Jarvis Gotch Second in Long Jump at Vanderbilt Invitational

Jan. 30, 2016


NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Louisiana Tech senior Jarvis Gotch finished as the runner-up and recorded the fourth-best long jump mark in school history as action on the first day of the Vanderbilt Invitational wrapped up late Friday in Nashville.

Gotch jumped 25-10 (7.87m) and held the lead until North Carolina State’s Jonathan Addison beat him by an inch on the final attempt in the competition. Following Friday’s action, Gotch’s mark not only ranks fourth in school history but is also fourth in the nation this season. Jarrett Samuels was fourth in the competition with a jump of 24-6.25 (7.47m), a mark that ranks tied for eighth in school history.

Louisiana Tech shined in the jumps on both sides as Chloe Lautric finished third and was the top collegian with a high jump mark of 5-7.25 (1.71m), a mark that finishes tied for 10th in school history. Jasmine White placed 10th in the competition with a height of 5-5.25 (1.66m).

In the women’s long jump, Mia Adams placed fifth as she tied a career-best with a jump of 20-1 (6.12m) while Denisha Henix had a personal record jump of 19-4.25 (5.90m) to finish ninth.

Liza Wall registered the second- best weight throw mark in school history with a personal record throw of 59-11 (18.26m) as she finished ninth overall.

Gregory Ballard registered the third-best pole vault mark in school history as he cleared a height of 15-5 (4.71m) to finish 17th overall.



The final day of action at the Vanderbilt Invitational takes place Saturday in Nashville.

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 LATechSports.com.


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