School Record Falls on Final Day of Relays
Red Raiders complete Texas Relays with 4x1 program record.
AUSTIN – Texas Tech wrapped its annual trip to the Texas Relays with several trips to the podium and a school record.
The Red Raiders had five medal-worthy performances on the final day of the Relays. The 4x100 relay team broke the school record in the first men's race of the day. Keion Sutton again started the team off before handing it to Divine Oduduru, who with Andrew Hudson created distance in the middle of the race. Jacolby Shelton kept their lead and closed out what would be a 38.87 for the fastest time in program history.
Hudson was part of another program record on his own, running a blazing 10.17 in the invitational section of the 100m. It was the fifth-fastest time in school history.
Alaysha Johnson ran a 13.26 in the finals of the 100m hurdles to place fifth. She did so after running a program ninth-best 13.17 in the first round on Friday. Johnson later ran alongside Tiffani Johnson, Daja Gordon and D'Jenne Egharevba in the 4x400, where they placed seventh in an event with five squads from Team USA. Johnson's crew ran a 45.11 in the process.
Charles Brown led the way in the field, recording a long jump of 26'-5.75" (7.84m) for the sixth-farthest in the world this season. Brown's jump ranked fifth in program history. Justin Hall landed a 25'-8.75" (7.84m) with wind for the second-longest wind-aided mark of his career. Vertical jumps highlighted the women's side, where Zarriea Willis tied for fifth after going out at 5'-9.75" (1.77m). Also making a good showing in the field was Seasons Usual, who went 164'-7" (50.17m) in her A-section of the discus to place seventh.
Jonah Koech ran in the invitational section of the mile. He ran a 4:09.88 in what was his first outdoor mile since last season to hop on the podium and earn silver.
Drew McMichael cleared a top height of 17'-10.5" (5.45m) in his elite section of the pole vault. The mark led him to a tie for fourth in a competitive field.
The Red Raiders will once again hit the road next weekend as they head to College Station for Texas A&M's meet, The Reveille.