Jan. 16, 2010
COLLEGE STATION, Texas - Antoinette Cobb became the first Louisiana Tech athlete to record an NCAA mark this season with her 8.39 time in the 60m hurdles at the Texas A&M Invitational. Cobb reached the NCAA Provisional Qualifying mark by finishing third in the event as Tech's women's team placed ninth and the men's team finished 11th at the meet.
Cobb recorded a time only three-hundredths of a second slower than her 8.36 time that won her the WAC Indoor Championship in the 60m hurdles last season. The West Feliciana HS product, who has been named All-WAC in both indoors and outdoors for three years, was within almost one-tenth of a second of the fastest time in the race. Teammate Tiana Davis followed closely behind with a time of 8.58 and a fifth-place finish.
Davis was responsible for more of Tech's team points as she finished tied for sixth in the long jump with a mark of18' 9". Meanwhile, Quatisha Williams recorded a top-10 finish of her own as her mark of 39' 7.75" in the triple jump placed her fifth overall.
Despite Tech facing at least four Big 12 schools, both the Lady Techsters and the Bulldogs had a good showing in the challenging early-season test for both programs.
The top finisher for the Bulldogs was Billy Ray Walker who ran a time of 8.11 to finish sixth in the 60m hurdles.
Ruston High School product Larry Jones was effective in the shot put, placing seventh with a mark of 51' 9.25".
Louisiana Tech returns to the track on Jan. 22-23 when LA Tech travels to Fayetteville, Ark. for the Razorback Invitational.
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