Wright-Cruse sets ATC record in 55 meters, Tech Shines in Preliminaries
Jan. 25, 2002
The Texas Tech track teams completed the first day of action at the Texas Tech Classic in the Athletic Training Center on the Tech campus Friday evening with abounding success.
Senior-sprinter Monique Wright-Cruse continued to run well as she sprinted to an ATC record 6.84 seconds time in the 55-Meter dash which also provisionally qualifies her for the NCAA indoor meet. Tiffany Green also turned in a NCAA provisional qualifying time in the 200 sprinting to a 24.36 finish as she too won her heat and advanced to tomorrow's finals.
In the pole vault Tech took first and second as sophomore Robby Carey cleared a personal best height of 4.9 Meters as he finished second in misses to teammate Ken Wilson. Redshirt sophomore Jason Young also set a personal best throw in the 35 pound weight throw as he provisionally qualified for the NCAAs with a toss of 19.23-meters. In the running events Tech will send six runners to the finals in the 400, including Albert Booker (48.37), Jason Lovell (48.99), Ivory McCann (49.09) and Julieon Raeburn (49.26).
The Texas Tech Classic will finish tomorrow afternoon with the women's pole vault starting at noon and the finals in the women's 55-Meter hurdles running at 2 p.m.