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Two Tech Athletes Enter Week No. 1 Nationally

Sophomores thrower Kole Weldon and Cierra White enter this week leading the nation in their respective events .

March 25, 2013

2013 Outdoor Track and Field Performance List

LUBBOCK, Texas - The No. 16 Red Raiders and No. 17 Lady Raiders enter the week with two athletes atop the NCAA Division I Outdoor Track and Field national rankings as the program now eyes the annual Texas Relays.

Sophomore thrower Kole Weldon, after recording a toss of 19.43-meters (63'-9.00") to open his 2013 outdoor campaign, leads the country in the event while sophomore sprinter Cierra White also leads the nation in the 100-meter dash with a time of 11.08 seconds.

The pair of Tech athletes highlight a group of 11 student-athletes ranked in the top 20 nationally, and set now compete this weekend at the prestigious 86th Annual Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays in Austin.

Meanwhile, the Lady Raider 4x400 relay team, comprised of Christen Rivers, Tiffany Tarver, Olivia Lewis and Amoy Blake, enters the meet with the No. 3 time in the country.

White, a 2013 Indoor All-American as a member of the Lady Raider 4x400 relay, is also ranked No. 2 nationally in the 200-meter dash after breaking the school record with a wind-legal time of 22.91 seconds last weekend at the UTEP Invitational.

Senior hurdler Kate Grimes currently holds the No. 5 time in the women's 100-meter hurdles after opening the season with a first place finish at the Aztec Invitational and a time of 13.48 seconds.  

Freshman Hannah Carson also holds a top-5 mark as she enters the Texas Relays No. 4 in the women's javelin with a throw of 50.12-meters (164'-5.00") at the Aztec Invitational.

The Red Raiders and Lady Raiders will open competition Thursday at Mike A. Myers Stadium in Austin. 



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