Tech Hurdlers Have Impressive Showing in New York
Katie Grimes ran a record-breaking 6.28 in the 60 meter hurdles Friday.
Feb. 3, 2012
NEW YORK, NY - Texas Tech completed the first day of competition in the prestigious New Balance Invitational at the Amory Track Center in New York City Friday evening.
During the opening day of the meet, Tech saw a record breaking performance out of its hurdlers. Junior Katie Grimes broke the women's indoor 60 meter hurdles record by running an 8.28 and placing fourth in the consolation heat. Meanwhile, senior Shane Brathwaite garnered a Top 5 finish in the men's 60m hurdles finishing fifth with a personal-best time of 7.77.
Grimes broke the school record of 8.33 which she set just last week at the Texas A&M Challenge.
Senior Jamele Mason finished third in the consolation heat with a season-best time of 7.88.
"It was a very good day for our hurdlers," head coach Wes Kittley said. "I believe this meet is just like a miniature NCAA meet. We looked composed and competed very well today."
Texas Tech also had a good showing in both the men's and women's 500 meter dash, an event either squad had yet to compete in this year. Freshman Bo Burgess garnered a Top 15 finish for the Red Raiders coming in 14th running a time of 1:05.65. Meanwhile, for the No. 8 Lady Raiders, Mariam Amadu finished 24th out of 59 competitors running a time of 1:16.78.
Tech will continue competition at the New Balance Invitational Saturday.