D'Andra Carter Throws School Record at Tyson Invitational - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

2/16/08

D'Andra Carter Throws School Record at Tyson Invitational

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The second day of the Tyson Invitational belonged to D'Andra Carter as she broke Patience Knight's record, set last week, in the shot put by throwing a NCAA provisional mark of 52'8.25". The record is the fourth school record broke by Tech this season.

Carter finished eight with her record breaking throw. Patience Knight finished 12th in the shot by throwing 50'7.25".

Tech's hurdlers finished strong during the second day of competition. Shawon Harris ran a NCAA provisional time of 7.77 in the 60M hurdles to finish fourth. Omo Osaghae finished tenth with a time of 7.98 and Jansen Hyde finished eleventh with a time of 7.98.

The Red Raiders ran its second 4x400M of the meet finishing second with a time of 3:11.68. The relay was made up of Lamont Adams, Rodney Mims, Zach Plinario and Wouter Le Roux. The Lady Raiders 4x400M relay team ran a time of 3:46.99 the team consisted of Jonisha Boleware, Sandra Iwunze, Ashley Williams and Keshima Starks.

Tech also had numerous personal bests. Gil Roberts was the highlight as he ran a 21.25 in the 200M. His time was two hundredths of a second from a NCAA provisional time. Jessie Gibbs cleared 11'-6.25" in the pole vault and Shannon Jackson ran a 2:13.39 in the 800M.  Cory Higgins finished seventh in the 3000M with a 8:34.01 and the Lady Raiders followed with Gladys Kipsang running a personal best in the 3000M with a time of 9:42.10 to finish fifth.

The distance medley relays were the last event for Tech at the Tyson Invitational. The men's DMR of Gilbet Limo, Zach Plinario, Silas Kemboi and Edwin Sang ran a time of 9:50.32 finishing sixth. The Lady Raiders finished second by running a NCAA provisional time of 11:27.85. The relay team consisted of by Chep Boit, Sandra Iwunze, Shannon Jackson and Sally Kipyego.

Tech will be taking the next week off to rest for the Big 12 Championships in two weeks. The Big 12 Championships will be Feb. 29 - March 1 at the Bob Devaney Sports Center on the campus of Nebraska University in Lincoln, Neb. For more information, (click here).

Source: TTU

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