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The Pink Raiders will start the winter with 5 straight house meets main into the Tech-hosted Massive 12 Indoor Championships. The season will get underway with the annual Corky Basic on Jan. 16. The next weekend, Tech will host the Pink Raider Invitational on Jan. 23. The annual Texas Tech Invitational & Multis will run Jan. 29-30. After every week off, the Pink Raiders will host the Texas Tech Shootout on Feb. 12-13. One final probability at convention qualifying marks will come Feb. 19 with the one-day Matador Qualifier.
“We’ll have 5 actually good meets at house,” mentioned Kittley. “Every meet could have about eight nice groups at our facility every week. We’ll be bringing in a few of the greatest Energy-5 groups within the nation. It may put together us properly.”
On Feb. 26-27, the Sports activities Efficiency Heart will play host to its second Massive 12 Indoor Championship meet. The final time the Massive 12 Championships got here to Lubbock, in 2019, Tech’s males’s group smashed the convention document for factors in a title meet with a staggering 179 as they rolled to essentially the most dominant win in convention historical past. The ladies’s squad racked up 108.5 – a document for this system – to complete second.
“I am so excited to convey our Massive 12 faculties again right here once more,” Kittley mentioned. “Two years in the past, almost each [Big 12 Conference Championship meet] document was damaged on this monitor. The massive radius and broad traces make an enormous distinction, and whenever you mix that with the good groups the Massive 12 has, you are going to get championship outcomes.”
The NCAA Indoor Championships will happen March 12-13 on the College of Arkansas. It was going into final yr’s indoor nationwide meet the NCAA introduced spring championships have been canceled, that means this season’s indoor title meet would be the first the Pink Raiders have competed in in two years.
“We have been in Albuquerque for the nationwide meet when the NCAA canceled it,” mentioned Kittley. “It was disheartening for everybody who had made it there, however we’ve quite a lot of these children again. We’ll be ready properly for after we get again there.”
Final season’s cancelation of spring sports activities means Texas Tech’s males will enter the 2021 outside season reigning nationwide champions. The Pink Raiders scored 60 factors in Austin in 2019 to assert the primary nationwide title in any males’s sport at school historical past. Following the meet, Kittley was named USTFCCCA Males’s Coach of the 12 months, whereas Calvin Robinson was voted USTFCCCA Males’s Assistant Coach of the 12 months for his work with the sprints group.
Per typical, the outside marketing campaign will start at Kittley’s alma mater, Abilene Christian, with the aptly-named Wes Kittley Invitational from March 19-20. A lot of the group could be anticipated to open up on the March 24-27 Texas Relays in Austin. April 2-Three will supply a small meet in Canyon, the West Texas A&M Invitational. Tech will return house the next weekend for the April 9-10 Masked Rider Open earlier than heading to Waco for the Baylor-hosted Michael Johnson Invitational from April 16-17. That very same weekend, a portion of the squad will break up off and compete on the prestigious Mt. SAC Relays in Walnut, Calif.
April 23-24 will supply a brand new addition the Tech schedule has not seen in recent times – a daily season meet on the College of Oklahoma. Tech will compete on the John Jacobs Invitational that weekend earlier than honoring this system’s seniors April 30-Might 1 on the Corky/Crofoot Shootout.
The 2021 Massive 12 Outside Championships will happen Might 14-16 in Manhattan, Kan. Initially set to happen in Lubbock, the convention agreed to current the meet to Kansas State after they missed their probability to host final season.
“We now have a extremely good indoor group, however our group is basically made for outside,” mentioned Kittley. “We add within the 400m hurdles, relays, discus, javelin and extra. Our outside group is particular and I am excited to see them compete.”
From Might 27-29, Tech will search outside qualifying spots on the NCAA West Preliminary, set to happen this yr at Texas A&M. The NCAA Outside Championships will happen June 9-12 in Eugene, Ore.
Very similar to different Texas Tech occasions, indoor monitor and area may also function at 25 % capability. Primarily based on this share, the Sports activities Efficiency Heart could have an all-inclusive capability of 750. Ticket sale availability will fluctuate every meet primarily based on the overall variety of student-athlete contributors, coaches, officers, volunteers and go checklist portions.
— to texastech.com