Long jumpers shine on day two of NCAA regionals
Provided by Texas Tech Athletics

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Three Texas Tech long jumpers booked their tickets to the NCAA Championships next month as Monae’ Nichols, Ruth Usoro and Ruta Lasmane all finished inside the top 8 Thursday night at John McDonnell Field.

 

Nichols led the Tech placing second overall with a mark of 6.59m (21-7.50) jumping only twice. Meanwhile, Usoro needed one jump to secure fourth as she landed in the sand pit at 6.47m (21-2.75). Lasmane rounded out the pack coming in eighth with a mark of 6.31m (20-8.50). exas Tech is the only Division I school in the nation going to the NCAA Championships with three long jumpers.

 

Chloe Wall was the final Red Raider to punch her ticket to Eugene. In the pole vault, Wall took first in her flight as she topped out at 4.21m (19-9.75). It will be the senior’s first trip to the national meet – she placed 10th at NCAA indoors.

 

In the 100 hurdles, a group in the west that featured three of the top 5 athletes in the nation, Demisha Roswell ran a 13.07 (-0.4), taking fourth overall for a lane in Saturday’s quarterfinals.

 

Rosemary Chukwuma successfully booked two spots Saturday in the 100 and 200. Her time of 11.32 (-0.7) stood atop her heat as she repeated in first in the 200, recording a time of 22.94 (+1.0). Virginia Kerley ran a personal best 11.50 (+0.1) to qualify for Saturday’s race. Kiah Dubarry-Gay also qualified in the 200 placing 21st overall at 23.49.

 

Knowledge Omovoh (53.16) and Nayanna Dubarry-Gay (53.37) each advanced in the 400, while Michaela Lewis (2:06.36) and Joanna Archer (2:07.24) did the same for the 800. Sylvia Schulz was the only Tech member to move on from the 400 hurdles as she booked a time of 58.50.

 

Other results included Callie Jones finishing 20th in the javelin, while Halena Rahmaan recorded a personal best in the 1500m (4:22.88). Kayli Johnson finished 15th in the shot put at 16.77m (55-0.25).

 

Up Next

Day three starts with the men’s discus starting at 1 p.m.

 

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