LUBBOCK, Texas – The Texas Tech track and field team wrapped up day one of the Corky/Crofoot Shootout with the throws portion Friday evening. Meanwhile, Moad Zahafi represented Tech at the Drake Relays running in his first-ever 1500 as he broke Tech’s 2021 school record.
Racing in windy and light rain conditions, Zahafi placed second overall with a school-record breaking time of 3:39.59. It was the Moroccan’s first-ever 1500 race as he broke Takieddine Hedeilli’s 2021 mark of 3:41.60. In the process, he is also the first Red Raider to go sub 3:41 in the event.
In the men’s final flight of the discus, Gabe Oladipo led the way with a mark of 57.47m (188-6) taking first overall. Jacob Mechler (51.95m, 170-5) placed third while Konner Wood (50.65m, 166-2) was behind him in fourth with a new PR. In the second flight, Gary Haasbroek finished sixth but recorded a new PR in the process at 39.80m (130-7).
Over on the women’s side, the Red Raiders were paced by Seasons Usual placing second with a mark of 55.58m (182-4) as Kayli Johnson placed third at 50.73m (166-5). Abigale Rhodes rounded out the top 8 coming in seventh, registering at 41.91m (137-6).
Oladipo once again led the way for the men, this time in the hammer throw. He tossed a mark of 58.96m (193-5) – first throw – to cap off his day. Meanwhile, Johnson led her field in her first throw at 49.57m (168-7) and then tossed it 51.39m (168-7) on her final throw to stand as the winner.
The Red Raiders close out the Corky/Crofoot Shootout Saturday with the senior recognition beginning at 2:30 p.m. on the main track area.
Release provided by Chris Duarte Texas Tech Athletics