Tech Sets Numerous Personal Records at Tyson Invite|
Feb. 11, 2011
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. - Behind numerous personal personal-best performances, the No. 4 Red Raiders and No. 18 Lady Raiders shined on the first day of the Tyson Invitational in Fayetteville, Ark.
The Tech hurdle crew had a strong day in the 60M hurdles. Two of the Lady Raiders advanced to the semi-final round and set personal-best times. Kelsey Lloyd ran a 7.45 in the semi-finals and Katie Grimes ran a 7.48 in the consolation final.
The Red Raiders advanced two to the final after putting four in the semi-finals in the 60M hurdles. Three of the four continued Tech's theme of personal-best times. Jamele Mason ran his fastest time in the preliminaries with a 7.83. Mason placed eighth in the finals. Brandon Tucker's career-high time came in the consolation final with a 7.84.
Caroline Karunde ran her career-best time of 4:40.43 in the mile and placed second in the invitational section. The time puts her into the top 10 of the NCAA.
Shade Weygandt cleared 4.25M/13'-11.25" to finish second in the women's pole vault invitational. The collegiate leader, Tina Sutej of Arkansas, won the event.
Bryce Lamb on his first jumped went 7.77M/25'-6.25" in the long jump and placed sixth in the event overall.
The personal-best times kept rolling throughout the meet for Texas Tech. Terra Evans, the only to advance out of preliminaries in the 60M, ran a 7.37. The 7.37 is a new school record in the 60M.
Markus Henderson ran his personal best of 7.83 to advance to the semi-finals in the 60M but pulled out to focus on the 200M tomorrow.
In the women's 800M invitational section two Lady Raiders run season-best times. Caroline Jepleting ran a strong 2:08.40 to finish in seventh while teammate Purity Biwott finished in 2:09.71 in ninth.
Jessie Gibbs finished ninth in the college section of the women's pole vault by clearing 3.60M/11'-9.75".
Winrose Taniu was 24th with a 16:28.42 and Rose Tanui ran a 16:30.98 to place 27th at the Washington Husky Classic in Seattle, Wash.
Tech will start competing at 12 p.m. at the Tyson Invitational with the men's pole vault.