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White & Mackey Shine On Day 1 Of NACAC Championships


Cierra White, representing Team USA, captured the women's 100 meter dash title, with a time of 11.23.

Aug. 8, 2014

KAMLOOPS, B.C. -- Texas Tech track & field standout Cierra White won the women's 100 meter dash on day one of the prestigious NACAC U-23 Championships, in Kamloops, B.C., on Friday.

White, representing team USA, ran the 100 meters in 11.23, winning the race by more than a quarter of a second over a highly-competitive field containing athletes from five different countries.

"What a great win for Cierra," Texas Tech head coach Wes Kittley said. "She really represented Texas Tech and Team USA in a fabulous way."

On the men's side, Red Raider Trevor Mackey, representing The Bahamas, took third in the men's 100 meters, with a time of 10.30. Mackey ran the top qualifying time in the prelims, a 10.21, which matched his best time of the 2014 season.

White will be back in action tomorrow for Team USA in the 4 x 100 meter relay, which is scheduled for 6:20 p.m., CT. She will be joined by fellow Red Raiders Le'Tristan Pledger in the women's 100 meter hurdles (4:35 p.m., CT), and Hannah Carson in the women's javelin (6:10 p.m., CT).


 

 

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