This past weekend at the Mt. Sac Relays, Nichols landed in the sand pit at 6.86m (22-6.25) as she broke her own school record of 6.80m (22-3.75) on her first attempt. Then on her third attempt, she registered a mark of 6.89m (22-7.25) as it was winded-aided (3.1). Nichols’ wind legal mark puts a No. 2 globally as her wind-aided mark is tops in the NCAA.
Zahafi had a record-breaking Saturday in Gainesville, Fla., at the Tom Jones Memorial running in the 800. He recorded splits of 50.94 and 52.76 for a time of 1:43.60, finishing nearly three seconds ahead of the next three placers. It went down as the world-leading time, the No. 3 all-time mark in NCAA history and broke Tech legend Jonathan Johnson’s 2004 time of 1:44.77.
2022 Outdoor Track & Field Women’s Athlete of the Week
March 23 – Caira Pettway, Baylor, Sr. (Sprints/Long Jump)
March 30 – Kennedy Simon, Texas, Sr. (4x400m relay)
Rhasidat Adeleke, Texas, So. (4x400m relay)
Julien Alfred, Texas, Sr. (4x400m relay)
Stacey Ann Williams, Texas, Sr. (4x400m relay)
April 6 – Tyra Gittens, Texas, Gr. (High Jump/Long Jump)
April 13 – Payden Montana, Oklahoma, Jr. (Shot Put)
2022 Outdoor Track & Field Men’s Athlete of the Week
March 23 – Bayley Campbell, Oklahoma, Sr., (Hammer)
March 30 – Vernon Turner, Oklahoma, R-Jr. (High Jump)
April 6 – Ryan Smeeton, Oklahoma State, Sr. (Distance)
April 13 – Jason Gomez, Iowa State, Jr. (Distance)
The Red Raiders are back in action this weekend in Waco for the Michael Johnson Invitational taking place Friday-Saturday.