Andrews-native Mechler announces transfer to Texas Tech

Andrews-native Jacob Mechler will compete for Texas Tech Track and Field next season.

Mechler competed at Abilene Christian University his freshman year. He won second place at the Southland Conference Indoor Championship in the weight-throwing competition. Mechler won the state championship in the discus twice at Andrews.

The soon-to-be sophomore said the Red Raiders’ coach had something to do with his decision to join the 2019 National Champions. Texas Tech’s head coach Wes Kittley coached a storied program at Abilene Christian University before taking over Tech’s program.

“He really cares for his athletes. He’s just a really great guy. I’m just super excited. Joining a program that Coach Kittley’s built, defending national champions – it feels awesome,” Mechler said.

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