The Wildcats made their way to Lubbock last weekend to compete in the 2019 Texas Tech Classic.
For the women, Annina Brandenburg, sophomore thrower, placed first in shot put throwing 14.88m. Calyah Brown, freshman thrower, placed seventh in shot put throwing 13.41m.
For the men, Joshua Hunter, senior thrower, placed first in shot put throwing 15.87m. Justin Haines, junior pole vaulter, placed third jumping 4.78m. Riley Ellis, junior, placed first in high jump at 2.03m.
Jamie Kennedy, junior sprinter for the Wildcats, said that being able to go and compete against the bigger schools is apart of the job and is only going to make them better.
“The thought of big schools being there never really was a nerve racking thing,” Kennedy said. “We have been training hard and we knew that we could compete with other athletes that came from a bigger Div. 1 school. That is exactly what we did, went out there and competed to the best of our abilities and did well.”
Kennedy said after this meet her and her team are excited for conference to start up.
“The thing I’m most excited for about conference is the competition,” Kennedy said. “Every week we get better and better so us getting to show our abilities and hard work will be shown at conference.”
The track team will head to Oklahoma on Feb. 2 to compete in the J.D. Martin Invitational.
The meet will start at 10 a.m.