Spring Sports

Texas Tech Track and Field Wins National Championship

Wes Kittley and the men’s track and field team won an NCAA Outdoor National Championship, the first men’s national championship is the first in Texas Tech history, scoring 60 points, the next closest was Houston at 40 points and Stanford with 32 points.

“I’m just so incredibly proud of these guys,” said Director of Track & Field and Cross Country Wes Kittley, whose Red Raiders were ranked number-one all season. “They’ve lived with a target on their backs all year long. “They just wanted to bring a championship home to Texas Tech, and I’m just so glad they have now done that.”

Here are your points totals and results.

Event Athlete Final Points Place
100 Meter Dash Divine Oduduru 9.86 10 1
200 Meter Dash Divine Oduduru 19.73 10 1
200 Meter Dash Andrew Hudson 20.25 2 7
800 Meter Run Jonah Koech 1.47.28 2 7
800 Meter Run Vincent Crisp 1.47.48 1 8
400 Meter Hurdles Norman Grimes, Jr. 48.71 8 2
4×100 Meter Relay Texas Tech 38.45 6 3
Triple Jump Odaine Lewis 16.70m 3 6
Discus Throw Duke Kicinski 62.53m 10 1
Pole Vault Brandon Bray 5.70m 2 7
Pole Vault Drew McMichael 5.60m 1 8
Long Jump Justin Hall 8.05m 5 4
TOTAL 60

The men scored 8 points on Wednesday with Bray and McMichael, both setting school records, to score in the pole vault, and then Hall scored for the first time in his career, 5th best in school history.

All of the rest of the events scored on Friday night with the big participant being Oduduru, who won the 100m and 200m within an hour of each other and also participated in the 4x100m, along with Keion Sutton, Andrew Hudson, and Jacolby Shelton.

Other huge points were from Grimes and the meet was clinched with Kicinski’s discus throw.

I want to give a special shout-out to the coaching staff, not just Coach Kittley, but James Thomas, Jon Murray, Calvin Robinson, Zach Glavash, Cliff Felkins, and everyone else that is associated with the tax program.

Celebrate!

And they had towels printed up knowing they were going to win a National Championship.

Coach Kittley on winning the National Championship.

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