Tech takes relay win, school record in regular-season finale

Tech takes relay win, school record in regular-season finale

By Layne Weitzel, TTU Sports Information

LOUISVILLE – Tennessee Tech ended its 2018 outdoor regular season on Saturday, competing up at the University of Louisville's Lenny Lyles / Clark Wood Invitational.

The Golden Eagles put up five personal records – among them was Na'Asha Robinson's 11.73 time in the 100m dash prelims, which stands as a new school record. Teammate Lisa Wickham had held the record at 11.76 for two weeks after setting it at the Austin Peay Governors Invitational in mid-April.

Tech also racked up five top-5 finishes, including a win in the 4x400m relay. Robinson, Khemani Roberts, Ceirra Tate and D'Airrien Jackson combined for a time of 3:45.62 to finish first in their heat and of the event's eight competing teams.

Jackson and Micayla Rennick took runner-up finishes in the 400m dash and 1500m run respectively, and Jackson also finished third in the 200m dash with a career-best time of 24.25.

Tech's 4x100m relay squad of Tate, Wickham, Jackson and Robinson placed fifth in 46.21.

Tech will now prepare to host the 2018 Ohio Valley Conference Outdoor Championships, which are scheduled for May 10-12 at Tucker Stadium.
Keyanna Word – 22.80m/74'10"; 24th place overall
100m hurdles (prelims)
Khemani Roberts – 14.71; 16th place overall
Eshe Robinson – 16.04; 33rd place overall
100m dash (prelims)
Na'Asha Robinson – 11.73; 6th place overall (qualified for finals) – new Tech record
Lisa Wickham – 11.94; 9th place overall (qualified for finals)
Teauna Anderson – 12.32; 22nd place overall – new personal record
High jump
Na'Scottisha Drummond – 1.60m/5'3"; 7th place overall
Eshe Robinson – 1.45m/4'9"; 12th place overall
4x100m relay
1500m run
Micayla Rennick – 4:22.85; 2nd place overall
Purity Sanga – 4:40.47; 16th place overall
400m dash
D'Airrien Jackson – 54.21; 2nd place overall
Na'Asha Robinson – 58.31; 17th place overall
Shaylee Ellingson – 1:21.40; 37th place overall
Triple jump
Raven Smith – foul
800m run
Madison Stremler – 2:19.55; 17th place overall
Anna Cooper – 2:27.49; 33rd place overall
Courtney McCowan – 2:36.76; 40th place overall – new personal record
200m dash
D'Airrien Jackson – 24.25; 3rd place overall – new personal record
Teauna Anderson – 25.32; 23rd place overall – new personal record
Ceirra Tate – 25.38; 24th place overall
4x400m relay
Photos by Thomas Corhern, TTU Sports Information