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Texas A&M University head track and field coach Pat Henry was named National Men’s & Women’s Head Coach of the Year for the outdoor track and field season. This was the second consecutive year Henry has received the award.

United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) awarded the national coaching honor following a vote by the coaches. Henry guided Texas A&M to a second sweep of national team titles during the recent NCAA Championships held in Eugene, Oregon.

While the Aggie women enjoyed a 15-point victory over host Oregon by scoring 72 points at Hayward Field, the A&M men needed a victory in the final event, the 4x400 relay, to secure the team title by one point over Florida, 55-54.

It marked the first win for the Aggies in the 4x400 relay, where they set a school record of 3:00.89, since 1989. Texas A&M had been runner-up in the event the past three years. They picked up points in seven different events.

The Aggie women enjoyed victories in the 200 meters and 4x100 relay in Eugene as they scored in eight different events. The point total of 72 points was the most since 2002 when Sou...

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