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Oloyede Breaks School Weight Throw Record on Day One of Texas Tech Invitational

Jan 29, 2021

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LUBBOCK, Texas – Israel Oloyede broke his own school weight throw record on day one of the Texas Tech Invitational on Friday. Throwing a PR of 22.43m (73-7.25), Oloyede rewrites his previous school record mark of 22.34m (73-3.5), placing him second in the NCAA and tying the meet record. Oloyede previously broke the school weight throw record at NAU Tune Up on Feb. 21, 2020.

Dominic Gehr, Talie Bonds and Skylar Sieben also made the trip for the Wildcats, competing in the multis. Gehr closed out his first day of combined events with 2,750 points in the heptathlon. He will compete again tomorrow beginning at 9:00 a.m. MST. 

Sieben finished her season opener in fourth place in the pentathlon with a total score of 3,864. She tied her long jump PR and grabbed a third place finish in the shot put. Bonds placed sixth overall for the day, scoring 3,754 points and placing second in the 60m hurdles and third in the high jump.

"As our starting point in the season, I am very pleased with the outcome of today." said head coach Fred Harvey. "One of the things that I think is important is that when you have your opportunity you have to take full advantage of it. All of the athletes are ready to compete at a high level. Israel threw the second best mark in the country in his opening competition, but that doesn't surprise me because it's what he's been doing. As for our multis, this is their first indoor competition and they competed very well, but there's definitely some work to be done." 

The Wildcats will compete in day two of the Texas Tech Invitational on Saturday. A complete recap will be posted to You can also follow @ArizonaTrack on twitter throughout the day for live updates. 

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