No. 16 Red Raiders, No. 17 Lady Raiders Conclude Texas Relays|
Texas Tech wrapped up action at the 86th Annual Texas Relays Saturday in Austin.
March 30, 2013
AUSTIN, Texas - The Texas Tech track and field team officially concluded competition Saturday at the 86th Annual Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays inside a nearly full Mike A. Myers Stadium.
The No. 16 Red Raiders and No. 17 Lady Raiders competed for three days at the historic early spring meet where several athletes recorded season-best marks and redshirt freshman Hannah Carson broke her own school record in the javelin.
"I thought we competed well today," head coach Wes Kittley said. "Cierra White had another solid day and the 4x400 relay ran well without Candace [Jackson] and Christen [Rivers] on it. I was proud of how we competed this weekend and we are looking forward to hosting a home meet next week."
After qualifying for the finals Friday, sophomore Cierra White finished fourth in the 100-meter dash Saturday with a time of 11.21 seconds - the second-fastest of the season for the Philadelphia native.
The Lady Raider 4x400 relay team, comprised of Tiffany Tarver, Cierra White, Amoy Blake and Olivia Lewis brought to meet the close finishing ninth with a time of 3:33.52. The squad finished seventh on Friday with a time of 3:38.08.
Earlier on the track, Texas Tech senior Katie Grimes finished seventh in the finals of the women's 100-meter hurdles with a time of 13.25 seconds. The Canyon, Texas native finished fifth in the preliminaries on Friday with a time of 13.22.
Junior Ezekiel Kissorio finished eighth in the invitational mile crossing the line with a time of 4:11.84. Kissoiro held the lead through the first 800-meters before sliding to eighth in the final two laps of the race.
Early in the women's field events, Carson finished 12th in the B-section of the discus throw with a mark of 43.63-meters (143'-2.00"). Carson recorded the throw on her third and final attempt. Sophomore Jacorian Duffield followed with a clearance of 2.05-meters (6'-8.75") in the men's high jump to finish ninth.
Texas Tech returns to action April 6 when the Red Raiders and Lady Raiders host their first home outdoor meet of the season with the Texas Tech Open at the Terry and Linda Fuller Track Complex.