Texas Tech Enters Week With 12 National Top-20 Performances|
Sophomore Cierra White owns national top-10 times in both the 100-meter and 200-meter dash.
April 15, 2013
LUBBOCK, Texas - The Texas Tech track and field program enters this week with a total of 12 performances appearing in the top-20 of the NCAA Division I Outdoor Qualifying List.
Texas Tech sophomore sprinter Cierra White highlights the contingent as the Philadelphia native currently owns top 10 times in both the 100-meter dash and the 200-meter dash. White's season-best of 11.12 seconds in the 100-meter dash ranks No. 3 nationally and leads the Big 12, while her time of 22.91 seconds in the 200-meter ranks No. 6 nationally.
Senior and 2013 NCAA Indoor Triple Jump Champion Bryce Lamb also enters the week nationally ranked in two events. After posting a season-best of 15.89-meters (52'-1.75") in the triple jump at the Texas Tech Open, Lamb ranks No. 8 nationally in the event. He also owns the No. 19 mark in the long jump with a season-best 7.57-meters (24'-10.00").
Sophomore Kole Weldon remains at No. 2 in the men’s shot put this week with his season-best throw of 19.43-meters (63'-9.00"). Meanwhile, fellow thrower Hannah Carson remains in the top 10 of the women’s javelin rankings at No. 6 with her school record mark of 52.16-meters (171’-1.00”).
Senior school record holder Katie Grimes also enters the week with a top 10 time after breaking the school record at the Texas Tech Open in the 100-meter hurdles with a time of 13.15 seconds - later converted to 13.19 for altitude.
Meanwhile, senior Isaiah Gill holds onto a spot in the top 10 with a season-best time of 50.76 seconds in the 400-meter hurdles. He enters the week at No. 8 nationally in the event.
Both the women's 4x100 and 4x400 relays also appear in the top 20. The Lady Raider 4x400 relay currently holds the No. 11 time at 3:33.52. Meanwhile, the 4x100 relay enters the week at No. 15 with a season-best of 44.57.
Texas Tech returns to action this week as the program is set to compete at four meets across the country including the prestigious Mt. SAC Relays in Walnut, Calif. Tech will also send athletes to compete at the Azusa Pacific Bryan Clay Invitational, the Long Beach State Bach Invitational and the Baylor Michael Johnson Classic.