RICHMOND, Ky. -- Former Tennessee Tech women’s basketball
Price and Meagan
Lyons continued to leave their mark in a different Tech sport,
as the converted track stars both set school records at the OVC
championships in Richmond, Ky.
Price set two school records during prelims Friday, and Lyons established a third, as both became the first Tech sprinters to advance to the OVC Finals.
Price posted a 58.64 in the 400-meter dash, breaking the
previous school record of 58.91 set in 2002 by Brelinda Johnson. On
Saturday, Price couldn’t match that time, and finished eighth
The former starting point guard for the Golden Eagle women’s basketball team, Price raced to a time of 25.28 in the 200-meter dash later in the day Friday, finishing 13th in the prelims. That time narrowly eclipsed the previous school record of 28:32 set in 2004 by Bethany Burney.
Lyons, who also started four years on the women’s basketball team, was fifth in the qualifying race of the 100-meter hurdles Friday with a school-record time of 14.33 seconds. That was just over a half-second better than Carmen Tucker’s 2001 school mark of 14.85. In Saturday’s finals, Lyons finished eighth in 15.67.