Texas A&M sweeps NCAA outdoor titles



DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Texas A&M swept the men’s and women’s titles at the NCAA outdoor championships Saturday, becoming the first school to post dual three-peat champions.

The men needed to win the 1,600-meter relay for their third straight crown, and anchor Tabarie Henry held off LSU’s Riker Hylton to clinch the victory in 3 minutes, 0.62 seconds.

The Aggies finished with 55 points, one ahead of Florida State and two ahead of Florida.

The Texas A&M women clinched their third straight national team title by winning the 1,600-meter relay as well. Anchor Jessica Beard ran a meet-record split of 49:14 seconds to give the Aggies the crown over Oregon with 49 points.

The Ducks missed their first outdoor team title in 26 years, finishing four points behind Texas A&M. LSU was third with 43.5.