LA Tech T&F Finishes Aggie Invitational with Impressive Marks
Jan. 14, 2017
COLLEGE STATION, Texas - Louisiana Tech's track and field teams wrapped up its first competition of the 2017 season with six top five finishes combined at the Texas A&M Aggie Team Invitational Friday at Gilliam Indoor Stadium in College Station.
Elia Nero led the way for Louisiana Tech with a first place finish in the women's 400-meter dash finals with the sophomore posting a time of 56.96 in the event. Jermey Hicks was the top finisher on the men's side after finishing in second place in the 60-meter dash finals with a time of 6.86.
Tamario Lattin had a successful day for the Bulldogs with a second place finish in the men's triple jump with a height of 49-3.5 (15.02m) before placing fourth in the long jump with a mark of 22-5.75 (6.85m).
LA Tech had two women finish in the top 10 in the high jump with Chloe Lautric finishing third with a mark of 5-5.75 (1.67m), while Jasmine White recorded a mark of 5-1.75 (1.57m) finished tied for sixth with Houston Baptist's Renee Gentle and Incarnate Word's Ashley Joyner in the competition.
Asia Abron placed fifth in the women's shot put with a measurement of 42-11.75 (13.10m), while Alies van Berkum record a top 10 finish by placing seventh in the women's pole vault with a mark of 11-2.5 (3.42m).
In the weight throw, Chris London recorded a mark of 55-4 (16.88m) to finish in sixth place, while Gregory Ballard also finished tied for sixth in the men's pole vault with Gabriel McAdams from North Texas with an identical mark of 15-1.5 (4.61m).
LA Tech's men placed sixth out of 18 teams in the 4x400-meter relay, which was ran by Darius Statham, Lanorris Graden, Chris Brausell and Andrew Bradberry, who posted a final time of 3:20.76 in the event. Austin Ballow also finished in sixth place in the men's 1-mile run with a final time of 4:19.99.
LA Tech's men finished the day in seventh place out of 13 teams with 36.5 points ahead of Texas Southern, Incarnate Word, Prairie View, Houston Baptist, ULM and UT-Rio Grande Valley. On the women's side, LA Tech finished with 26 points to place 11th.
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