Craddock, Gotch Get Off Fast Start to 2015 Season

Jan. 10, 2015


BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - Seniors Charla Craddock and Jarvis Gotch both got off to a fast start to the 2015 indoor track and field season as the pair advanced to the finals of the 60m dash at the UAB Blazer Invitational as action wrapped up late Friday at the Birmingham CrossPlex.

Craddock (7.59) and Mia Adams (7.67) each posted qualifying times to advance to the finals in the 60m dash on the women's side while Gotch (6.78) had the third-best time in the prelims. In all the men's and women's teams posted 11 times placing in the top-10 on the first day of action in the indoor season.

Chloe Lautric and Pamela Lee tied each other for second in the high jump as both Lady Techsters jumped 5-4.5 (1.64m).

Also succeeding in the jumps was Laticia Watson as she registered a fourth-place finish in the triple jump, recording a personal record mark of 39-8 (12.09m). SaBrittany Angelle set a new personal best mark in the weight throw by four feet, placing sixth with a throw of 58-6 (17.83m).

On the men's side, Gregory Ballard finished seventh in the pole vault with a mark of 14.5.25 (4.40m) while William Washington threw 49-9.75 (15.18m) in the weight throw to finish 10th.

Action at the UAB Blazer Invitational wraps up Saturday. Links to live results can be found at



For complete coverage of Tech Track and Field and Cross Country, please follow @LATechTandF on Twitter or visit the official home of Louisiana Tech Athletics at


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