LUBBOCK, Texas – Texas Tech concluded action at the Texas Tech Open Saturday afternoon with a small group of Red Raiders competing on the final day of Tech's fourth meet of the season. The Red Raiders grabbed two wins and had another tie for first.
Jah-Nhai Perinchief was the last man standing in the high jump after clearing 6'-11.5" (2.12m). He was followed by freshman Jack Cissne, whose 6'-7.5" (2.02m) was good for fifth. Axel Hubert was also in the high jump after a big PR in the 60m hurdles Friday night. The French freshman went out at 6'-3.5" (1.92m).
Duke Kicinski grabbed his second shot put win of the season after going 58'-2.5" (17.74m). He is one of just four throwers in the Big 12 to have gone over 58 feet this season. Also competing in the shot was Braden Darrow, who threw 52'-2" (15.90m) to place ninth.
Drew McMichael vaulted for the Red Raiders in the A Section. He topped at 17'-5" (5.31m), marking his best height of the season to place fourth. In the B Section, Logan Fraley cleared 16'-4" (4.98) as his final height. The mark was good for a PR and he finished in a three-way tie for first.
Earlier in the day, Tech was represented by two sophomores – Natalie Gomez and Kaitlyn Irving in the mile. Gomez used a strong kick in the last 50m to win her heat with a 5:23.02 and place sixth overall. Irving, who was running the mile for the first time in her collegiate career, ran a 5:32.94 and placed 12th.
Tech also had two other distance runners going in the women's 3000m. Binta Ka placed fourth in her first career 3k with a 10:36.56, while Natalie Parks ran an 11:33.32 to take ninth.
Tech's season will continue next weekend right back in Lubbock with the Texas Tech Shootout. The two-day meet is slated to begin Friday, Feb. 8.