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Relay Team Breaks School Record at Texas Tech Open

Relay Team Breaks School Record at Texas Tech Open

The Basics
Event: Texas Tech Open – Hosted by Texas Tech
 Fuller Track & Field Complex – Lubbock, Texas
Complete Results: Texas Tech Open

TULSA, Okla. – The Oral Roberts track and field teams got a school record in the 4x100m relay and took home four championships Thursday at the Texas Tech Open. In the first two meets of the outdoor season, ORU now has 10 individual championships to its credit.

News & Notes
- The women's 4x100m relay team broke the school record with a time of 45.40, breaking the 2013 record of 45.61, which was also set at the Texas Tech Open.

- Israel Nelson ran a personal best in the 110m hurdles at 14.11. That time is top-15 in the nation, and top-10 in the west region.

- ORU won three of the six heats in the women's 200m dash, including an overall win by Madison Reynolds.  

- Kirsten Burnett put out a career best mark of 12.37m (40-7.0) in the triple jump to win the event. It was her third collegiate win in the event, but her first outdoors.

- Justin Estala and Tommy Dial, along with former Golden Eagle Jack Whitt, all tied for the second-highest mark in the pole vault. Based on the number of missed attempts, Estala took first among collegiate athletes while Dial took third.

Men's Top Finishers
3,000m Steeplechase
4th – Joshua Lee – 10:26.25

110m Hurdles
1st – Israel Nelson – 14.11

100m Dash
5thJoseph Reis-Herron – 10.73

200m Dash
5thD'Khari Hicks – 21.43

400m Dash
2ndReinhard Ndlovu – 46.71

4x400m Relay
2ndOmeiza Akerele, Israel Nelson, D'Khari Hicks, Reinhard, Ndlovu – 3:11.56

5thElisha Jordan – 48.76m (160-0)

Long Jump
4thTristan James – 7.33m (24-0.75)*
*Season Best

Pole Vault
1st – Justin Estala – 5.03m (16-6)
3rd – Tommy Dial – 5.03m (16-6)

Women's Top Finishers
4x100m Relay
1stCameron Hilliard, Madison Reynolds, Kirsten Burnett, Tamaira Williams - 45:40*
*School Record

100m Hurdles
5th - Tiffany Richeson – 14.71*
*Season Best

100m Dash
2nd – Tamaira Williams – 11.66*
*Career Best

200m Dash
1st – Madison Reynolds – 24.24
4th – Tamaira Williams – 24.51

800m Run
3rd – Omega Reese – 2:16.66*
*Season Best

Triple Jump
1st – Kirsten Burnett – 12.37m (40-7.0)*
*Career Best

Up Next
ORU will be back in action April 9 as the Golden Eagles travel to the Baylor Invitational in Waco, Texas.

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