Wade MaGaha

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Ruston, La.

High School:
Ruston HS

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 157

Position:
Sprints, Hurdles

Birthdate:
11/06/1987

Experience:
2L

Major:
Biology

Wade MaGaha

2007 Outdoor Second Team All-WAC (400m Hurdles)
2008 Outdoor 4x400m Relay WAC Champion (3:10.07)
2008 Outdoor First Team All-WAC (4x400m Relay)
2008 Outdoor Second Team All-wAC (400m Hurdles)
2009 Indoor 4x400m Relay WAC Champion (3:15.36)
2009 Indoor First Team All-WAC (4x400m Relay)
2009 Outdoor First Team All-WAC (4x400m Relay)
2009 Outdoor Second Team All-WAC (400m Hurdles)
2010 Indoor All-WAC Second Team (400m, DMR)
2010 Outdoor WAC 4x400m Relay Champion (3:10.78)
2010 Outdoor First Team All-WAC (4x400m Relay)
2010 Outdoor Second Team All-WAC (400m Hurdles)
2010 NCAA Quarterfinalist (4x400m Relay)
2011 Indoor Second Team All-WAC (400m, 4x400m Relay)

Top Marks Indoor Outdoor
200m - 22.38 (4/11/2009, Oxford, Miss.)
400m 48.45 (2/28/2009, Boise, Idaho) -
800m 2:07.10 (1/16/2009, Houston, Texas) -
60m Hurdles 8.89 (2/2/2008, Bloomington, Ind.) -
400m Hurdles - 52.52 (5/16/2009; Logan, Utah)
Javelin - 144-11 (4/28/2009, Monroe, La.)

2011: Ran the second leg of the distance medley relay team that won at the Leonard Hilton Invitational (1/14) with a time of 10:24.51 while also running the third leg of the 4x400m relay at that meet as the relay team finished seventh with a time of 3:27.02 ... At the Arkansas State Invitational (1/22), finished eighth in the 400m with a time of 50.81 while running the anchor leg of the 4x400m relay that won with a time of 3:17.05 ... Ran the second leg of the DMR relay that set a school record with a time of 9:56.98 as the team finished fourth at the Tyson Invitational (2/11-12), 1.5 seconds behind Arkansas and two seconds ahead of LSU while also running 49.62 in the 400m to finish 58th ... Ran the opening leg of the 4x400m relay that finished third with a time of 3:15.92 and placed sixth in the 400m finals with a time of 48.89 at the WAC Championships (2/24-26).

2010: Opened the indoor season running the opening leg of the 4x400m relay at the Leonard Hilton Memorial (1/15) as the relay team finished fourth with a time of 3:22.91... Ran the opening leg of the 4x400m relay "B" team at the Texas A&M Invitational (1/16) as the quartet finished 17th with a time of 3:22.57 while finishing 22nd in the 400m with a time of 49.37... Finished 29th in the 400m at the Razorback Invitational (1/22-23) to finish 29th while running the anchor leg of the 4x400m relay team that finished sixth with a time of 3:13.78... At the Tyson Invitational (2/12-13), ran 49.51 in the 400m before running the second leg of the DMR team that set a school record with a time of 10:01.54 as they finished sixth, beating teams from Baylor and Georgia... Earned a pair of all-conference honors at the WAC Indoor Championships (2/25-27) with first team honors coming in the DMR as he ran the second leg of the relay that finished second with a time of 10:02.85 and second team honors in the 400m as he finished sixth with a season-best time of 49.15... Opened the outdoor season by placing second in the 400m hurdles at the Jim Mize Invitaional (3/20), running 52.78... Ran 53.19 in the prelims of the 400m hurdles at the LSU Relays (3/26-27) before finishing fourth overall with a time of 52.54... Also at the LSU Relays (3/26-27), ran the anchor leg of the 4x400m relay team that finished third with a time of 3:15.40... Finished 21st with a 400m hurdles time of 54.14 at the 83rd Annual Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays (3/31-4/3)... Finished seventh in the 400m hurdles with a time of 52.87 at the Ole Miss Invitational (4/10) while running the third leg of the 4x400m relay that finished second with a time of 3:11.01... Finished seventh in the 400m hurdles at LSU's Alumni Gold (4/17) meet with a time of 54.05... Ran the second leg of the DMR team that rana season-best 10:00.84 at the Penn Relays (4/23-25)... Finished fourth in the 400m hurdles at the Northwestern State Invitational (5/1) with a time of 54.24 and ran the third leg of the 4x400m relay that finished fifth with a time of 3:15.02... At the WAC Outdoor Championships (5/12-15), won the WAC title in the 4x400m relay by running the third leg of the team that ran 3:10.78 and garnered second team all-WAC honors by finishing fourth in the 400m hurdles with a personal best time of 51.94... At the NCAA East Preliminary Championships (5/27-29), ran 52.45 in the 400m hurdle prelims to finish 28th and ran the second leg of the 4x400m relay that ran 3:09.80 to finish 18th in the quarterfinals.

2009: Opened the indoor season with a 49.42 time in the 400m to place 26th at the Razorback Invitational (1/23)... finished 32nd in the 400m a the Texas A&M Invitational, running 48.77... Finished with the fourth-fastest time in the prelims of the 400m at the WAC Indoor Championships (2/27) with a time of 49.20, advancing him to the finals where he ran 48.45 to finish fourth... Ran the 400m hurdles throughout the entire outdoor season, beginning with a 54.62 time at the Dr. Pepper Invitational (3/21) to finish fifth... Won the 400m hurdles at the Jim Mize Invitational (3/28) with a time of 53.81... Placed 17th at the Texas Relays, running 53.58... Ran 53.33 at the Ole Miss Invitational (4/11) to place seventh... Was the runner-up at the Cole-Lancon Twi-Light (4/30), running 53.93... Had the fifth-fastest time in the prelims of the 400m hurdles at the WAC Championships (5/14), running 53.28 to advance to the finals where he finished fourth with a time of 52.52.

2008: Earned All-WAC honors for the outdoor season...Finished fourth in the WAC indoor championships in the 400m hurdles with a time of 52.59...Member of the WAC outdoor champion 4X400 relay team...Top indoor time in the 400m 50.58 at the Indiana Invitational.

2007: After red shirting the 2007 indoor season, came on strong and was a finalist in the 400M hurdles at the WAC Outdoor Championships and scored crucial points for the Bulldogs...Earned All-WAC honors for the outdoor season...Top 400m time for the outdoor season 55.11 at the John McDonnell Invitational...

High School: Lettered one year under Todd Bodie for the Ruston High Bearcats... Won the 300m Hurdles in district in 2006...Member of the 4X400 relay team that won district in 2006...Placed third in the 110m Hurdles in district...Earned a fourth place finish in the 300m Hurdles and 4X400 at the state regional meet...Placed fifth in the 110m Hurdles at regional's...Also lettered one year in football.

Personal: Son of Lesa and Fred McGaha... Has one brother, Lane... Chose LA Tech over Northwestern State...His father, Fred McGaha played baseball at Tech from 1969-1972, and was in the St. Louis Cardinals' organization... Uncle, Larry Henderson, played football for South Arkansas... Grandfather played baseball, basketball and football in college, and baseball for various Major League teams such as the Kansas City Athletics, Cleveland Indians and the Houston Astros... Born November 11, 1987 in Ruston, La.... Majoring in biology.