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Lone Star Showdown Finale - Texas vs. Texas A&M

May 14, 2009

DALLAS -- The 2008-2009 State Farm Lone Star Showdown has come down to the final event. Heading into this weekend's Big 12 Outdoor Track & Field Championships, the University of Texas leads Texas A&M 9.5 points to 7.5.

Two full points are up for grabs at this weekend's meet in Lubbock, which lasts all day Thursday through Saturday. The men's and women's team with the highest finish between the two universities will each earn a point for their respective school.

By winning the point for both men's and women's outdoor track & field, Texas A&M would force a 9.5 to 9.5 tie in the standings. As the defending champions, Texas A&M would retain the trophy according to the rules agreed upon by both schools. Texas could reclaim the trophy by winning just one of the outdoor track & field points.

This marks the fifth year of the State Farm Lone Star Showdown, which is administered by IMG. Texas leads the Showdown series 3-1. State Farm has been the presenting sponsor of the Showdown since its inception.

For more information, please contact:

Adam Hochfelder, IMG College 972-392-5753
Brad Hilliard, IMG College 469-463-0760

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