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Oklahoma State Track News: Flaquer, Mixon, Mackay depart

Three Oklahoma State track and field assistant coaches are leaving the track and field program.

Assistant coach Teran Mixon, sprints coach Diego Flaquer and throws coach Lucais Mackay will be pursuing other opportunities. Flaquer has accepted the sprints coach position at Miami (FL) and Mackay has accepted the throws coach position at Penn State.

Mixon was an assistant coach for one year. Before she was an assistant coach, Mixon was a graduate assistant for head coach Dave Smith for two and a half years, and was a member of the Cowgirls cross country and track and field teams for five years.

Flaquer was the sprints coach for three years. He was OSU’s first sprints coach in 30 years.

Mackay was the throws coach for one year. He won the 2003 national title in the hammer throw at the University of Georgia.

Cowboys going Pro

Two former Cowboys have gone pro this summer.

Reigning national champion in the hammer throw Nick Miller is now pro with Nike Great Britain. Miller will represent Great Britain in the hammer throw at the Rio Olympics.

Former Cowboy Chad Noelle is now pro with Asics. Noelle failed to qualify in the 1,500 meters for the U.S. National Team.

Cowgirl middle distance adds depth

Cowgirl middle distance is one of the top groups in the country. Led by Kaela Edwards, Savannah Camacho and Clara Nichols, the Cowgirls took home one national title, three first-team All-American honors and four Big 12 titles in 2016. Chelsea Jarvis, formerly of Florida State, transferred to OSU. She has two remaining years of eligibility. Jarvis earned two All-ACC honors in the 800 meters in her sophomore season.