The Morning Stake

The Morning Stake: Men’s T&F Finishes 2nd, Women’s Finishes 3rd; Baseball to Play Texas; Football Notes

The men’s track team finished second and the women’s team finished third in the Big 12 Outdoor Championships. The baseball team is set to take on Texas in the Big 12 Championship and a handful of football notes, including a preview from the Big 12.


Photo via Charles Henry @ Flickr.

Track and Field

Men Finish Second and Women Finish Third. The men finished second overall and the women finished third in the Big 12 Outdoor Championship. Kole weldon was the high point scorer for the event and this was the second year in a row that he did that. Hannah Carson won her second title of the weekend in the discus, while Chris Caldwell won the 110m hurdles. A small football note, Nigel Bethel ran on the 4x100m relay, which placed 4th overall. The NCAA regional is in Austin at the end of the month, May 28th through 30th.

Baseball

Texas Tech to Play Texas in Big 12 Championship. Texas Tech will play the Longhorns on Wednesday at 9:00 am in the first round of the Big 12 Championship. Texas Tech will play the winner or loser of TCU and Baylor. The Big 12 Championship is in Tulsa Oklahoma at OneOK Field.

Football

Big 12 Preview. The Big 12’s official site has a short preview of Texas Tech. I usually read these for the other teams as I try to write my previews, so for a good overhead view, this is okay.

Here’s head coach Kliff Kingsbury on the team’s approach this spring:

“I think we’re just laying low right now. When you go 4-8, you’ve got to know when to lay low. We’re grinding. We’re working hard and our team has done a good job of keeping their mouth shut and just working hard and getting done what we need to get done.”

Possible Red Raiders. Wreck’Em 24/7 Sports’ Michael LaBarre has his weekly look at recruiting.

Fortenberry Signs With Dallas. Congrats to Reshod Fortenberry for signing as a free agent with the Dallas Cowboys.

Waddle Walks. Congrats to former texas Tech footballer LaAdrian Waddle is rehabbing on his knee, but he also should have walked the stage to receive his diploma and graduate from Texas Tech:

“My mother was getting on me as soon as I came out in the draft,” Waddle said, laughing, about being pushed to get his degree. “I was so close to finishing. I made a promise. She’ll be proud. It’s definitely a happy day.

“Being a part of something like that (graduation), especially at the University – it’s a great thing. You’re with people who worked as hard as you did. Being announced together, you’ve got a feeling of what they went through.”

Texas Tech Third in Texas Attendance in Texas. Via the DMN, we find out that the Aggies passed the Longhorns in attendance, while Texas Tech was third in the state, with 353,603 total and an average of 58,934. The next closest teams were Baylor, who had 280,257 total and an average of 46,710 and TCU had 313,036 toal and an average of 44,719. The Longhorns were over 200,000 more attendees than Texas Tech.

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