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Tech Heads West to Mt. SAC Relays

The No. 3 Red Raiders and No. 10 Lady Raiders are set to compete at that Mt. SAC Relays this weekend.

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April 18, 2012

LUBBOCK, Texas - Fresh off an impressive showing in its first home meet of the outdoor season, the Texas Tech track and field team will once again hit the road as it heads west to compete at the historic Mt. SAC Relays in Walnut, Calif. Texas Tech enters the meet after seeing both teams make leaps in the most recent USTFCCCA rankings released Tuesday evening. The Red Raiders jumped five spots to No. 3 in the national rankings, while the Lady Raiders jumped one spot into the top 10 at No. 10.

Tech had four athletes leap into the top 10 on the national outdoor performance list following the Texas Tech Open. Katie Grimes, Kyal Meyers, Jacorian Duffield and Kole Weldon each entered the top 10 this week in their events after impressive performances at the Texas Tech Open last weekend. Both Meyers and Duffield are scheduled to compete this weekend.

Who to Watch: Jacorian Duffield
Freshman high jumper Jacorian Duffield is coming off of a career best performance at the Texas Tech Open on April 14. The standout from Randolph High School cleared the bar at a personal-best mark of 2.20 meters (7'-2.50") on his second attempt. Duffield cleared three bars over seven-feet on Saturday - two on his first attempt.

Who to Watch: Rose Tanui
Rose Tanui turned in a signature performance at the Stanford Invitational on April 7 as the senior ran a personal-best time of 33:08.70 in the 10,000 meter run. The time propelled her to No. 7 on the national outdoor performance list and No. 2 in the Big 12. Tanui has also competed in the 1,500 and 5,000 meter run during the outdoor season.

Tech Notables:

Junior Shade Weygandt has been off to a fast start during the 2012 outdoor season. Weygandt, who became the first female in Tech history to earn All-American honors in the pole vault, has already racked up five first place finishes. She vaulted a season-best 4.35 meters (14'-3.25") at the Texas Relays which has her at No. 3 in the country entering this weekend. Weygandt is the school record holder in both the indoor and outdoor pole vault.

Freshman Michaela Palu had a career-best performance at the LSU Invitational on April 7, clearing the bar at 1.71 meters (5'-7.25") and placing first at the highly-competitive meet. Palu has seen steady progression during her freshman outdoor season, improving her marks at each meet. Palu opened the season with a mark of 1.63 meters (5'-4.25") at the Willie Williams Classic in Tucson, Ariz.

Bryce Lamb has a knack for getting off to fast starts and has done it again during the 2012 outdoor season. After earning first team All-American honors during the indoor season with a third place finish at the NCAA Indoor Championships he hasn't missed a beat. At the Texas Relays, Lamb recorded a season-best mark of 7.94 meters (26'-0.75") on his second attempt. The jump ranks No. 3 in the country entering this weekend. Lamb is a four-time USTFCCCA All-American in the long jump and in 2010 he was named Performer of the Year and Outstanding Freshman by the Big 12 Conference during the indoor season.



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