Red Raiders Ink Three Sprinters for 2008 Season|
April 13, 2007
LUBBOCK, Texas - The Texas Tech track team will have three new faces in addition to the 11 member fall class as three Texas high school sprinters signed a letter of intent for the 2008 season. Head track and field coach Wes Kittley announced the signings of Lamont Adams, Skye Green and Bill Lawhorn on Friday.
Adams is a standout 400M sprinter for the McNeil High track squad in Round Rock, Texas. His personal best in the event is a 47.49 from the AAU National Junior Olympic Games in Norfolk, Va., in 2006. He finished the 2006 high school season as a junior with a 47.78 to rank sixth best in the state of Texas.
Green will join the Red Raiders from Sweetwater High in Sweetwater, Texas, two hours southeast of the Lubbock area. The 100M specialist finished with a personal best time of 10.44 in 2006 to rank third in the state. He eventually went on to finish third at the 3A State meet the same year. Green finished second at the Great Southwest Classic in Albuquerque, N.M., in 2006 after clocking a time of 10.51.
Lawhorn comes to Tech from Giddings High in Giddings, Texas. He most recently ran a time of 10.63 in the 100M to finish first in the preliminary heat at the Texas Relays. Lawhorn suffered the same fate as most of the competitors, as weather prevented him from running in the finals of the event. Lawhorn has also clocked a time of 47.65 in the 400M, which ranks second in the state this year.