Brazoswood’s Robert “Sam” Whitmarsh and South Plains Community College’s Moitalel Mpoke signed with the Texas A&M men’s track and field team Thursday.
Whitmarsh won seven of eight 800-meter dashes last year, capped by winning the Class 6A state championship in a personal-best 1 minute, 51.73 seconds. He also won the 400 at last year’s District 23-6A meet in a personal-best 48.25.
Mpoke is a two-time NJCAA champion, winning the 600 (1:16.93) and 800 (1:52.64) at the 2020 national indoor meet. He will be eligible for the 2021 outdoor season.
Texas A&M All-American Tyra Gittens wasted no time declaring she is ready to follow up her Southeastern Conference accomplishments from last season, and freshman Athing Mu introduced herself to Aggie fans by shattering the meet record in the 800 meters on Saturday at the Ted Nelson Invitational.