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Around Aggieland (5/17)

May 17, 2021

During Monday's edition of TexAgs Radio, Richard Zane joined to take us Around Aggieland and provided updates from the diamonds, the tennis courts and beyond following a busy weekend for the Maroon & White.

Track & Field
Over the weekend, Texas A&M hosted the 2021 Southeastern Conference Outdoor Championships at E.B. Cushing Stadium in Bryan-College Station.

  • Tyra Gittens won the women’s heptathlon with a world-leading score of 6,418 points.
  • Deborah Acquah won the women’s long jump title with a leap of 22-3.75(6.80m) to sweep the indoor and outdoor long jump titles.
  • Athing Mu won the women’s 400m title with an American under-20 record time of 49.84, setting the SEC Meet record, the E.B. Cushing facility record and the Texas A&M school record.
  • Moitalel Mpoke won the men’s 400m Hurdles title with a collegiate-leading time of 48.89, setting a school record and setting the Olympic qualifying standard.
  • Brandon Miller won the men’s 800m title with a personal-best time of 1:45.95, the fourth-fastest American under-20 time of all time.
  • Texas A&M’s women’s 4x400m relay team of Mu, Tierra Robinson-Jones, Charokee Young and Jaevin Reed won the 4x400m with a collegiate-leading time of 3:26.17, which is currently the fastest time in the world.
  • Texas A&M finished tied for sixth on the men’s side and finished fourth on the women’s side as Arkansas won both the men’s and women’s SEC Championships.

The Aggies will host the NCAA West Prelims at E.B. Cushing Stadium, beginning a week from Wednesday. All four days will be streamed on the SEC Network+.

  • Wednesday, May 26: Field events begin at 1:30 p.m. CT, running events begin at 6:00 p.m. CT.
  • Thursday, May 27: Field events begin at 1:30 p.m. CT, running events begin at 6:00 p.m. CT.
  • Friday, May 28: Field events begin at 1:00 p.m. CT, running events begin at 5:30 p.m. CT.
  • Saturday, May 29: Field events begin at 1:00 p.m. CT, running events begin at 5:30 p.m. CT.

Softball (31-21, 8-17 in SEC play)
On Sunday evening, it was announced that Texas A&M will be in the NCAA Tournament as the Aggies are headed to the Norman Regional, with play beginning on Friday, May 21.

  • The postseason bid is Texas A&M’s 19th consecutive bid.
  • Also in the Norman Regional is No. 1-overall seed Oklahoma, Wichita State and Morgan State.

Texas A&M faces Wichita State (39-11-1) on Friday evening.

  • First pitch is set for 5:00 p.m. CT and will be televised on ESPN2.

Men’s Tennis (18-8, 7-5 in SEC play)
No. 8 Texas A&M has advanced to the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament and will face No. 16 Mississippi State on Monday, May 17. 

Women’s Tennis (21-8, 9-4 in SEC play)
No. 10 Texas A&M fell to No. 7 Florida State, 4-2, in the Sweet 16 on Sunday.

With the team season wrapped up, Tatiana Makarova and Jayci Goldsmith will play in the NCAA Individual Championships, beginning May 23.

  • Makarova will be playing in singles action as the 25th-ranked player.
  • The doubles pairing of Makarova and Goldsmith will play as the 20th-ranked pair.

Men’s Golf
No. 14 Texas A&M is headed to the NCAA Albuquerque Regional as the #3 seed. The NCAA Championships begins May 17-19 at the Championship Course at the University of New Mexico.

  • This is A&M’s 25th all-time NCAA Championship appearance and the Aggies’ 17th out of the last 18.
  • The other 13 teams playing in the Albuquerque regional include Oklahoma, Arizona State, Texas Tech, New Mexico, Stanford, Oregon State, Boise State, South Carolina, Nevada, San Diego, New Mexico State, Oakland and Prairie View A&M.
  • The low-five teams will advance to the NCAA Finals, which will be played May 28-June 2 at Grayhawk Golf Club in Scottsdale, Arizona.

Baseball (28-25, 8-19 in SEC play)
Texas A&M dropped a series to Auburn this weekend, and now, the Aggies no longer control their own SEC Tournament destiny.

With three games to play, A&M is tied for 12th with Auburn, and Auburn holds the head-to-head tiebreaker over A&M. Missouri is a game back of A&M and Auburn, and Missouri owns the head-to-head tiebreaker over A&M.

T12. Auburn (8-19) -- GB (at MIZ)
T12. Texas A&M (8-19) -- GB (vs. LSU)
14. Missouri (7-20) 1.0 GB (vs. AUB)

Texas A&M’s SEC Tournament scenarios are as follows:

  • If Auburn sweeps Missouri, A&M is out.
  • If Auburn wins the series, 2-1, A&M must sweep LSU.
  • If Missouri wins the series, 2-1, A&M must win the LSU series, 2-1.
  • If Missouri sweeps Auburn, A&M must sweep LSU.

The Aggies wrap up the regular season this weekend as LSU comes to Bryan-College Station.

  • Thursday, May 20: 6:00 p.m. CT on ESPNU
  • Friday, May 21: 6:30 p.m. CT on SEC Network+
  • Saturday, May 22: 2:00 p.m. CT on SEC Network+
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