Tech secures second place at Big 12 Championships | Sports

The Texas Tech track team took 2nd place in the 2022 Big 12 Championships in Ames, Iowa last weekend, finishing second overall.

In the final run of the women’s 60-metres, runner-up Rosemary Chukwuma finished first overall with a time of 7.17 seconds. This broke his own school record and earned 10 Tech points for the event, according to Tech Athletics.

In women’s shot put, the senior Seasons Usual became the first Red Raider to win three consecutive titles, according to Tech Athletics. The usual best mark came on his second throw of 21.55 yards. That first place secured Tech 10 points.

In the women’s long jump, Tech takes the top two spots. Senior Ruth Usoro won a hat-trick, finishing first with a best jump of 6.59 metres. Senior Monae’ Nichols takes second place with the best score on her last jump of 6.50 meters. Those first and second place finishes gave Tech 18 points, according to Tech Athletics.

In the final round of the men’s 200 metres, Tech had 19 points and took the top two spots. Junior Jacolby Shelton finished first with a time of 20.80 seconds, while junior Courtney Lindsey was second with a time of 20.84 seconds, according to Big 12 Sports.

In the men’s triple jump, Tech had 20 points, according to Big 12 Sports. Senior Jalen Seals finished first with a mark of 16.31 yards, junior Chris Welch was third with a mark of 15.84 yards and junior Jequan Hogan was fifth with a mark of 15.17 yards.

In the final run of the men’s 60-meter hurdles, Tech took the top two spots. Freshman Vashaun Vascianna finished first with a time of 7.75 seconds, while senior Maliek Kendall finished second with a time of 7.79 seconds. With those first and second place finishes, Tech collected 18 points from the event, according to Big 12 Sports.

In the final run of the men’s 60 meters, Tech had 18 points, according to Big 12 Sports. Junior Jacolby Shelton led the charge with a first place finish and a time of 6.64 seconds.

In the men’s 1,000 meter race, senior Moad Zahafi finished first overall with a time of 2:20.26 and had 10 points, according to Tech Athletics. Zahafi is the current Big 12 leader for this event.

In the women’s triple jump, sophomore Ruta Lasmane finished first overall with 13.85 meters, according to Big 12 Sports. Sophomore Onaara Obamuwagun finished fifth with 13.85 meters. Those two finishes totaled 14 points for Tech.

In the women’s pentathlon 60-meter hurdles, junior Aria Tate finished first overall with a time of 8.48 seconds, according to Big 12 Sports. Tate set a new personal best with this time and earned 1021 Tate points.

In the women’s pole vault, senior Chloe Wall finished third with a clear height of 4.37 meters. This mark set a new personal best and secured six points for Tech. Heading into the event, Wall’s previous personal best was 4.34 meters, set at last week’s Jarvis Scott Open, according to Tech Athletics.

In the men’s heptathlon 60-meter hurdles, junior Gary Haasbroek finished first overall with a time of 8.17 seconds. That first place secured Haasbroek 939 points, according to Big 12 sports.

The men’s team had 155 points, while the women had 124. Both teams placed second in their divisions and Tech placed second overall, according to Big 12 Sports.