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MEET: Red Raider All-Comers meet
DATE: 1/23/04
TEAMS PARTICIPATING: NMJC, Texas State, McMurry, Garden City, ACU, SMU, Wayland Baptist, Paul Quinn, Texas Tech (CLUBS)- PTC Elite, A Running Start, Spectrum T.C., Speed by Choice

The lady T-birds began the long in-door and out-door season competing at one of the best venues in the nation, the Texas Tech sports facility. This indoor track is unusual because it is a circle and not an oval like other indoor facilities. Being a circle there is no real point of reference and athletes participating hear for the first time have a difficult time knowing exactly where they are in a race. If history repeats itself we will run substantially better times this coming week. This years All-Comers meet didn’t field as many teams as a year ago, which was fine with us. With only two athletes returning with indoors experience the smaller meet ended up being just right for us. It allowed our freshman girls an opportunity to be competitive and gain some valuable experience running indoors.

We competed in six open running events and performed well in all of them. This doesn’t mean we do not have room for improvement because we can and will improve a lot this season. Once again the long winter break took its toll on most of the young ladies, as it was evident when they returned and their conditioning was poorer than when they left. This limited training had an affect on our performance in the first meet. Once these young ladies get back to some consistent training week in and week out we will see improvement. As of right now they are experiencing mild overuse injuries and soreness, due to the reduced mileage of the holidays and quality of work we must do now to try and be competitive.

The outlook of the semester is positive! These ladies are great to work with! They do what they are asked and really work well together. With this great attitude these young ladies will see substantial improvement over the semester!

Amanda Montes, 1 mile, 11th, 6:13.80; 3,000 meter run 7th, 12:32.93
Ashley Dailey, 1 mile 13th, 6:38.48; 800 meter run 11th, 3:00.01
Angel Sparks, 55 m. dash 18th, 7.58; 200 m. dash 17th 27.86
LaTasha Bishop, 55 m. dash 26th, 7.89; 200 m. dash 18th, 28.42, 400 m. dash 6th 1:02.93
Josephine Jaramillo, 400 m. dash 11th 1:05.89
Becky Zubiate, 3,000 m. run 8th 12:55.47
Vanessa Marquez, 3,000 m. run 10th 13:07.26

NEXT MEET: Texas Tech Red Raider Classic & Masters Invitational, Saturday 1/31/04 Running events begin at 12:30 pm Texas time.

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