For decades upon decades, Tech fans have heard the insults from other fanbases. “Little brother program,” “School of mediocre sports,” “Tech simply doesn’t have what it takes.” As fans, we’ve done a great job of diverting these insults but one fact has remained true, typical Tech simply can’t win it all. That is until now.
Yes you read that right, the Texas Tech Red Raiders have won a men’s National Championship. Led by a legendary senior class that includes arguably the fastest man in the world Divine Oduduro, this men’s Track & Field team did the damn thing.
The men’s 4x100 team got things going Friday evening, coming in third running a school record 38.45. Jonah Koech and Vincent Crisp added more points to the team score as they both ran sub-1:50 times in the 800m. Norman Grimes came in huge in the 400m hurdles coming in fifth nationally. Duke Kicinski brought the house down with a national championship throw in discus really tipping the scale in Tech’s favor. All this came to a climax when the man of the entire meet Oduduro came into his block to run the 100m.
The time of 9.86 ties Oduduro with Carl Lewis as the 10th fastest 100m runner ever. He followed that up with an amazing 19.73 200m dash which is the second fastest ever in NCAA history.
This track meet was legendary and shows that Texas Tech can now truly claim to be the home of champions.