From a Big 12 Championship to a 29 point drubbing of the Kansas Jayhawks, last Saturday will live in glory as the best day in Texas Tech sports history. A sports equinox for Texas Tech, tons of the school’s teams were in action and the vast majority of them came out with a win. Here’s a step by step recap of the best Saturday in awhile.
11:26 A.M.: Freshman heptathlon athlete Axel Hubert takes first place in the 60m run for the first event of the day.
HEPTATHLON | Off to a start today!— Texas Tech T&F/XC (@TexasTechTF) February 23, 2019
Axel Hubert takes the win in the 60m hurdles with an 8.15! He has jumped into the lead with 4,068 points with 2️⃣ events remaining!
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2:00 P.M.: Both the baseball and softball team take the field for their first games of the day.
2:06 P.M.: Texas Tech Softball pitcher Erin Edmoundson strikes her first batter of the day.
2:38 P.M.: Divine Oduduru breaks the Texas Tech record and gets a gold medal with a 6.52 second 60m time.
Talk about a points grab in the men's 60m! Tech takes 2️⃣3️⃣ points thanks to @odudurudivine1, @_imightsprint, and @D_Rod31!— Texas Tech T&F/XC (@TexasTechTF) February 23, 2019
In just ✌️ track events we've gone from third place to leading by 35.
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2:47 P.M: Freshman Dylan Neuse hits his first of two home runs in this game to put the Red Raiders up against Kentucky.
2:58 P.M.: Trenity Edwards smashes the first home run of the day against the Oregon Ducks.
3:57 P.M.: Erin Edmoundson finishes a complete game shut-out as the softball team beat No. 17 Oregon by a score of 5-0.
4:25 P.M.: Dylan Neuse hits a Grand Slam to put the Red Raiders up 8-5 over the Wildcats of Kentucky.
4:58 P.M.: Divine Oduduru sets the fastest time in the world this year with a 20.08 in the 200m dash.
JUST HOW FAST WAS IT, DIVINE?— Texas Tech T&F/XC (@TexasTechTF) February 23, 2019
▫️ World #️⃣1️⃣
▫️ U.S. #️⃣1️⃣
▫️ Big 12 Championships record
▫️ School record
▫️ Facility record
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6:24 P.M.: Clayton Beeter comes in and shuts the door to give the Red Raider baseball team a 10-7 victory over the Kentucky Wildcats.
6:08 P.M: The Texas Tech Women’s Track and Field team officially finishes 2nd in the Big 12 Championship, the highest point total in team history.
It’s official!— Texas Tech T&F/XC (@TexasTechTF) February 24, 2019
Our women’s squad racked up the second-most points at conference in program history and tied its best Big 12 finish!
An incredible meet put together by our women’s squad! #WreckEm | #Big12TF pic.twitter.com/W5Q6izqLz1
6:13 P.M: The Texas Tech Men’s Track and Field team officially repeats as Big 12 Champions, accumulating the most points in Big 12 history with a whopping 174 points.
7:10 P.M.: These five take the court to begin the Whiteout game against Kansas.
7:17 P.M.: Jarrett Culver throws down a slam off the turnover to fire up the crowd. This play was the epitome of what happened on Saturday.
PUT— Texas Tech Basketball (@TexasTechMBB) February 24, 2019
9:01 P.M.: The Red Raider basketball team finishes off a 29 point beatdown of Kansas in Lubbock.
10:00 P.M.: Texas Tech softball begins its game against San Diego State.
11:59 P.M.: Another shutout complete for the Lady Raiders by a score of 7-0. The most successful day of Texas Tech sports comes to a close.
The day ended with a Big 12 Championship, a blowout of Kansas (didn’t think I would ever say that), two shutout wins, and a grand slam. There were also a combined 5 ranked teams that Texas Tech defeated over 24 hours.
This was a day that will forever be remembered. Not only did we have one big win, we had four. It was a day where all Texas Tech fans could cheer no matter what sport they were following. Sport days like this come once in a Blue Moon, and they should be cherished, just like I am sure we all will cherish this day as the best in Texas Tech sports history.