Tech Sends Four to Next Round at NCAA Championships

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June 11, 2009

Fayetteville, Ark. - The Texas Tech track program had some ups and downs and a rain delay on the first day of the NCAA Outdoor Championships but did qualify four student-athletes to the next round at John McDonnell Field.

Gilbert Limo ran a personal-best in the 3000M steeple chase with an 8:41.85. His time is a little over one second off the school record. He will run the finals and have an opportunity to earn his first All-American honor of his career on Friday.

Asia Diaz ran her a personal-best of 2:05.60 to advance to the semi-finals of the women's 800M. The senior ran the 14th fastest time of the meet as 13 student-athletes ran a 2:05 and her time is less than one second off the school record.

Gil Roberts ran the third-fastest qualifying time in the 400M. The three-time All-American's time of 45.93 puts him in the semi-finals on Friday.

Terra Evans advanced to the semi-finals of the 100M with a time of11.45. She turned around a few hours later and ran an 11.98 in the semi-finals, but didn't advance to the finals.

Senior Benjamin Harrison's failed to make it three meets in a row of setting a new personal best. The Big 12 Champion struggled in the qualifying round of the shot put only throwing 59'-2.75". The senior who was fourth going into the meet didn't advance to the second round.

Senior Patience Knight struggled in the qualifying round of the women's shot put. The three-time All-American will be unable to make it four as she threw 51'-7" failing to qualify for the second round. Knight concludes her career with four Big 12 shot put titles and three All-American honors.

Darrell Roddick jumped 24'-2.25" in the long jump but didn't advance to the next round. He will compete in the triple jump Friday at 4:30 p.m.



Junior Ozie Okolie threw 187'-00" in the opening round of the women's hammer throw, but failed to advance to the second round. It was Okolie's second-straight trip to the NCAA Championships.

Junior Sandra Iwunze, who made her second-straight trip to the NCAA Outdoor Championships in the 400M hurdles ran a 1:00.00 in the qualifying round.

In the final race of the night Lillian Badaru ran a 16:38.31 in the women's 5000M but didn't advance to the finals.

Tech will begin competition tomorrow at 10:30 a.m. with the women's discus. Live results can be found at www.arkansasrazorbacks.com or www.ncaa.org.


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