LA Tech heads to Natchitoches for track meet Saturday
Women'x 4x100m relay finishes fifth for second consecutive year
University's student-athletes continue to shine in the classroom
Chelsea Hayes, Micara Vassell, Dennis Richardson qualify in multiple events
2012 Outdoor Second Team All-WAC (Long Jump)
2012: Finished third in the triple jump with a mark of 39-1.75/11.93m at the UAB Blazer Invitational (1/12) ... At the AState Invitational (1/27), finished third in the long jump with a mark of 18-9.25/5.72m and placed fourth in the triple jump with a mark of 38-4.25/11.69m ... Placed 23rd in the long jump at the Tyson Invitational (2/10-11) with a mark of 17-10.25/5.44m ... At the WAC Indoor Championships (2/24-25), finished eighth in the long jump with a mark of 18-4.5 (5.60m) and jumped 37-3 (11.35m) in the triple jump to finish 10th ... Opened the outdoor season at the Louisiana Classics (3/17) with a 37th place finish in the 200m, running 26.00 ... At the Victor Lopez Classic (3/23), finished eighth in the long jump with a mark of 18-11.25 (5.77m) and placed 11th in the triple jump with a mark of 37-8.75 (11.50m) ... At hte Jim Mize Invitational (4/7), ran 26.29 in the 200m to finish seventh and placed fourth in the triple jump with a mark of 37-0.5 (11.29m) ... Finished 13th in the long jump at the Mississippi Open (4/14) with a jump of 18-1 (5.51m) ... At the Southeastern Invitational (4/20), finished third in the long jump with a mark of 20-2.25 (6.15m) and finished 10th in the 200m with a time of 25.14 ... Followed that the next day by winning the LSU Alumni Gold (4/21) long jump competition with a jump of 19-6.75 (5.96m) ... Ran 25.47 to finish 14th in the 200m at the Golden Eagle Classic (4/28) ... At the WAC Championships (5/10-11), finished sixth in the long jump to earn second team all-conference honors with a jump of 18-9.25 (5.72m) and placed 12th in the triple jump with a mark of 36-5 (11.10m) ... At the NCAA East Prelims(5/24-26), jumped 18-10.75 (5.76m) to finish 36th in the long jump.
High School: Graduated from Captain Shreve High School in 2011 ... Lettered in track and field ... Garnered all-state and all-district honors ... Won the state title in the long jump in 2009 ... Recorded personal best marks of 24.66 in the 200m, 19-4 in the long jump and 39-1 in the triple jump.
Personal: Tia Nicole Mitchell ... Daughter of Isaiah Mitchell and Felesh Leonard ... Has three siblings: Quinton Evans, Erica Rippins and Colby Smith ... Chose Louisiana Tech over Louisville, Louisiana-Lafayette, Louisiana-Monroe and McNeese State.
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