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Texas Tech Gains 18 First Place Finishes At Own Track Meet

The Red Raiders had a great day at their home track meet on Thursday

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Texas Tech had one heckuva day at their own track meet on March 24th, notching 18 first place finishes and setting two NCAA-leading marks.

High jumper Trey Culver cleared a whopping 7'3 mark in the high jump, good for a personal record as well as the top jump in the NCAA. Culver has already won a national title in indoor track, and this mark sets him on a pace to repeat his indoor performance as well as potentially take the outdoor jump as well. Texas Tech took the top 4 marks in the high jump on Thursday.

Junior JW Smith also set an NCAA-leading mark, this one in the 400 meter hurdles, the "race from hell". Smith ran the entire gamut in 50.49, good for a personal best as well as the national mark.

Charles Brown also had a great day in the long jump, hitting the 8th all-time Texas Tech mark with a jump of 7.83 meters.

Many other Red Raiders had career days on Thursday, and you can read all about them at the Tech Athletics Official Release.

From the VTM Staff Writers, have a fantastic Easter.