Tech Has Strong Second Day of NCAA Outdoor Championships|
June 11, 2009
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. - The Texas Tech Track program rebounded on the second day of the NCAA Outdoor Championships being held at the John McDonnell Field as D'Andra Carter and the men's 4x400M advanced to the next round of competition.
Two-time All-American Carter qualified for the finals of the women's discus throw with a mark of 174'-05". The senior left fans in suspense as she fouled her first two attempts of the competition before throwing a legal mark. The Big 12 and Midwest Regional Champion will compete in the finals on Saturday at 12 p.m.
The men's 4x400M of Brandon Washington, Rodney Mims, Tim Foster and Lamont Adams qualified for the finals on Saturday with a time of 3:05.11. The group finished second in its heat and was the sixth qualifier. Tech earned All-Americans at the NCAA Indoor Championships and will be after its third consecutive All-American honors in the 4x400M.
In her final race in her career, Asia Diaz ran a 2:06.16 in the 800M. Diaz finished seventh in her heat and 13th overall in a very tough field.
Junior Gladys Kipsang, competing in her second-straight NCAA Outdoor Championships, clocked a 4:22.47 finishing sixth in her heat. She was 20th overall and not failed to advance to the finals.
Tech starts day three of the NCAA Outdoor Championships with the men's triple jump at 4:30 p.m. Live results can be found at www.flashresults.com and fans can watch from 6-9 p.m. on CBS College Sports.