Texas Tech 4×400 school record goes down Friday night

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – The Texas Tech men competed their final day of NCAA West First Round prelims Friday night at John McDonnell Field.

 

Tech secured nine entries Friday, bringing their total to 12 heading into the national championships in two weeks at Hayward Field.

 

Probably the most electrifying way to end the men’s final day of competition for the week was the 4×400 relay. The team of Carl Hicks, Charlie Bartholomew, Josh Bour and Shaemar Uter dropped a new school record time of 3:01.58. Tech placed third in the heat overall, securing the “Q” for nationals.

 

The school record coming in was 3:01.69 back in 2005 held by Johnny Jacob, Michael Mathieu, Terry Beard and Andrae Williams.

 

In the 400m hurdles, two Red Raiders punched their tickets to nationals in Caleb Dean and Oskar Edlund – both in the same heat. Dean lowered his school record to 48.05 for the ninth-fastest time in collegiate history. On top of a new PB, the time also set a new facility record that stood since 2009.

 

Edlund set a new PB with a time of 48.70 to place second overall today behind his teammate Dean.

 

Omamuyovwi Erhire was the first Red Raider to punch his ticket as he cleared 2.17m (7-1 ½) in the high jump to finish tied for seventh. A few moments later, Devin Roberson secured his spot in the discus as he finished third with a heave of 60.20m (197-6).

 

The men’s 4×100 team of Jalen Drayden, Shawn Brown, Jack Marshall and Terrence Jones won their heat, securing the Big Q with a time of 39.02. It’s the first time this season Tech has ran with the lineup. In the 400m, Uter claimed second in his heat with a time of 45.78 to book his trip to Eugene.

 

Stacy Brown Jr. took the top mark in the triple jump going 16.37m (53-8 ½) (0.5w) on his first leap. The mark goes down as No. 9 in school history. A second Red Raider in Garison Breeding also qualified in the triple jump. He leaped a PB 15.80m (51-10) (0.8w).

 

Up Next
The women begin their final day of competition Saturday at 1:00 p.m. beginning with the discus.

Release Provided By Chris Duarte Texas Tech Athletics

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