LA Tech will have a total of 32 athletes competing this weekend in Houston
Events begin Friday in Lafayette and run throughout the day on Saturday
The annual meet is set to begin at 4 p.m. Wednesday at the Jim Mize Track & Field Facility on LA Tech's campus
Nine current and former LA Tech athletes competing for chance to go to Olympics
Lautric, Maloney get silver
Photos from the 2016 Conference USA Indoor Track and Field Championships at the CrossPlex in Birmingham, Alabama.
Photos from the second day of the 2015 Jim Mize Invitational
Photos from the 2014 Jim Mize Invitational
2016: Began the indoor season by posting a time of 1:22.63 in the 600-meter dash to place seventh at the Purple Tiger Invitational (1/8) ... Recorded a time of 48.81 in the 400-meter dash to finish 16th at the Vanderbilt Invitational (1/29) ... Placed 12th at the Samford Invitational (2/12) after posting a time of 49.37 in the 400-meter dash ... Recorded his best time of the indoor season at the Conference USA Championships (2/24) with a time of 48.68 to finish in 12th place in the 400-meter dash ... Opened the outdoor season as part of a relay team that finished in third place in the 4x100-meter relay with a time of 41.06 at LA Tech's Jim Mize Invitational (3/18) ... Posted a time of 48.70 in the 400-meter dash at the UTA Bobby Lane Invitational (3/25) ... Recorded a time of 49.35 in the 400-meter dash at the LSU Alumni Gold (4/23), where he was also part of a relay team that placed eight in the 4x400-meter relay with a final time of 3:14.29 ... Finished the 400-meter dash with a time of 49.81 at Mississippi State's Jace LaCoste Invitational (4/30) ... Wrapped up the outdoor season by helping LA Tech's men post a time of 3:17.33 in the 4x400-meter relay at the Conference USA Outdoor Championships in Murfreesboro (5/12).
2015: Redshirted the indoor season, did not compete ... Opened the outdoor season at the Jim Mize Invitational (3/20-21) by running 48.94 to win the 400m ... Ran the anchor leg of the 4x400m relay that placed 24th with a time of 3:14.27 at the 88th Annual Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays (3/26-28) ... Ran the anchor leg of the 4x400m relay that finished 26th at the Pepsi Florida Relays (4/2-4) with a time of 3:15.97 ... Placed 15th in the 400m at the Conference USA Championships (5/14-17) with an altitude-adjusted time of 49.52.
2014: Ran the second leg of the distance medley relay that ran 10:38.29 and finished fifth at the UAB Blazer Invite (1/10-11) ... Led off the "B" relay team that ran 3:20.63 to finish 11th at the Texas A&M 10 Team Invitational (1/18) ... Finished fourth in the 400m at the Southern Miss Invitational (1/30) with a time of 49.75 while also running the opening leg of the 4x400m relay that won with a time of 3:17.70 ... Ran the opening leg of the 4x400m relay that finished 13th with a time of 3:15.22 and placed 37th in the 400m with a time of 49.44 ... Finished second in the 400m at the outdoor season-opening Jim Mize Invitational (3/22) with a time of 48.37 and ran the second leg of the 4x400m relay that finished second with a time of 3:15.39 ... Ran the opening leg of the 4x400m relay that finished sixth at the Texas Relays (3/27-29) with a time of 3:09.57 after running 3:10.38 in the prelims ... Finished eighth in the 400m at the UTEP Invitational (4/12) with an altitude-adjusted time of 48.51 and ran the opening leg of the 4x400m relay that finished third with an altitude-adjusted time of 3:19.02 ... Ran the opening leg of the 4x400m relay that finished sixth at the LSU Alumni Gold (4/19) with a time of 3:13.87 and ran 48.84 in the 400m to place 13th ... Placed sixth in the 400m at the Bobcat Classic (4/26), running 48.33 ... Finished ninth in the 400m at the C-USA Outdoor Championships (5/16-18) with a personal record time of 47.76 and ran the opening leg of the 4x400m relay that finished fourth with a time of 3:10.09.
High School: Graduated from Airline High School in 2013 ... Lettered in football, wrestling and track ... An all-state track athlete and state champion ... Also an all-state wrestler that was a two-time city champion ... Earned district MVP honors ... Named second team all-district in football ... Coached by Bo Meeks.
Personal: JaQuvis Deshun Hart ... Son of Shenika Hart-Thompson and Derryon Thompson ... Born on March 13, 1995 in Bossier City, Louisiana ... Has one sibling: Trayvon ... United State Paralympian who was a 2015 World Champion in the 400-meter to set a new world record.
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