LUBBOCK, Texas – Texas Tech track & field is hosting its last meet of the season in the Sports Performance Center, the Matador Qualifier, starting tomorrow, February 16 at 3 p.m.
Tech will bring in a total of 26 teams for the meet, including: Adams State, Angelo State, Baylor, Central Christian (KS), Eastern New Mexico, Florida State, Hardin Simmons, Harding, LeTourneau, Lubbock Christian, Midwestern, New Mexico Jr College, Oklahoma Baptist, Oklahoma City, Our Lady of the Lake, South Plains, Southwest, Tarleton, Texas A&M – Commerce, Texas Lutheran, Trinity, Southern Nazarene, UACJ, Wayland Baptist, West Texas A&M, Western Texas.
HOW TO WATCH
Fans can purchase tickets to Friday’s meet both ONLINE and at the Sports Performance Center ticket window located on the north side of the complex on meet day. Tickets will be $5 for children (2-17) and $8 for adults.
A live stream will also be available for purchase on TexasTech.tv. A pricing map for Friday’s meet can be located HERE.
Prime Time Timing will be providing live results at no cost.
TOPPING THE RANKS
For the second week in a row, the Red Raiders have achieved their highest ranking in program history, this time coming in at No. 1. The last time a Texas Tech program was ranked number one was the Lady Raider Basketball team on January 12th of 2004. This nationally leading position was achieved from their 19 marks ranked within the top-25 nationally in their respective categories. Seven of these athletes are ranked in more than one event. This weekend, the Red Raiders look to add a few more qualifying marks to the count in the Matador Qualifier meet.
Senior high jumper Trey Culver and freshman sprinter Divine Oduduru are among the 10 male names in the NCAA that currently reside on The Bowerman mid-indoor watch list. This marks the first time in program history that two Red Raider names have made an appearance on the watch list for this award at the same time. Culver, a Lubbock native, has fully absorbed the home-crowd advantage at the new Sports Performance Center, bringing in school record performances from both of his competitions this year... his best being 2.33m/7-7.75 from the Corky Classic home opener. This mark sits first in the nation and seventh in the world. Oduduru has also grown fawn of the facility, bringing in five Texas Tech all-time record performances, two of which were in his first-ever indoor 200m performances. The most recent was Oduduru’s 20.18 200m win, securing both a world and nation lead.
ON THE DOCKET
Next up, the Red Raiders will head to the Big 12 Championship in Ames, Iowa, for their first away meet of the season. The meet will take place on February 23-24.