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Lamb Qualifies for NCAA Championships

Markus Henderson
Markus Henderson

Jan. 21, 2011


LUBBOCK, Texas - The Texas Tech track team had fireworks on the first day of the Texas Tech Invitational held at the Athletic Training Center, as All-American Bryce Lamb automatically qualified for the NCAA Indoor Championships in the long jump.

Lamb wasted little time in making his mark in the long jump for the 2011 season. The sophomore jumped 7.98M/26'-2.25" on his first attempt and automatically qualified for the NCAA Indoor Championships with his winning jump. His mark is currently tied for the third-best jump in the NCAA.

Markus Henderson returned to form after a late season injury last year. The junior ran a 21.11 in the 200M to win and currently sits tied for third in the NCAA with his time. Lady Raider Tiffany Hines had a strong second meet by winning the women's 200M. She ran a 24.48 to pace the field.

The women's distance medley relay of Purity Biwott, Candace Jackson, Caroline Jepleting and Caroline Karunde opened the season with an 11:28.16 to win the relay.

Kelly Closse won her second weight throw of the season with a mark of 19.96M/65'-6". She beat the field by more than 11 feet.

Latoy Williams opened his season with a victory in the 600Y. He won with an impressive 1:10.73. The Lady Raiders had two in the top three in the 600Y. Taylor Evans placed second with a 1:22.64 while Meshawn Graham was third in a time of 1:24.46.



In the last event of the evening Darrell Roddick cleared 2.13M/6'-11.25" and place second.

The second day of the Texas Tech Invitational will begin tomorrow at 9 a.m. with the women's pole vault `B' and running starts at 11:30 a.m.

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