Eight Texas Tech Student-Athletes Earn All-America Honors
The Lady Raider 4x400 Relay Team earned All-America First Team honors for the second consecutive indoor season.
March 11, 2013
LUBBOCK, Texas - Texas Tech officially placed eight student-athletes on the 2013 NCAA Division I Indoor Track and Field All-America team as announced by the United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association Monday. The announcement comes just days after the Red Raiders secured the best finish in school history at the indoor national championships in Fayetteville, Ark. finishing fifth overall with 28 points.
Texas Tech seniors Kennedy Kithuka (5,000-meter run), Bryce Lamb (triple jump) and Katie Grimes (60-meter hurdles) along with sophomore Kole Weldon (shot put) and the women's 4x400 relay team earned first team honors.
Kithuka became Texas Tech's first male NCAA Champion in the 5,000-meter run finishing first overall with a school record time of 13:25.38. Lamb meanwhile became the first male NCAA Champion in the indoor triple jump where he broke his own school record with a leap of 16.26-meters (55'-7.75") to win the competition by over six inches.
Weldon become the first male All-American in the shot put while the women's 4x400 team has earned All-America First Team honors in back-to-back seasons for the first time in school history.
The Texas Tech track and field team will begin the 2013 outdoor season March 15 in San Diego, Calif. at the 35th annual Aztec Invitational hosted by San Diego State University.