2012 Top Moments Indoors: No. 3 - Lamb Leaps to National Lead|
Bryce Lamb's jump of 26'-0.75" on Jan. 20 carried him towards his third appearance at the NCAA Indoor Championships.
March 14, 2012
In his season debut in the long jump, junior Bryce Lamb put on a show inside the Athletic Training Center at the Texas Tech Open on Jan. 20. On his second attempt, with the attention of the entire facility centered on himself, Lamb leaped 26' 0.75". Instantly, he had a mark that could carry him through the remainder of the 2012 indoor season. The jump led the nation after the weekend and eventually qualified him for his third appearance at the NCAA Indoor Championships.
What it Meant:
The jump proved pivotal to Lamb's 2012 indoor season as a hamstring injury kept him from competing for a month before the NCAA Indoor Championships. Lamb remained at the Top 5 of the national indoor meet for six weeks heading into the national meet where he claimed his third first-team All-American honor with a fourth place finish and a mark of 25'-9.50"
Assistant Coach Victor Houston's Take:
"The jump was really important for him, because getting that big jump so early, followed by an injury set him up so that we could take our time and nurse him back to health so that going into nationals he could still jump. We were able to take our time and not force him to go to a meet before that to try and take him to nationals."
Be sure to check back each day this week as we count down the top moments of the 2012 indoor season. Texas Tech will begin its 2012 outdoor season Friday at the Willie Williams Classic in Tucson, Ariz.