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The first meet of the season is in the books, and what an exciting way to start the year it was. Seven Red Raiders and Lady Raiders jumped their way into the top-16 of the national indoor qualifying list, while the Lady Raider 4x400 relay team propelled its way into the top-5 at No. 4 with a strong time of 3:37.8. The squad shaved three seconds of its season-opening time from 2013.
Meanwhile, one of the oldest school records finally took a tumble as junior JaCorian Duffield capped the first night off by clearing 2.23 (7’-3.75”) in the men’s high jump - and on his first attempt. In fact, Duffield cleared each of his first seven bars on first attempt.
Yes, it was strong start to the indoor season for both the Red Raiders and Lady Raiders as the two squads now hit the road for their first away meet of the year.
The Red Raiders and Lady Raiders now eye a highly-anticipated meet in College Station as Tech will compete in the Texas A&M Triangular alongside Texas A&M and LSU Saturday Jan. 25 at the Gilliam Indoor Stadium.
Stay tuned to ‘From the Starting Line’ as we will bring an inside look to the meet including photos from the road and the track.
Lady Raider junior Cierra White talks to the media after winning the women’s 200-meter dash with a 23.83.