Texas Tech Announces Addition of Two T&F Athletes|
Texas Tech track and field announced the addition of two student-athletes today.
Feb. 18, 2014
LUBBOCK, Texas - The Texas Tech track and field program announced today the addition of two student-athletes as the Red Raiders and Lady Raiders continue their spring semester recruiting efforts.
The No. 17 Red Raiders announced the addition of Chris Caldwell to a financial aid agreement. Caldwell is currently a sophomore at Iowa Central Community College where he is one of the nation's top hurdlers. Meanwhile, the No. 17 Lady Raiders announced the addition of Kami Norton, a senior at Albany High School in Albany, Texas, as she has formally signed a national letter of intent.
Caldwell currently boasts the No. 1 time nationally in the NJCAA in the 60-meter hurdles after finishing first overall at the Tyson Invitational last week with a career-best time of 7.68 seconds. Caldwell finished third at the 2013 NJCAA Outdoor Championships in the 110-meter hurdles.
"He is definitely a talented hurdler," Texas Tech associate head coach Dion Miller said. "For us, he is an addition to some of the great hurdlers we have had in the past. I'm excited for him to continue that great tradition. I think he is going to have a great career for us here."
Meanwhile, Norton will join the program as a combined events athlete looking to compete in the pentathlon and heptathlon. Norton is the reigning Texas 1A Division I State Champion in both the 100-meter and 300-meter hurdles as well as the long jump.
"Kami is an all-around great athlete and person," Texas Tech assistant coach James Thomas said. "Her attitude, determination and competitiveness made her a top priority for us. I look for Kami to make immediate impacts as soon as she gets on campus."