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Both Texas Tech men’s and women’s outdoor track and field teams ranked in top 5

The Texas Tech women's track & field team checked in at No. 3, while the men ranked No. 5.
The Texas Tech women's track & field team checked in at No. 3, while the men ranked No. 5.(Texas Tech Athletics)
Published: Mar. 28, 2022 at 3:51 PM CDT
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LUBBOCK, Texas (KCBD) - Both the men’s and women’s track and field teams landed a spot in the top 5 in the first rankings of the outdoor season.

The Texas Tech women’s team ranked third in the country, while the men’s team came in at No. 5 in the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association poll released Monday.

Tech is one of three teams in the nation that has both its teams ranked in the top 5.

Two new school records were set in this weekend’s Texas Relays in Austin in the women’s 4x100 and long jump. The Red Raiders also came away with wins in the 400 hurdles, discus, shot put, 200 invitational and triple jump.

Texas Tech will host the Masked Rider Open this Friday and Saturday.

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