LUBBOCK, Texas – Day one of the Texas Tech Shootout brought in six new record book entries for the Red Raiders and 11 top-three finishes.
After clearing four bars as the only athlete in the pole vault competition, Tech athlete Brandon Bray became a member of the 18-foot club. Bray notched the second-highest clearance in Texas Tech indoor history with his best and final 5.50m/18-0.50 height. This marks the first time a Red Raider has vaulted that height since Brit Pursley in 1993.
Steven Champlin battled with Tech Olympian Gil Roberts not only in heat one of the 400-meter, but also in the Texas Tech record book. Champlin clocked a personal-best 45.97 race to take third, notching a No. 2 Texas Tech record. This mark pushed down Roberts' 46.08 run from the 2009 Big 12 Championship. Champlin's run currently ranks fourth in the nation.
Looking to ink his name in the record book for the second time this year was sprinter Andrew Hudson. The junior notched a new No. 2 60-meter record of 6.61 in the preliminary round. Hudson is now ranked second best all-time in both the 60m and 200m dashes behind teammate Divine Oduduru.
Kaylee Hinton started off the meet in the pentathlon, concluding her five-event run with a point total of 4,039. This notched a new personal best for her to join her 60-meter hurdle PR of 8.37 from earlier in the day. Hinton's point total also sits as the sixth highest in school history.
Strides were made by Charles Brown in the triple jump, improving to a 16.30m/53-5.75 mark that sits as the fourth-best in Tech history. Brown's mark currently sits third on the NCAA indoor qualifying list. Joining Brown in the triple jump was Brianna Johnson, who improved her triple jump stride to a personal best to 12.92m/42-4.75 for the No. 9 all-time Texas Tech mark.
Kaylor Harris had strong performances in both the preliminary and final rounds of the 60m dash and 60m hurdle competitions. Two personal-bests were made in her 60m races, starting with a 7.46 and ending with a 7.43 for second overall. Harris snagged first in the 60-meter hurdle finals only minutes before the 60m finals, clocking an 8.20 finish.
For the second week in a row, Sara Limp has shaved some time off of her 400m run, clocking a new best of 53.55 to allow her second overall and first among collegiate entries.
Tomorrow, the Texas Tech Shootout will continue at the Sports Performance Center, with a 12 p.m. start for the women's pole vault, men's and women's shot put and men's and women's long jump.