Texas Tech Open & Multis set for this weekend


LUBBOCK, Texas – The Texas Tech No. 3 men’s and No. 4 women’s track & field programs will play host for the third-straight weekend as the two-day Texas Tech Open & Multis get underway inside the Sports Performance Center Friday morning.
 
Meet Schedule
Each day will begin with the combined events going first in the morning. Friday morning will commence at 10:30 a.m. with the men’s heptathlon in the 60m, while Saturday everything kicks off at 10:00 a.m. with the men’s 60m heptathlon.
 
Meanwhile, Friday afternoon at 3:00 p.m., the field events will start off with the women’s weight throw as the running events commence at 5:00 p.m. Saturday morning, the meet’s field events start at 10:00 a.m. with the running events beginning at 11:30 a.m., following the national anthem which is scheduled for 11:25 a.m.
 
In The Polls

In the first installment of the USTFCCCA Indoor Rankings released Monday afternoon, the men’s team was slotted No. 3 while the women’s team received its highest-ever ranking at No. 4. It also marked the first time in Tech track & field history that both programs were ranked inside the top 5.
 
Last Time Out
Texas Tech hosted the Red Raider Open last Friday, coming away with five individual first-place finishes. The five individual winners were Gabe Oladipo (weight throw), Monae’ Nichols (long jump), Moad Zahafi (600yd), Caleb Wilborn (high jump), and Colton Naffziger (pole vault).
 
Nichols produced a leap of 6.66m (21′-10.25′) which currently leads the NCAA. For her efforts, she was named the Big 12 Athlete of the Week Wednesday afternoon.
 
On The Lookout
Jalen Seals will be competing in the long jump for the second time this season after last week’s meet. He took third overall last Friday with a mark of 7.52m (24′-8.25″). His triple jump mark from two weeks ago is currently third in the NCAA but first in the Big 12 (16.12m | 52′-10.75″). On the relay side of things, both the men and women will be putting out their best 4×4 members in hopes of registering a qualifying national mark.
 
Demisha Roswell, who tied the school record (8.02) in the 60m hurdles last weekend, will be right back at it again competing in the same event. Jacolby Shelton will be looking to improve his 6.61 (0.2) 60m time as it currently sits seventh in the country. Meanwhile, All-American Auburn transfer Malik Metivier will look to make his Red Raider debut running in the 400 of the DMR.
 
List of Teams Attending
ACU
Air Force
Arizona
Auburn
Boise State
Florida State
Incarnate Word
Kansas State
New Mexico JC
North Texas
Northwestern State
Oklahoma
San Diego State
Stephen F. Austin
Tarleton
TCU

Texas A&M

Texas A&M Corpus Christi
Central Arkansas
UT Arlington
Western Texas

West Texas A&M
 



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