Red Raiders Win Five Mountain Region Track and Field Awards
The accolades keep pouring in for the Texas Tech Track and Field program Monday.
The Men’s and Women’s programs won a combined five U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) regional honors, as announced by the USTFCCCA Monday.
The University of Oregon programs won five awards for the West Region, the only program to match the red Raiders showing n the Mountain region.
The five awards marked Tech's highest single-season total in program history for an indoor or outdoor season
Head Coach Wes Kittley repeated as Men’s Coach of the Year and Assistant Coach James Thomas was named both Men and Women’s Assistant of the Year.
Senior Cierra White was named Women's Track Athlete of the Year earning the indoor-outdoor sweep for that award in 2015.
White finished first or second in every 100-meter and 200-meter dash races she competed in during the 2015 season. She enters the NCAA Championships the sixth-rated runner in the 100-meters and seventh in the 200-meters.
White qualified for the national meet all four seasons for the Red Raiders.
Thrower Kole Weldon was named the Men's Field Athlete of the Year for the second consecutive year.
Weldon scored 26 points during the Big 12 Championships, more than any other athlete in ten years, by winning the hammer throw and finishi9ng second in the discuss and shot ut events. His winning discuss throw in the West Regionals out distanced the competition by seven feet.
Ten Red Raider athletes will be competing in six events at the NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships in Eugene, Oregon Wednesday-Saturday.