LUBBOCK, Texas – First-year Texas Tech track and field student-athletes Kesean Carter and Jequan Hogan were named All-Americans by Track & Field News Tuesday.
Carter, who is also a member of the Tech football team, was named an All-American individually in the 100m while also being a part of the All-American 4x200m and 4x400m teams at The Woodlands High School. Carter's 4x200m team at The Woodlands was the top-ranked foursome in the country in 2018 after setting a national record of 1:23.25 at the Texas 6A State Championships. His 100m time of 10.22 was the second-best in the country.
Director of Track & Field and Cross Country Wes Kittley expressed his excitement at what Carter can accomplish at Tech.
"He's one-in-a-million," Kittley said. "He wanted to do football and track, so I got really involved in his recruiting and we worked really well with Kliff [Kingsbury]. He's one of the top sprinters in the country – if not the top sprinter in the country – and being able to have him add to what we already have is going to be incredible."
Hogan's All-American status comes in the triple jump, for which he held the top ranking in the nation last year. After getting off to a slow start in the outdoor season, Hogan turned in four straight jumps of over 51 feet. A native of Fountain, Colo., Hogan is the first Coloradoan to hold the country's top mark in the triple jump.
"For him to be honored as the number one guy in the country is a great lead up to what our expectations are going to be for him," said Associate Head Coach James Thomas, who will coach Hogan in jumps. "I've thought he's extremely talented since I first watched him in high school. It's something we're proud of and hopefully it's something that gives him motivation."