STILLWATER – Oklahoma State men’s and women’s track & field each moved into the top 15 in the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) polls after huge weekends at the Razorback Invitational, the organization announced Monday.
The Cowboys jumped 11 spots in the polls to No. 9 with impressive marks in the Mile and Distance Medley Relay events this past weekend. Fouad Messaoudi, Ryan Schoppe and Alex Maier combine for 72.33 of the Cowboys’ 77.52 points in the ratings with each cracking the top 10 in at least one individual event as well as participating in the second-ranked DMR in the NCAA.
Messaoudi’s school-record time of 3:54.98 in the Mile ranks him fifth in the country to go along with his No. 7 ranking in the 3,000 Meters. Maier also dipped below four minutes in the Mile to pair with his No. 3 ranking in the 5,000 Meters.
On the women’s side, the Cowgirls rose four spots to No. 14 with Gabija Galvydyte, Natalie Cook and Bailey Golden accounting for 55.72 of the Cowgirls’ 65.41 points overall.
Galvydyte currently ranks sixth in the Mile and 13th in the 800 Meters individually as well as competing as the opening leg of the fifth-ranked Cowgirl DMR. Cook’s school record 5,000 Meter time of 15:24.26 puts her fourth in the NCAA in what was her first collegiate indoor race.
In the field, Golden set the school record in the Pentathlon at the Razorback Invitational, moving her up to No. 6 in the country in the event. Teammates Ariadni Adamopoulou (No. 13, Pole Vault) and Maddie Meiner (No. 15, Pentathlon) also contribute to the Cowgirls’ highest indoor team ranking since week three of the 2022 season.
After an off week this week, OSU will return to the track Feb. 10-11 for the Tyson Invitational and Husky Classic in Fayetteville, AR, and Seattle, respectively.
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