Red Raiders set for three meets in three states

LUBBOCK, Texas – The Texas Tech track and field team will spend the week competing in three time zones as several Red Raider groups will be in California, Florida, and Oklahoma.


On the west coast in California (Bryan Clay Invite), you’ll find a majority of the Tech distance team, while sprints, jumps and pole vault head to Florida (Tom Jones Memorial Invite), along with a few middle-distance runners.


The Red Raider throws crew will be in Norman, Okla., for the John Jacobs Invite.



In the week three rankings released by the USTFCCCA Tuesday afternoon, the Texas Tech women go into the weekend ranked No. 5, while the men come in at No. 6. Tech is the only Big 12 member with both its teams ranked inside the top-6.


Last Time Out

A plethora of Red Raiders are coming off a week’s rest besides the throws group. They attended the David Noble Relays hosted by Angelo State last weekend. Konner Wood joined the 62-meter club in the hammer throw securing a new PB. Meanwhile, McKenzie Davis landed a one-meter PB in the shot put as she threw 15.55m (51-0 ¼).


In The Know

Thursday night at the Bryan Clay, Anastasia Chepkorir and Ernest Cheruiyot will be the first runners in action for Tech as they compete in their first 10k run. Cheruiyot won the Texas Relays 5k last month with a time of 13:38.28, which is No. 9 in the Country.


In Florida, Oskar Edlund will go in the 400m hurdles as he was crowned the Texas Relays champion with a time of 49.94 – No. 4 time in the country. In that same meet, Devin Roberson joined the 60-meter club in the discus as he sits No. 10 in the NCAA at 60.98m (200-1) – he is scheduled to go in Norman.


Tech will travel its two stellar triple jumpers in Ruta Lasmane and Anne-Suzanna Fosther-Katta to Florida. Lasmane leads the nation with a mark of 13.88m (45-6 ½) (2.5w). The pole vault crew will have three members each on the men’s and women’s side.


Release Provided By Chris Duarte

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