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2012 Top Moments Indoors: No. 1 - Closse Captures Big 12 Title

Kelly Closse captured her second-consecutive Big 12 championship in the weight throw on Feb. 24.

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No. 1 Closse Captures Second Consecutive Big 12 title

March 16, 2012

The Moment:

- Kelly Closse

Heading into the Big 12 Championships in College Station, Texas on Feb. 24, senior Kelly Closse already had four wins in the weight throw. Closse had put together a dominating performance on the year and had no intentions of slowing down. At the Big 12 Indoor Championships, she proved that by capturing her second-consecutive Big 12 title in the weight throw competition. Closse recorded a toss of 70'-8.00" to capture the championship by nearly two feet over Alena Krechyk of Kansas.

What it Meant:

Closse capped off a dominating indoor season with the conference title and was later recognized for her efforts by earning the Women's Mountain Region Field Athlete of the Year award. She ended her indoor season with a second-team All-American honor after finishing 12th overall at teh NCAA Indoor Championships in Nampa, Idaho.

Head Coach Wes Kittley's Take:

"It shows that our throws program is fantastic. We had a national champion in 2009 and we have just continued that with Kelly this year. It just shows what a premier and consistent throws program that we have here at Texas Tech."



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