Distance Medley Relay and Lamb Score at NCAA Indoor Championships
March 11, 2011
COLLEGE STATION, Texas - Texas Tech's distance medley relay and sophomore Bryce Lamb both placed fourth earning first team All-America honors at the NCAA Indoor Track & Field Championships held in the Gilliam Indoor Track Stadium in College Station, Texas.
The women's distance medley relay broke the school record on its way to a fourth place finish. The relay of Caroline Jepleting, Erica Alexander, Purity Biwott and Caroline Karunde ran an 11:01.67 to earn first team All-America honors. It is the second-straight week the relay set a school record.
"I am real excited about our women's distance medley relay," head coach Wes Kittley said after the meet. "For them to smash the school record is phenomenal. I was real proud of all four girls."
Bryce Lamb earned his second All-America honor of his in the long jump. The sophomore placed fourth and moved into the spot on his last jump. His last mark was 26'-00.25" (7.93M) after jumping 26'-00" (7.92M) on his first attempt. Lamb is a first team All-America.
"Bryce to jump 26 feet twice was great and it was just a phenomenal event," Kittley said. "He really came through today and we are extremely proud of him."
Bryce Brown ran a 7.88 in the in the 60M hurdles and placed third in his heat. He placed 14th overall and did not advance to the final.
Purity Biwott ran 2:08.31 in the preliminaries of the 800M and placed seventh in her heat. She finished 14th overall and didn't advance to the final.
Kelly Closse's best throw was on her third attempt in the weight throw. Closse's mark of 62'-8.50" (19.11M) put 14th in the field. She will throw the shot put tomorrow at 3:45 p.m.
Gil Roberts was charged with a false start in the preliminaries of the 400M and was disqualified.
The Red Raiders are sitting tied for 18th with five points and the Lady Raiders are tied for 19th with five points.
"We are excited for the five All-Americans and will try to add to it tomorrow," Kittley said.