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Texas Tech Has Quick Start To Weekend

Bryce Lamb jumped an nation-leading 26' 0.75
Bryce Lamb jumped an nation-leading 26' 0.75

Both the men's and women's DMR teams gathered first place finishes Friday night.

Jan. 20, 2012

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LUBBOCK, Texas - Head coach Wes Kittley knew Bryce Lamb would turn some heads during his first jump of the season.

Shortly into the opening night of the Texas Tech Open, that's exactly what happened.

The lone indoor All-American on the men's team, while holding the attention of most inside the Athletic Training Center, jumped 26' 0.75" on his second attempt. With the single jump, he leaped to the current No. 1 ranking in the country, and jumped out to a quick start to his junior indoor season.

"That is just a great start for him," Kittley said. "We knew he could jump that, and tonight he showed it."

It was the first of four first place finishes by Texas Tech on the night.

Lamb's jump was a quick start for Tech, who had another good showing during its second meet of the indoor season. For the second consecutive week, All-American Kelly Closse won the weight throw competition, and set a new Athletic Training Center record in the process with a toss of 68' 7.25".

"I thought Kelly Closse had a really good night along with Bryce Lamb," Kittley said. "Bryce should be ranked near the top in the nation next week. I was really proud of how our DMR relays competed also. I'm really looking forward to tomorrow, and to see what we can do."

Both the men's and women's distance medley relay team took home first place finishes. The men's `A' group finished with a time of 10:13.08. The women's `A' group finished with a first place time of 11:55.14.

The Texas Tech Open will resume tomorrow morning inside the Athletic Training Center. Field events are set to begin at 10 a.m. while the running events will follow at 11 a.m.



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