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Women’s Track and Field Secure Third at Big 12 Championship

Ruth Usoro led the Lady Raiders to their highest finish in the Big 12 Championships since 2014!

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This past weekend, the Texas Tech Women’s Track and Field team placed third in the Big 12 Championship! The Lady Raiders were on fire from start to finish, totaling 106.5 points, which is their most points since 2014!

Senior, Ruth Usoro, secured first place after her first attempt of 46′-1.5″ (14.06 m) in the triple jump. This successful attempt set a new Big 12 Championship record for triple jump, and Usoro was well over two feet in front of the field. Usoro is a three-time Big 12 Championship winner and has won the NCAA Championship title once.

Also, joining Usoro on the podium was senior, Chinne Okoronkwo, who secured sixth place with her career-best of 43′-4″ (13.18 m).

Sara Limp, a sixth-year senior, competed in her final conference meet this weekend. She earned bronze in the women’s 400 meters, running a 52.93. Limp now has four top-three finishes in the 400 m in her career.

Seasons Usual, earned a bronze metal in discus, throwing 176′-1″. Usual was a former Second Team All-American, and this was her best finish at a Big 12 meet!

The Lady Raiders 4×100 ran by Virginia Kerley, Kiah Dubarry-Gay, Demisha Roswell and Peyton Ricks, secured a third place win in the relay, finishing with a time of 44.84. Later on in the day, the 4×400 ran by Jadsia Warden, Sara Limp, Amanda Crawford, and Lexye Price, took home bronze with the season-best time of 3:31.74, the sixth fastest time in school history!

Demisha Roswell finished shy of top-three for the Lady Raiders in the 100 m hurdles after running a time of 13.39. Roswell had just PR’d in the event the day prior at 13.17.

Overall, the Lady Raiders brought home a third place finish as a team in the Big 12 Championship, which is absolutely amazing! Way to go Lady Raiders!

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