AUSTIN, Texas (KCBD) - Ranked No. 1 most of the season, the Texas Tech men took a nation-leading 10 athletes to Austin focused on winning the National Title and the Red Raiders did just that, capturing the NCAA Outdoor Track & Field National Championship.
Congrats to Wes Kittley and the Red Raiders.
Divine Oduduru, a two-time NCAA Champion winning the 2018 outdoor and 2019 Championship came out strong with a collegiate best 9.86 to win the 100M National Championship and getting 10 big points for Texas Tech.
Divine was pumped: “My coach told me don’t be scared. Just go and execute. Go and do what you’ve been doing all year.”
The eight-time Big 12 Champion then captured the 200M National Championship with a time of 19.73, which broke the NCAA Championship record.
In the Discus, Red Raider Duke Kicinski threw it 205-2 on his fourth attempt to win the National Championship.
That 10 points helped vault Texas Tech into first place in the men’s team standings with 60 points.
The Texas Tech Men’s 4 X 100 relay finished third with a time of 38.45
Texas Tech’s Norman Grimes finished second in the Men’s 400M hurdles with a 48.71 time.
In the 800M, Red Raider Jonah Kosch came in 7th and Vincent Crisp 8th.
This is what this program wanted, to bring a National Championship back to Lubbock, and they got it done.
Fans are invited to welcome the National Champions home, Sunday, June 9 at 11:45 a.m. in the plaza south of Jones AT&T Stadium, north of SPC. Free parking in east and west lots of Jones AT&T Stadium.