LA Tech Sets Pair of School Records at A&M Invitational
Jan. 12, 2018
COLLEGE STATION, Texas - Louisiana Tech Track & Field enjoyed a record-setting day on Friday afternoon inside the Gilliam Indoor Track facility as LA Tech's women set a pair of school records at the Texas A&M Ted Nelson Invitational in College Station.
Louisiana Tech notched a total of 18 top five finishes combined on the day in field and running events, but two events on the women's side highlighted the day for head coach Gary Stanley and company.
Louisiana Tech set a new school record on the women's side with Anna Weeks finishing fourth in the pole vault with a program-record mark of 11-8.5 (3.57m). Another record-setting performance came in the women's 3,000m run after junior Kacie Kaufman (Communications, 4.0 GPA) broke a 28-year-old Louisiana Tech record with a time of 10:29.05 to place fifth in the event.
Additionally, the Lady Techsters 4x400m relay team of Brandi Dobbin, Dominque Anderson, Taylor Shaw and Sharone Johnson finished second in the event with a time of 3:52.90. Shaw also finished second in the women's 200m dash (24.62) and eighth in the 60m finals (7.70), while Dobbin placed second in the 400m dash (57.08) followed by Johnson in fifth place (57.81).
In the women's field events, LA Tech had two top five finishers in the shot put competition with Rhea Thompson placing second with a mark of 45-11.75 followed by Asia Abron in fourth with a mark of 43-2.5 in the event.
Newcomer Melody Korie finished the women's long jump in third place with a leap of 19-0.75, while she was followed by freshman Shelby Smith in fifth place with a mark of 19-0.5. In the triple jump, LA Tech was led by Dominique Lewis, who placed fourth with a mark of 39-1.25, while the Lady Techsters had three top 10 finishes in the high jump competition, led by senior Chloe Lautric in fourth place (5-5.75).
On the men's side, Louisiana Tech was led by Malek Evans, who placed second in the weight throw competition with a distance of 60-5.75 (18.43m). Senior Tamario Lattin also placed third in the long jump (24-0.25) and fourth in the men's triple jump with a mark of 49-7 (15.11m) to lead the Bulldogs on Friday.
The Bulldogs and Lady Techsters will return to action in two weeks on Jan. 27, 2018, when the teams travel to compete in the Pittsburg State Invitational in Pittsburg, Kansas.
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