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Red Raiders, Lady Raiders Appear in Top-20 of Outdoor Preseason Rankings

March 19, 2014

LUBBOCK, Texas  - The Texas Tech men's and women's track and field teams both appeared in the top-20 of the U.S.  Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association Preseason Outdoor Computer Rankings released today.

The Red Raiders appear at No. 16 in the men's team rankings, while the Lady Raiders appear at No. 17 in the women's team rankings.

It marks the fifth-straight outdoor season in which the Red Raiders have appeared in the top-20 in the preseason rankings, while the Lady Raiders appear in the top-20 for the third-straight season.

Texas Tech opens the 2014 outdoor season Friday at the inaugural UTSA Invitational in San Antonio.

The Red Raiders have finished in the top-25 at the NCAA Outdoor Championships in four consecutive seasons and return a pair of NCAA Indoor All-America high jumpers in JaCorian Duffield and Bradley Adkins. The pair tied for fifth at the NCAA Indoor Championships last week in Albuquerque, N.M.

Also returning to the Texas Tech squad will be 2013 Outdoor All-American Kole Weldon, and 2013 NCAA Indoor 5,000-meter Champion and NCAA Cross Country Runner-Up Kennedy Kithuka.

Cierra White, the 2013 Big 12 100-meter Champion and First Team All-American will return for the Lady Raiders for her junior season. 


 

 

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