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Feb. 12, 2011

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FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. - The No. 4 Red Raiders and No. 18 Lady Raiders finished off the Tyson Invitational with strong performances in its final tune-up before the Big 12 Championships.

"Overall we came to run on the banked track and we ran against some tremendous comp," said head coach Wes Kittley. "I am disappointed and thought we could do better but we gained valuable experience. It was a chance to see how we stack up against the rest of the nation and I feel it will help us down the road."

The women's distance medley relay tried to improve on their season best time but fell just short. The relay consisted of Purity Biwott, Kelsey Lloyd, Caroline Jepleting and Caroline Karunde. The group ran a 11:12.72 to win the race.

The women's 4x400M relay ran a season-best time in a tough competition. The relay of Candace Jackson, Taylor Evans, Meshawn Graham and Erica Alexander ran a time of 3:36.95. The relay placed eighth.

The men's 4x400M of Bryce Brown, Gil Roberts, Shane Brathwaite and Jamele Mason ran a season-best time of 3:09.43 and finished in fifth.

Darrell Roddick placed seventh in the high jump clearing 2.15M/7'-00.25" and turned around and jumped 15.78M/51'-9.25" in the triple jump to finish sixth. Dellon Williams in his first meet for Tech, placed seventh in the triple jump with a mark of 15.72M/51'-7".

Boston Spiva cleared 4.90M/16'-00.75" in the men's pole vault and tied for eighth place.

Texas Tech's next meet will be the Big 12 Indoor Championships in Lincoln, Neb., on Feb., 25.

 

 

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