40 to walk at commencement on Saturday
Cole Courtois won the men’s pole vault competition and set a new Louisiana Tech school record
Tech recorded 13 first-place finishes and more than 35 top five finishes on Saturday
By Alex Heard
LA Tech recorded more than 30 top 10 finishes, including a pair of first place finishes, on Saturday
2017 C-USA Indoor Championships Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017 Birmingham CrossPlex Birmingham, Alabama
Photos from the 2016 Conference USA Indoor Track and Field Championships at the CrossPlex in Birmingham, Alabama.
Photos from the first day of the 2015 Jim Mize Invitational
2015: Opened his collegiate career by placing seventh in the pole vault at the UAB Blazer Invite (1/9-10) with a mark of 14-5.25 (4.40m) ... Placed 10th in the pole vault at the Texas A&M Team Invitational (1/17) with a height of 14-11 (4.55m) ... Registered a height of 15-1 (4.60m) in the pole vault at the Vanderbilt Indoor Invitational (1/23-24), a mark that ties for fourth in school history ... Opened the outdoor season by winning the pole vault at the Jim Mize Invitational (3/20-21) with a height of 14-7.25 (4.45m) ... Won the pole vault with a mark of 14-7.25 (4.45m) at the Demon Invitational (4/11) ... Placed 12th in the pole vault at the LSU Alumni Gold (4/18) with a height of 15-7.25 (4.76m) ... Won the pole vault at the Leon Johnson Invitational (4/25) with a vault of 15-6.25 (4.73m) ... Was the runner-up at the Horned Frog Invitational (5/2) with a pole vault mark of 15-5 (4.70m) ... Finished eighth in the pole vault at the Conference USA Championships (5/14-17) with a mark of 15-7.25 (4.76m).
High School: Graduated from El Dorado High School in 2014 ... Lettered four times each in both track and field and golf ... Set the school record in the pole vault (15-0) ... Finished as the state runner-up in the pole vault in 2010.
Personal: Gregory Robert Ballard ... Son of Rob and Tammy Ballard ... Born on Sept. 23, 1995 in El Dorado, Arkansas ... Has three siblings: Garrett, Grant and Grace ... Majoring in mechanical engineering at Louisiana Tech.
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