Tech Places 11 on All-America Teams

Published 06/16 2014 03:05PM

Updated 06/16 2014 03:08PM

LUBBOCK, Texas(Texas Tech Press Release) – Two days after competition came to a close at the NCAA Division I Track and Field Championships a total of 11 Texas Tech student-athletes were honored as All-Americans by the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association.
Senior Red Raider Kennedy Kithuka (5,000m and 10,000m) along with the Lady Raider trio of Hannah Carson (javelin), Le’Tristan Pledger (100H) and Cierra White (200m) were honored as First Team All-Americans after advancing to the finals and finishing in the Top-8 in their respective events.
Meanwhile, Bradley Adkins (High Jump), JaCorian Duffield (High Jump), and members of the Lady Raider 4x400 Relay Team (Amoy Blake, Montenae Roye-Speight, Tiffany Tarver, and White) were named to the All-America Second Team.
Kithuka finished fourth in the men’s 10,000-meter run before going on to finish eighth in the 10,000-meter run just two days later at Hayward Field. He set Texas Tech school records and won Big 12 titles in both events over the season. The Thika, Kenya native is also the first Red Raider in school history to earn All-America First Team honors in either the 5,000 and 10,000 outdoors. 
For the Lady Raiders, both White and Pledger are the first female Tech athletes to earn All-America honors in 200-meters and sprint hurdles respectively. Carson became Tech’s first female All-America First Team selection in the javelin.
Pledger broke the Texas Tech 100-meter school record at the Big 12 Championships with a time of 12.93 seconds at the Big 12 Championships.
Bradley Adkins                          High Jump                                   Second Team
JaCorian Duffield                      High Jump                                   Second Team
Kennedy Kithuka                     5000 Meters                               First Team
Kennedy Kithuka                     10,000 Meters                           First Team
Amoy Blake                                4x400 Relay                                Second Team
Hannah Carson                         Javelin                                          First Team
Le’Tristan Pledger                    100 Meter Hurdles                  First Team
Montenae Roye-Speight      4x400 Relay                                Second Team
Tiffany Tarver                            4x400 Relay                                Second Team
Cierra White                               200 Meters                                 First Team
Cierra White                               4x400 Relay                                Second Team

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