Four School Records Set at Drake Relays and Oklahoma Invitational|
April 26, 2008
DES MOINES, Iowa - The split group of Red Raiders set four school records and had 15 NCAA Regional marks while competing at the Drake Relays and the Oklahoma Invitational.
D'Andra Carter won the discus at the Oklahoma Invitational by throwing a collegiate leading mark of 189'- 05". It is the third time this season that Carter has broke the school record. Patience Knight finished second with a NCAA Regional mark of 167'-10" and Ozie Okolie placed fourth with a throw of 150'.
Meanwhile at the Drake Relays after running the 400M hurdles only an hour before Shawon Harris brought home the title in the110M hurdles. After the race he felt, " He ran a wind-aided time of 13.52. Omo Osaghe and Jansen Hyde continue to increase their times on the season. Osaghe ran a 13.93 to finish fourth and Hyde ran a 13.99 for a fifth place finish. Harris ran the 400M hurdles in a NCAA Regional time of 51.23 to finish in seventh.
Sandra Iwunze, for the third time this season, set a new school record in the 400M hurdles. Her second place time at the Drake Relays of 57.38 is the third fastest collegiate time this season.
In his first outdoor meet of the season, Lyle Leong qualified for the NCAA Regional Championships in the high jump. He cleared 6'-10.75" to finish in fourth place.
Gilbert Limo ran an exciting 3K steeplechase pushing the 2007 NCAA Champion Barnabus Kirui of Mississippi to the wire. Limo finished in second with a NCAA Regional time of 8:52.78 while Barnabus ran a time of 8:52.56.
The women's 3K steeplechase brought Tech its third school record of the day. Kimaiyo finished in fourth with a time of 10:19.28, which is over six seconds faster than the previous record of 10:25. 52. Chep Boit
Rodney Mims added his name to the NCAA Regional qualifiers while in Norman Okla, by running a 47.03 in the 400M placing second.
Carter and Knight continued their success in the shot put as both threw NCAA Regional marks. Carter placed second with a mark of 50'-10.25" and Knight finished third with a distance of 50'-8.75".
The hammer throw brought Okolie her second NCAA Regional mark as well. She won the event with a throw of 206'-11".
Jessie Gibbs earned second in the women's pole vaulte clearing 11'-5.75" while Kelly Wilson finished in fourth place with a height of 15'-7".
The distance group at Oklahoma had Logan Culotta and Jake Szot finish is third and fourth in the 1500M. Cullota ran a 4:02.33 and Szot ran a 4:06.88. John Means ran the men's 3K steeplechase finishing in third with a time of 9:48.38.
Nathan Lowry won Tech's second 110M hurdles title of the weekend by running a 14.46.
Harrison Benjamin won the men's shot put with a NCAA Regional throw of 56'-7.25".
Final results of the Oklahoma Invitational and the Drake Relays can be found by logging onto www.texastech.com.