Texas Tech men win Big 12 Indoor title

By Jayden Santos / Alpha Media Intern

Lubbock, Texas – The Texas Tech men’s track and field team won its second-straight Big 12 Indoor title scoring a total of 152 points, with the women’s team finishing second, with 104 points. 

The Red Raiders placed first followed by OSU, Texas, Kansas and Iowa State. The Red Raiders women’s team fell behind Texas for the top spot, while topping OSU, BYU and Baylor. 

The Red Raiders had four individual champions as Don’Dre Swint and Rosemary Chukwuma both won the 60 meter race. Temitope Adeshina won the high jump while Terrance Jones won the 200 meter. 

A new record was set for the men’s track team in the 4 by 400. Caleb Dean, Carl Hicks, Josh Bour and Shaemar Uter ran a school record time of 3:02.76.

Caleb Dean was named the High Point winner at the meet, as he tallied 17.5 points between the 60m, the 60m hurdles and the 4 by 4. 

After dropping to second place in the Men’s indoor track and field ranking, the Red Raiders have reclaimed the top spot replacing Northern Arizona. 

After being ranked NO.1 for four consecutive weeks, the Red Raiders came in with a chip on their shoulder to regain the top spot in the nation. The Lady Raiders slid down a few spots and fell to NO.9

The next event for the Red Raiders and Lady Raider track and field team is the NCAA Indoor Championships, which takes place March 7th, in Boston Massachusetts. 


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