Tech Track Wins Three Events to Open Outdoor Season|
March 20, 2010
LUBBOCK, Texas - Texas Tech track won three events at two different meets as a few athletes opened up their outdoor season at the Horned Frog Invitational at Ft. Worth, Texas, and the 5th Carolina Spring Break Camp Classic in San Juan, Puerto, Rico.
Sophomore Jamele Mason, running for Puerto Rico, won the men's 400M hurdles with a time of 51.32 at the 5th Carolina Spring Break Classic. The time is the second fastest in the NCAA this season. He turned around a short time later and ran a 14.61 in the 110M hurdles to place second.
Freshman Julian Wruck started his outdoor career as at Tech by winning the discus and defeating Big 12 Champion Luke Bryant of Oklahoma at the Horned Frog Invitational. His throw of 58.04M (190'-05") is the best throw for a Red Raider in five years and is the third-best mark in the NCAA this season. Wruck also threw the hammer a distance of 47.79M (156'-09") to place second in the event.
Senior Ozie Okolie started her senior campaign by winning the Horned Frog Invitational's hammer throw. Her mark of 60.16M (197'-4") came on her fifth throw of the meet and ranks her second in the NCAA. She finished second in the discus with a throw of 46.82M (153'-07").
Freshman Ifeatu Okafor competed in two events on the day. She placed third in the shot put with a throw of 14.36M (47'-1.50"). Okafor had a mark of 25.83M (84'-9") in the discus to finish eighth.
Tech will host its first meet of the season on Sat., March 27 at the Terry and Linda Fuller Track Complex.