Chukwuma claims 200m Tech record Saturday

LUBBOCK, Texas – The Texas Tech track and field team capped off its weekend highlighted by Rosemary Chukwuma claiming the school 200m record Saturday afternoon inside the Sports Performance Center.


Tech also completed its two other meets in Albuquerque and Nashville.


Chukwuma continued to shine in her stellar season thus far, posting a 22.82 (facility record) in the 200m. The school record had been held since 2015 by Cierra White (22.90). Chukwuma now owns Tech’s 60m and 200m indoor marks as well as the outdoor 100m and 200m. Her time today put her at No. 5 in the country.


Zach Bradford tried to leap a new personal best (PB) going for a height of 5.85m (19-2 ¼) but came up just short. He finished his day at 5.76m (18-10 ¾), tying his third all-time school mark. Kyle Stifflemire registered a season best (SB) height of 5.21m (17-1). Olivia Cade paced the women’s side with a PB height of 4.01m (13-1 ¾).


The women’s shot put stood out Saturday afternoon. Field Gatlin took first with a PB throw of 16.15m (53-0) as Malin Smith placed third with a SB mark of 15.81m (51-10 ½). Baylee Thompson placed third in the “B” section with a SB toss of 13.11m (43-0 ¼).


Meanwhile, three women’s milers witnessed a trio of PBs. Hannah Spears placed fourth (5:03.64), Melanie Jacobs eighth (5:12.04) and Adele Clarke 12th(5:13.69).


Some notables in Albuquerque were Denim Rogers winning the 60m hurdles at 7.72 (PB). Chris Welch went 16.23 (53-3) (SB) in the triple jump which would put him seventh in the country.


Over in Nashville, Halena Rahmaan and Edward Rush secured PB times in the 3000. Rahmaan clocked in at 9:41.11 as Rush crossed in at 8:04.44.


Up Next

Texas Tech is back in action next Friday, Feb. 17 for the Matador Qualifier.



Release provided by Chris Duarte Texas Tech Athletics

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