Louisiana Tech’s Jarvis Gotch and Tramaine Maloney both set meet records and claimed gold in the 60m dash and 60m hurdles, respectively, at Friday’s Samford Invitational held at the Birmingham CrossPlex.
Louisiana Tech’s track and field program will make the first of what will hopefully be three consecutive trips to Birmingham, Alabama Friday for the Samford Invitational at the CrossPlex.
Louisiana Tech redshirt senior Jarvis Gotch was honored by Conference USA again as he was named the league’s Field Co-Athlete of the Week following his performance at the Vanderbilt Invitational.
Louisiana Tech’s men and women moved up in the regional rankings while the men’s team entered the first week of February ranked 52nd nationally.
Louisiana Tech’s women’s 4x400m relay claimed gold and Jarvis Gotch was the top collegian in the 60m dash with the fourth-fastest time in school history as action wrapped up at the Vanderbilt Invitational late Saturday.
Louisiana Tech senior Jarvis Gotch finished as the runner-up and recorded the fourth-best long jump mark in school history as action on the first day of the Vanderbilt Invitational wrapped up late Friday in Nashville.
Louisiana Tech will face four teams ranked in the top 25 this weekend as Tech heads to Nashville, Tennessee for the Vanderbilt Invitational starting Friday afternoon.
When Louisiana Tech’s track and field program competes at the Vanderbilt Invitational this weekend the team will not be able to slide under the radar. That is because LA Tech’s men vaulted to No. 48 in the national rankings released Monday by the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA).