LUBBOCK, Texas – Texas Tech wrapped its fourth home meet of the season Saturday with a handful of personal bests and a program top-10 mark.
For the second time in her career, Lexye Price ran one of the top-10 times in school history in the 600y. The junior clocked 1:20.97 in the first running event of the day, finishing second overall but landing seventh in school history. She now own the seventh- and 10th-fastest 600y times in the Tech record books. Price ran the heat with the school record-holder, teammate Sylvia Schulz. Schulz ran a season-best 1:21.71, continuing her pursuit of the 1:20.13 record she set at last year’s Big 12 Indoor Championships.
For the second straight meet, Peyton Ricks ran a career best in the 200m. The junior clocked 23.71 to lower her collegiate PR by seven-hundredths of a second. Ricks continues to hold at fifth in the conference. Joining her in PRs in the 200m Saturday were Kiah Dubarry-Gay (24.15) and Simone Watkins (24.33). Le-Taija Jackson ran 24.14 in her first 200m of the year.
High jump saw two Tech jumpers go out chasing PRs. Jack Scarborough competed well in a stacked men’s field, clearing up to 7’-0.25” (2.14m). The next bar, 7’-2.25” (2.19m), would have been a 1.25-inch best. On the women’s side, Sidney Sapp topped out at 5’-9.25” – and inch-and-a-half from a PR. She went out attempting two inches higher at 5’-11.25” (1.81m. Nobody in the field cleared that bar.
Personal bests were nearly captured in the horizontal jumps as well Saturday. Monae’ Nichols hit 42’-0” (12.80m) in the triple jump – a mere half-inch from the career best she set at last year’s MEAC Championships while at Bethune-Cookman. On the men’s side, Jalen Seals landed a top mark of 52’-3.25” (15.93m), again just a half-inch from the best triple of his career. Unlike Nichols, though, Seals’ PR came in the Red & Black. Just two weeks ago, Seals went 52’-4.75” (15.97m).
Long distance was highlighted by Edward Rush, who won the 3000m with a personal-best 8:33.32. Rush’s PR in the 3K came two weeks after running his best mile time at the Texas Tech Invitational.
Release provided by Jeremy O’Brien Texas Tech Athletics