FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – The Texas Tech women wrapped up their regionals meet registering multiple entries from the sprints, throws and jumps side to next month's national meet, Saturday evening at John McDonnell Field.
Malin Smith was the first Red Raider to book her spot in Eugene, Ore., finishing eighth in the discus. Smith's lone toss came on her second attempt, which traveled 55.98m (183-8) for a new PB. Meanwhile, Seasons Usual booked her ticker on her final attempt to grab the last qualifying spot. Usual launched the discus 55.11m (180-9) to come in 12th. The 13thplace mark was 54.97m (180-4) as Usual went into her final throw with a 53.24m (174-8) mark – 17th place.
Over in the high jump, Sidney Sapp cleared 1.81m (5-11.25) along with 11 other competitors to secure her spot. She will be one of three Big 12 high jumpers in next month's meet. Demisha Roswell continues her run in the 100 hurdles as she claimed her heat with a time of 12.78 – tied her No. 2 school mark.
Ruth Usoro will be defending her triple jump national title and Ruta Lasmane will be joining her. Lasmane placed third overall with a wind-aided (+2.3) leap of 13.73 (45-0.50) – fifth all-time Tech wind-aided mark. Usoro placed 10th, with a wind-aided mark of 13.38m (43-10.75).
Rosemary successfully completed the double, qualifying in both the 100m and 200m. In the 100m, she broke her own wind-aided record going 10.82 (+2.6). It was the second overall time. In the 200m, she crossed the end line at 22.68 (+2.2) – third all-time Tech wind-aided mark.
The final qualifier of the night came from the 4x400 tandem of Nayanna Dubarry-Gay, Aneesa Scott, Kiah Dubarry-Gay and Knowledge Omovoh. Tech automictically by finishing third with a season-best time of 3:32.75.
The Red Raiders will have the week off before traveling to Eugene for the NCAA Championships (June 8-11).