CANCELLED:Tech Takes on Nebraska in Dual Meet

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Jan. 28, 2010

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LUBBOCK, Texas - The dual meet with Nebraska has been cancelled due to inclement weather and will not be rescheduled.

The No. 11 Texas Tech Red Raiders and Lady Raiders take off for Lincoln, Nebraska, for a dual meet this Saturday with Nebraska held at the Devaney Center Indoor Track.

This is the first dual meet for Texas Tech in quite some time. It will also be the first of two dual meets for Tech this season as Nebraska will come for an outdoor dual in May. The top two individuals from each school will score and the meet will be scored 5-3-2-1 while relays will be scored 5-3.

The Red Raiders moved up three spots to No. 11 in the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association rankings. Texas A&M, Nebraska, Oklahoma and Baylor are all ranked ahead of the Red Raiders and a total of seven Big 12 schools are ranked in the top 25.

The hurdle competition will have some of the top talent in the nation running against each other. All-American and reigning Big 12 Indoor 60M hurdle champion Omo Osaghae will run against the 2008 60M hurdles runner-up at the Big 12 Indoor Championship Lehann Fourie. Osaghae has the second-fastest time in the 60M hurdles at 7.75 when his 55M hurdle time is converted while Fourie has the third-fastest time in the nation at 7.77.

Jansen Hyde could make some noise in the race as he has the 11th fastest time in the nation at 7.89 when his 55M hurdle time is converted to the 60M hurdles. Bryce Lamb will compete in both the long jump and triple jump at Nebraska. He opened the season last week by jumping the second-best mark in the NCAA at 7.81M (25'-7.50") in the long jump. The freshman has a personal best of 52'-6.05" in the triple jump.

The women's pole vault should be an interesting matchup as the defending indoor and outdoor Big 12 Champion Nebraska's Natalie Willer will go head-to-head against Tech's Shade Weygandt. The two were teammates on the US National Junior Team and Willer beat Weygandt at the Pan Am Junior Games.

The women's distance squad should help the team in the dual meet. Purity Biwott and Caroline Karunde have already provisionally qualified for the mile and Tech could see Gladys Kipsang , Lillian Badaru or Winrose Karunde run NCAA Provisional marks as well this weekend.

The meet begins on Saturday at 2:30 p.m. with the women's weight throw and women's mile. The final event of the day the 4x400M is scheduled for 4:55 p.m. Tech fans can get live results at www.huskers.com.

The Dash
- Three All-Americans return for the 2010 season. The group includes Markus Henderson, Omo Osaghae, and Gil Roberts.
- Tech has won a total of 13 NCAA track and field or cross country individual national titles.
- The Terry and Linda Fuller Track received the American Sports Builders Association's Facility of the Year Award in December.
- Tech has had a hurdle All-American every year since 2005.
- The Lady Raiders have two sets of twins on this year's squad. Caroline and Winrose Karunde both run cross country and distance for the Lady Raiders while Terra and Taylor Evans run the sprints for Tech.




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