LUBBOCK, Texas - Entering the third week of the indoor season, the Texas Tech men's distance medley relay team officially ranks No. 1 in the country.
The relay squad, comprised of Ezekiel Kissorio, Joseph Richards III, Nick Rivera and 2012 NCAA Cross Country Champion Kennedy Kithuka finished first overall this weekend at the Masked Rider Open with a time of 9:55.87.
After conversions for altitude their official time of 9:51.10 stands as No. 1 on the national indoor performance list.
The performance was one of several that highlighted a full weekend of action inside the Athletic Training Facility on the Texas Tech campus. Two indoor school records were broken as senior hurdler Katie Grimes once again set a new standard in the women's 55-meter hurdles finishing first overall with a time of 7.67. The time currently ranks No. 8 nationally.
Meanwhile, sophomore Kole Weldon broke the men's indoor shot put record with a throw of 18.47-meters (60'-7.25"), a mark that stands as No. 8 nationally. Both Red Raider and Lady Raider 4x400 relay squads also put on a show. The Lady Raiders finished first overall this weekend with a season-best time of 3:37.78 - a mark that ranks No. 3 nationally.
The Red Raider 4x400 relay squad recorded a time of 3:12.28 and enters the week at No.12 nationally.
Both the Red Raider and Lady Raider track and field squads will return to action this week in their first road meet of the season as the pair competes at the Texas A&M Mondo Challenge in College Station Jan. 25-26.
Tech will team up with fellow Big 12 member TCU in a conference showdown with schools from the PAC-12 and SEC.