LUBBOCK, Texas – The Texas A&M observe & subject programs strike the highway for the first time in the 2021 period to compete in the two-day Texas Tech Invitational beginning Friday at the Sporting activities Overall performance Heart.
Fulfill Day Working experience
The meet begins Friday with the multi-gatherings at 11 a.m., adopted by discipline occasions at 3:30 p.m. and working occasions at 5 p.m. Monitor and area gatherings start off at noon on Saturday. No tickets will be readily available for sale to the basic public.
How to Preserve Up
Approximately 40 Aggies enter the invitational. The Texas A&M women’s group is ranked No. 2 in week 1 of the USTFCCCA national rankings, while the men entered at No. 11. It is the 2nd time in 3 seasons the Aggie ladies opened up ranked No. 2 and the 13th consecutive year the males ranked in the leading 15 in the week a single polls.
USTFCCCA Countrywide Athlete of the Week, Athing Mu returns to action coming into as a member of the 4x400m. Mu attained the weekly accolade immediately after breaking a 40-12 months previous document in the 600m winning the Aggie Invitational at a time of 1:25.80. The multipurpose runner also clocked a 50.94 split in the 4x400m to assist the Aggies end at 3:32.39, the next quickest relay in the NCAA this time.
Texas A&M has illustration across the board, the Maroon & White have 19 marks rated in the major 20 in the region. Several Aggies are rated in the prime 10 in their respective functions. Mu prospects the NCAA in the 800m (2:01.07), even though Deborah Acquah (extended jump, 6.65m/21-10) ranks No. 2 in the nation. Syaira Richardson and Kaylah Robinson rank No. 4 in the NCAA, Richardson in the 400m (52.92) and Robinson in the 60m hurdles (8.16). The women’s 4x400m relay of Charokee Young, Mu, Laila Owens and Richardson is No. 2 in the country (3:32.39).
Tyra Gittens led the NCAA in 2020 in the pentathlon is scheduled to make her 2021 debut in the function. She ranks No. 2 in the higher soar (1.87m/6-1.5), No. 3 in the prolonged soar (6.62m/21-8.75) and No. 19 in the 60m hurdles (8.34).
Bryce Deadmon qualified prospects the No. 11 Aggie adult males squad, he ranks No. 2 in the 400m at 45.68. Connor Schulman and Lance Broome rank in the major 10 as effectively, Schulman is No. 5 in the 60m hurdles (7.85) and Broome is No. 8 in the 200m (20.95). The Aggie quartet of Jake Lanier, James Smith, Jr., Moitalel Mpoke and Deadmon has clocked the next swiftest 4x400m relay in the country at 3:06.28.
A single of the most aggressive meets the Aggies have entered this time options host Texas Tech, Baylor, Kansas, Oklahoma, Oklahoma Point out, TCU, Texas, Arizona and Arizona State.
Head Coach Pat Henry
On the Texas Tech Invitational:
“I assume this is a further move up on the ladder of the period, just about every athlete is pondering about what they did last week and how they can enhance. We have a fantastic mix of teams to compete in opposition to, it is a genuinely very good industry and just about every single party will be incredibly aggressive.”
On Tyra Gittens competing in the pentathlon:
“It will be her first multi-event of the period and I know she has been seeking forward to this weekend. This will be a very superior subject for her to get the first pentathlon below her belt.”
Multi-athlete Tyra Gittens
On the excitement to contend in her 1st pentathlon of the time:
“I’m absolutely excited to shake the rust off due to the fact the very first pentathlon is about acquiring to get your human body again in the rhythm of accomplishing several functions in one day. The excitement is there, I can not slumber simply because I’m so excited but I have to handle my power and stay targeted.”
On her mentality and main concentration this weekend:
“The focus for a multi is various, you really don’t just have extensive bounce or significant soar. The mentality alone is different, it is a small much easier going but it is really just concentrating on one particular event at a time. I have been competing for a long time so I never get nervous for a multi, my main aim is to arrive out balanced and to finish strong in the 800m.”
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