Athletic training junior Katie Till passes the baton to nursing senior Gemma Gonzalez in the distance medley relay at the Lone Star Conference Indoor Track and Field Championships. Feb. 21. (Bridget Reilly )
Athletic training junior Katie Till passes the baton to nursing senior Gemma Gonzalez in the distance medley relay at the Lone Star Conference Indoor Track and Field Championships. Feb. 21.

Bridget Reilly

Day one recap of the LSC indoor track and field championships

February 21, 2020

The women’s indoor track team started the Lone Star Conference Indoor Track & Field Championships at Texas Tech off strong, putting the Mustangs in 5th place at the end of the first day at Lubbock on Friday, Feb. 21.

Distance medley relay

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Education freshman Elizabeth Butzke runs 1,200 meters at the start of distance medley relay event. Feb. 21.

Amerhyst Woolf, nursing junior, ran up a storm as she finished 2nd place in the 5000 meter, clocking in at 18:08. Woolf made it to the podium but also recorded a career best by shaving over a minute off her previous time, 19:19 at the UCO Weilert Open.

“I’m super excited, because it was really unexpected, because I was sitting 15th, so to go from 15th to 2nd, it’s just so crazy. It was an interesting race, real tough and definitely a fighter until the end but [I’m] super happy. It definitely shows that all the miles and the hard work that, not only myself but us as a team, that we all put in is paying off,” Woolf said.

Distance medley relay

Nursing senior Gemma Gonzalez completes the third lap of the 1,600 meter leg of the distance medley relay. Feb. 21.

The distance medley relay also made it to the podium, set a new career best and finished 3rd place with a time of 12:54. 

Elizabeth Butzke, childhood education freshman, led the first leg running 1200 meters in 3:53 minutes. Taylor Carr, sports and leisure freshman, followed up the second leg, clocking in a career best of 1:00 in 400 meters. Katie Till, athletic training junior, finished with a 2:25 in 800 meters. Gemma Gonzalez, nursing senior, brought up the rear in the 1600 meter portion with a time of 5:35. 

“I’m tired, but I’m happy because we all did so well,” Gonzalez said.

Additional Results

  • Gonzales also finished third in the women’s 800 meter with a career-best 2:19.66 time. She runs in the finals tomorrow at 2:20 p.m. 
  • Mercy Yermo, exercise physiology, ran past the 2000 meter mark in the 5000 meter run before dropping out of the competition. 
  • Miracle Mahone, pre-med freshman , finished 16th in the 60 meter dash with a time of 7.98 seconds.
  • Hannah Ponder, kinesiology junior , finished 18th in the women’s weight throw with a distance of 12.14 meters. 
  • Carr finished 16th in the women’s 400 meter, posting a career best time of 1:01.00.
  • Sydni Lewis, psychology freshman, finished 20th in the 400 meter with a time of 1:06.24.
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