LUBBOCK, Texas – The Texas A&M keep track of & discipline courses hit the street for the to start with time in the 2021 time to compete in the two-day Texas Tech Invitational beginning Friday at the Sporting activities Effectiveness Heart.
Satisfy Working day Working experience
The satisfy starts Friday with the multi-gatherings at 11 a.m., adopted by industry events at 3:30 p.m. and working occasions at 5 p.m. Keep track of and area occasions start out at noon on Saturday. No tickets will be available for sale to the normal public.
How to Preserve Up
Almost 40 Aggies enter the invitational. The Texas A&M women’s crew is rated No. 2 in 7 days just one of the USTFCCCA national rankings, when the gentlemen entered at No. 11. It is the second time in 3 seasons the Aggie gals opened up ranked No. 2 and the 13th consecutive year the males ranked in the top 15 in the 7 days one polls.
USTFCCCA National Athlete of the Week, Athing Mu returns to action coming into as a member of the 4x400m. Mu attained the weekly accolade just after breaking a 40-12 months old document in the 600m winning the Aggie Invitational at a time of 1:25.80. The versatile runner also clocked a 50.94 break up in the 4x400m to assistance the Aggies complete at 3:32.39, the next swiftest relay in the NCAA this period.
Texas A&M has representation across the board, the Maroon & White have 19 marks rated in the top rated 20 in the country. Numerous Aggies are ranked in the leading 10 in their respective activities. Mu qualified prospects the NCAA in the 800m (2:01.07), when Deborah Acquah (prolonged bounce, 6.65m/21-10) ranks No. 2 in the nation. Syaira Richardson and Kaylah Robinson rank No. 4 in the NCAA, Richardson in the 400m (52.92) and Robinson in the 60m hurdles (8.16). The women’s 4x400m relay of Charokee Young, Mu, Laila Owens and Richardson is No. 2 in the country (3:32.39).
Tyra Gittens led the NCAA in 2020 in the pentathlon is scheduled to make her 2021 debut in the party. She ranks No. 2 in the higher bounce (1.87m/6-1.5), No. 3 in the long bounce (6.62m/21-8.75) and No. 19 in the 60m hurdles (8.34).
Bryce Deadmon potential customers the No. 11 Aggie adult men squad, he ranks No. 2 in the 400m at 45.68. Connor Schulman and Lance Broome rank in the prime 10 as nicely, Schulman is No. 5 in the 60m hurdles (7.85) and Broome is No. 8 in the 200m (20.95). The Aggie quartet of Jake Lanier, James Smith, Jr., Moitalel Mpoke and Deadmon has clocked the 2nd swiftest 4x400m relay in the country at 3:06.28.
A person of the most aggressive satisfies the Aggies have entered this season options host Texas Tech, Baylor, Kansas, Oklahoma, Oklahoma Condition, TCU, Texas, Arizona and Arizona Point out.
Head Coach Pat Henry
On the Texas Tech Invitational:
“I think this is an additional stage up on the ladder of the season, just about every athlete is wondering about what they did previous 7 days and how they can strengthen. We have a terrific combine of groups to compete versus, it is a really very good area and just about every party will be quite aggressive.”
On Tyra Gittens competing in the pentathlon:
“It will be her first multi-party of the season and I know she has been hunting ahead to this weekend. This will be a really great field for her to get the first pentathlon below her belt.”
Multi-athlete Tyra Gittens
On the enjoyment to contend in her first pentathlon of the year:
“I’m definitely energized to shake the rust off since the initially pentathlon is about possessing to get your human body back in the rhythm of performing various activities in one particular working day. The enjoyment is there, I are not able to rest due to the fact I’m so thrilled but I have to regulate my strength and keep concentrated.”
On her mentality and main concentration this weekend:
“The emphasis for a multi is distinct, you never just have very long bounce or higher leap. The mentality alone is distinctive, it’s a small a lot easier likely but it is really just focusing on 1 celebration at a time. I’ve been competing for a very long time so I do not get anxious for a multi, my primary target is to occur out wholesome and to finish powerful in the 800m.”
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