Tech's Dean runs blazing 60-meter hurdles time in Albuquerque
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Texas Tech sprinter/hurdler Caleb Dean ran the second-fastest 60-meter hurdles time in program history Saturday at the New Mexico Collegiate Classic.
Southern California's Omotade Ojora won the race in 7.58 seconds, and Dean finished third in 7.62, the two fastest times in the NCAA this year. Omar McLeod, the 2016 Olympic gold medalist and two-time world champion, got second in 7.61.
The Tech school record is 7.60 set in March 2010 by Omo Osaghae, the three-time U.S. champion and 2014 world champion who went to Monterey.
Dean, a senior from Hyattsville, Maryland, transferred to Tech this year from Maryland. He also took third on Saturday in the 60 meters, clocking 6.61. He came into the meet 12th in NCAA Division I this season with a time of 6.62.
Tech's Demisha Roswell got second in the women's 60-meter hurdles in 8.03. She came into the weekend third in Division I in that event with an altitude-converted 8.00.
On Friday night, Tech sprinter Courtney Lindsey finished second in the men's 200 meters, running a 20.58.
MOBILE, Ala. — Former Texas Tech running back SaRodorick Thompson carried five times for 35 yards Saturday in the Senior Bowl, helping the National team win over the American team 27-10.
Thompson was the game's third-leading rusher behind two National teammates: Northwestern's Evan Hull with 74 yards on 10 carries and Illinois' Chase Brown with 40 yards on nine attempts.
Thompson's long gain was for 18 yards.
Texas Tech takes on No. 13 Auburn in a battle of 4-1 teams at 11 a.m. Sunday at the McLeod Tennis Center.
Both teams are coming off action in the ITA Kickoff Weekend. Tech, playing in the four-team bracket at Norman, Oklahoma, beat Tulsa 4-2 and lost to No. 17 Oklahoma 4-0.
Auburn, hosting its four-team bracket, beat UC Santa Barbara 4-2 and beat No. 23 Central Florida 4-1 to earn a spot in next month's ITA team indoor championships in Seattle.
Texas Tech has a two-match road trip that has the Red Raiders visiting Tulsa at 1 p.m. Sunday and Wichita State at 1 p.m. Monday.
The Red Raiders (2-3) are coming off ITA Kickoff Weekend matches in Fort Worth, where they took down Utah 4-3 and lost to No. 3 TCU 4-0.
Tulsa (2-2) played in the ITA Kickoff Weekend bracket at Ohio State, losing to Oregon 4-3 and beating Central Florida 4-1. Wichita State (4-3) is on a two-match win streak with victories against Nebraska-Omaha and Washburn.
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