Red Raider Hurdlers Highlight Friday at Mt. SAC Relays|
Tramaine Maloney finished first in the men's 110-meter hurdles and fifth in the 400-meter hurdles Friday.
April 20, 2013
WALNUT, Calif. - A pair of Texas Tech hurdlers highlighted a full Friday of action at the prestigious Mt. SAC Relays as the No. 16 Red Raiders and No. 15 Lady Raiders continued action at the historic meet.
Texas Tech freshman Tramaine Maloney continued his strong season and finished first overall in the men's 110-meter hurdles. The Bridgetown, Barbados native did so with a new personal-best time of 13.94 seconds - the first sub-14-second time of his collegiate career.
Meanwhile, teammate and fellow hurdler Dwayne Extol won the men's 400-meter hurdles with a season-best time of 51.42. Maloney followed in fifth with a time of 52.33.
Texas Tech freshman and Big 12 Indoor 800-meter Champion Nick Rivera also recorded a personal best during a strong performance in the men's 800-meter run crossing the line in 1:51.82.
Two Lady Raiders recorded season-best times in the women's 400-meter dash led by newcomer Amoy Blake who crossed the finish line 12th with a time of 54.54. She was followed by teammate Olivia Lewis with a season-best time of 55.20.
Texas Tech junior Ezekiel Kissorio, who ran a personal-best in the 3,000-meter steeplechase on Thursday, ran a new personal best 14:23.76 in the open `A' section men's 5,000-meter run late Friday night. Freshman Marcos Vallejo also ran a personal-beset in the event crossing in 14:21.90 in the open `B' section of the event.
At the Azusa Pacific Bryan Clay Invitational, Lady Raider newcomer Sharlene Nickle finished second in the women's 3,000-meter steeplechase with a season-best time of 10:45.87. Teammate Quiana Jackson recorded a new personal-best of 2:13.71 in the women's 800-meter run finishing 17th overall.
Two Red Raiders earned top-15 finishes in the men's 400-meter dash led by freshman Joseph Richards III who finished fifth with a time of 47.07. He was followed by teammate and fellow freshman Kenneth Williams in 12th with a time of 47.78.
Texas Tech continues action Saturday at the Mt SAC Relays while athletes are also scheduled to compete in Waco at the Michael Johnson/Dr. Pepper Classic.