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Brandon Miller, Texas A&M track start off indoor season with a bang – 247Sports

Both Texas A&M track teams opened their indoor seasons this weekend. The following is a release from Aggie Athletics.

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The Texas A&M men’s and women’s track & field teams opened the indoor season setting multiple all-time marks, including Brandon Miller, who set an under-20 600m all-time world best, Friday night at the Randal Tyson Track Center in Fayetteville, Ark.

Miller trailed after the first lap to teammate Moitalel Mpoke before taking control of the race completing the first 400m in 49.06. The 2021 NCAA outdoor 800m runner-up, continued to show his dominance as he finished the 600m race at 1:15.49. His time bettered Mohammed Aman’s 1:15.60 of Ethiopia, proving to be an under-20 indoor 600m all-time world best. It marks the second fastest in Aggie history, only behind 12-time NCAA All-American Devin Dixon. Miller ranks as the sixth fastest performer all-time in collegiate history and is the only athlete in the top-25 whose time occurred in December. Mpoke placed third overall at 1:16.92, an all-time personal best by .01.

“It was an abbreviated group that we traveled with today. The ones we took did some really great things. Overall, I was pleased,” head coach Pat Henry said. “Brandon Miller had a tremendous day. Very seldom does something like that happen. He’s just a great young athlete, and doing it as a sophomore.”

Of the 40 or so Aggies that traveled, nine finished with an all-time Texas A&M top-12 mark. The Maroon & White finished with seven individual event winners and one relay. Most notably, Laila Owens ran a school record 300m time of 37.06. Her time ranks No. 9 on the all-time collegiate performer list. Charokee Young and Jania Martin followed in second and third. Young ran 37.33, the 18th fastest time in collegiate history and Martin 37.49.

Freshman Bailey Goggans became the fourth fastest Aggie all-time in the 1000m as she finished with a time of 2:50.10, while Caden Norris became the 11th fastest performer in the men’s 1000m at 2:25.91.

Lamara Distin highlighted the field events winning the women’s high jump with a clearance of 6-1.25/1.86m, which makes her the second best indoor performer in school history. Pablo Zolezzi finished as the top collegian in the men’s weight throw with a toss of 63-7/19.38m. The mark bettered his previous best by seven-feet and made him the fifth best performer in A&M history.

Heather Abadie cleared 13-5.25/4.10m to place third in pole vault. The jump made the freshman the sixth best performer all-time to compete in the Maroon & White.

Other notable performances include 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 of Jake Lanier, Ashton Schwartzman, James Smith II and Chevannie Hanson.

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Source: https://247sports.com/college/texas-am/Article/Brandon-Miller-Texas-AM-track-start-off-indoor-season-with-a-bang-177221886/

Both Texas A&M track teams opened their indoor seasons this weekend. The following is a release from Aggie Athletics.

***************

The Texas A&M men’s and women’s track & field teams opened the indoor season setting multiple all-time marks, including Brandon Miller, who set an under-20 600m all-time world best, Friday night at the Randal Tyson Track Center in Fayetteville, Ark.

Miller trailed after the first lap to teammate Moitalel Mpoke before taking control of the race completing the first 400m in 49.06. The 2021 NCAA outdoor 800m runner-up, continued to show his dominance as he finished the 600m race at 1:15.49. His time bettered Mohammed Aman’s …….

Both Texas A&M track teams opened their indoor seasons this weekend. The following is a release from Aggie Athletics.

***************

The Texas A&M men’s and women’s track & field teams opened the indoor season setting multiple all-time marks, including Brandon Miller, who set an under-20 600m all-time world best, Friday night at the Randal Tyson Track Center in Fayetteville, Ark.

Miller trailed after the first lap to teammate Moitalel Mpoke before taking control of the race completing the first 400m in 49.06. The 2021 NCAA outdoor 800m runner-up, continued to show his dominance as he finished the 600m race at 1:15.49. His time bettered Mohammed Aman’s …….

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