Red Raiders wrap up day on both coasts
GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The Texas Tech track and field team wrapped up its Friday evening with some stellar finishes on both coasts of the country.

 

Over in California at the Mt. Sac Relays, freshman Brya Brewer exploded onto the scene with a new triple jump PR of 13.51m as that mark puts her sixth in the nation as of tonight. Meanwhile, Jalen Seals nabbed first in the long jump, landing in the pit at 7.85m. In the process, that mark puts him seventh in the NCAA.

 

In the Tom Jones Memorial in Florida, the men’s discus started off the competition for Tech. In that event, Gabe Oladipo led the way finishing fourth at 57.33m. Not too long after in the men’s pole vault, Colton Naffziger led the way placing 12th at a height of 4.77m. For the women, Chloe Wall led the pack in second at 4.31m as Ryleigh Redding finished fifth at 4.06m.

 

The women’s discus saw Seasons Usual pace TTU with a throw of 56.57m for second place. It was a big night for another thrower in Garrett Wade. With a javelin launch of 67.18, he registered a new PR and placed sixth overall. Over on the women’s side, Maria Sotomayor placed ninth overall at 42.25m as she paced her heat in first before the final round.

 

Eran Siboni registered a new PR in the 200 clocking in at 21.23 to pace the Red Raiders in 26th as Knowledge Omovoh did the same for the women with a time of 24.04 in 36th. When it came to the women’s 400 hurdles, the Red Raiders placed a pair in the top 10. Sylvia Schulz finished sixth (58.49) while Lexye Price finished eighth (58.80) – a season best time. In the men’s competition, Malik Metivier stumbled on the final hurdle, but was able to get back up and finish with a time of 52.17.

 

The distance running continued in Mt. Sac as Owen Likins etched a time of 1:52.24 in the 800. Meanwhile, in the 1500, Paul Sherrill (3:52.09, PR), Timothy Gregg (3:52.45, PR) and Kirk Zuber (3:53.80) finished right behind one another at 11th, 12th and 13th, respectively. Halena Rahmaan etched a new PR in the 1500 at 4:24.38. Likins and Edward Rush are still scheduled to run in the 1500 at 9:35 p.m. PT.

 

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Release provided by Chris Duarte Texas Tech Athletics

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