of the Week by winning first in the triple jump with a jump of 43 feet and 7.25 inches, the furthest jump of the year in the SEC to date.
Henry said the Aggies would also need dominant performances from their sprint groups. The sprinters have proven to be the strongest part of both the men and womens teams and need to demonstrate that this weekend.
We try to have balance, Coach Henry said. But our sprint groups will have to do well. We have good strength in both the 60 and 200 meters along with the hurdles and the relays.
While A&M is looking to pick up its first SEC Championship during its inaugural run in the conference, Henry will be seeking his 11th career SEC title. Before winning seven conference titles at A&M, Henry won 10 conference titles during his time as head coach at LSU.

Leave a Comment
Donate to The Battalion

Your donation will support the student journalists of Texas A&M University - College Station. Your contribution will allow us to purchase equipment and cover our annual website hosting costs.

More to Discover
Donate to The Battalion

Comments (0)

All The Battalion Picks Reader Picks Sort: Newest

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *