Day two of the 2024 Big 12 Outdoor Track and Field Championship were held Friday in Waco, Texas. The meet saw several lightning delays that pushed the final event, the women’s 3000m steeplechase, back to 12:30 a.m.

Mikenna Vanderheyden was the first Mountaineer to score points for the team with her fourth place finish in the steeplechase event. The redshirt senior posted a time of 10:13.39 to give West Virginia five team points. 

Sarah Tait finished shortly behind Vanderheyden in the steeplechase with a time of 10:22.24. The time was good for ninth place, just missing out on scoring points for WVU by one place. It was Tait’s, a sophomore, first time participating in the conference championship meet.

The meet will continue on Saturday which will now include the women’s 800m preliminary races as a timed final.

It will be a busy final day for the Mountaineers as they will have athletes in the women’s high jump, 800-meter final, 5,000 meter final and the 4×400 meter relay.