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Around Aggieland (5/28)

May 28, 2021
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During Friday's edition of TexAgs Radio, the fish bowl's own Richard Zane joined to share updates from the latest in Aggie Athletics as there is plenty to run down from the track, the tennis courts and much more.


Track & Field
The NCAA West Regionals continue this weekend at E.B. Cushing Stadium with the men’s quarterfinals concluding on Friday and the women wrap up action on Saturday.

On Wednesday, one Aggie clinched their spot in the NCAA Championships in Eugene, Oregon, while 11 others advanced to the quarterfinals.

  • Javelin thrower Sam Hankins qualified for the NCAA Championships with a throw of 214-7 (65.31m) to finish 10th (top 12 qualify).
  • Devon Achane advanced in both the 100m (10.04, +2.7) and 200m (20.56, +2.1).
  • Emmanuel Yeboah ran the fifth-fastest qualifying time in the 100m at 10.09 (+2.7).
  • Lance Broome won his 200m heat with the second-fastest qualifying time at 20.42 (+2.1).
  • Bryce Deadmon (400m), Brandon Miller (800m) and Moitalel Mpoke (400m hurdles) all won their heats.
  • Omajuwa Etiwe (400m), James Smith II (400m hurdles), Kirk Collins, Jr. (400m hurdles), Devin Dixon (800m) and Connor Schulman (110m hurdles) also advanced to the quarterfinals.

On Thursday, three Aggies punched their tickets to Eugene while seven others qualified for Saturday’s quarterfinals.

  • Long jumpers Tyra Gittens (22-9.75), Deborah Acquah (21-7.25) and Taryn Milton (personal best, 21-0.5) played in the top 12 to advance to the NCAA Championships.
  • Athing Mu (50.65) and Charokee Young (51.44) won their 400m heats.
  • Tierra Robinson-Jones finished second in her heat (51.98) to automatically advance.
  • Kaylah Robinson (12.89 +2.7) and Summer Thorpe (13.06, +2.0) each ran in the top three of their heats in the 100m hurdles to automatically advance.
  • Dominique Mustin (400m hurdles) and Laila Owens (200m) also advanced to Saturday’s quarterfinals.

The action continues on Friday and Saturday, with both days being streamed on the SEC Network+.

  • Friday: Field events begin at 1:00 p.m. CT with running events beginning at 6:00 p.m. CT
  • Saturday: Field events begin at 1:00 p.m. CT with running events beginning at 6:00 p.m. CT

Men’s Tennis (19-9, 7-5 in SEC play)
The NCAA Individual Championships began on May 23 at the USTA Campus in Orlando, and the Aggies had three representatives in the singles competition as well as a pairing in the doubles competition.

In doubles action, Aguilar and Bjorn Thompson fell to the No. 10 pairing Riley Smith and Daniel Cukierman of Southern California.

  • 3-6, 6-0

Women’s Tennis (21-8, 9-4 in SEC play)
The NCAA Individual Championships began on May 23 at the USTA Campus in Orlando, and the Aggies have one representative in the singles competition as well as a pairing in the doubles competition.

The No. 20 duo of Makarova and Jayci Goldsmith opened the doubles competition with a win over the No. 15 pairing of Maya Tahan and Diana Khodan of Miami (6-1, 6-4) to advance to the second round.

Baseball (29-27, 9-21 in SEC play)
On Monday, it was announced that senior first baseman Will Frizzell was named to a first-team All-SEC selection as voted by the league’s coaches.

  • Frizzell hit .343 with 46 runs scored, 13 doubles, 19 home runs and 50 RBIs.
  • His 19 home runs finished third in the SEC, while he paced the league in slugging percentage at .686.
  • A likely All-American, Frizzell is also a semifinalist for the Dick Howser Award.
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