Scarborough, Distance Relay Lead Way at Matador Qualifier – Texas Tech Red Raiders – TexasTech.com



LUBBOCK, Texas – Texas Tech wrapped its regular season with a one-day last chance meet at home Friday evening. The night was highlighted by a school-record distance medley relay performance and a lifetime-best high jump mark from Jack Scarborough.  
 
After having his middle distance runners compete in various open events throughout the season, head coach Wes Kittley called upon four for the team’s first distance medley relay of the year with the goal of qualifying it for the NCAA Indoor Championships. He enlisted Owen Likins, Chancellor Stephenson, Sven Cepus and Takieddine Hedeilli for the effort. The foursome executed their game plan perfectly, with Likins going even faster than hoped on the opening leg. Stephenson ran a strong 400m, and Cepus did well in the 800m. Hedeilli closed with a four-minute mile to set the time at 9:36.72 – toppling the eight year-old record school record of 9:40.71. Altitude adjustments will shave another five-plus seconds off of Tech’s time, bringing them into the 9:31 range and a top-five spot in the NCAA this season. 
 
The relay did it all while racing alone. 
 
“The DMR was just fantastic,” said Kittley. “I’m very proud of this group. It’s just unbelievable how all of them were able to manage by themselves in a pressured situation.”