Notes from WAC Indoor Championships


 

 

Feb. 26, 2011

 

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Louisiana Tech’s men’s team finished third at the WAC Championships with 94 points. That marks the highest finish for the Bulldogs since placing third in the 2006 championship meet.

The Lady Techsters won their sixth WAC title in seven years but the 2011 title marked the second time in four years that Tech has won the title by a difference of one point.

Larry Jones threw a personal-best mark in the weight throw by almost two feet with a throw of 58-5.25. Jones finished third and through seven events had scored all of Tech’s 14 points. His mark also ties for the fifth-longest mark in school history.

Chelsea Hayes ran another 7.34 time in the 60m dash Saturday, winning the WAC title. Hayes extended Louisiana Tech’s dominance in the event marking the seventh consecutive year the Lady Techsters have won the 60m dash.

Hayes won her third WAC title of the meet after running a personal-best time of 23.93 in the 200m, the fourth-fastest time in school history and the seventh consecutive year Tech has won the 200m. Her time of 23.93 is the fastest winning time at the WAC meet since Tech’s Latonia Wilson won the 2007 title with a time of 23.66. Hayes’ win the 200m means she scored 30 points in the conference championship meet.

Freshman Kim Francis won the WAC Championship in the 60m hurdles by two-thousandths of a second over senior teammate Tiana Davis, 8.401 to 8.403. Francis was an 11-time Louisiana state champion in high school. A personal record time for Francis, her mark of 8.41 also ranks ninth in school history.

Freshman Trey Hadnot finished second in the 200m with a personal record time of 21.53, garnering first team all-conference honors for the freshman from Ruston.

 

Superlatives

Gary Stanley - Women's Coach of the Year
Chelsea Hayes - WAC Female Track Athlete of the Year
Chelsea Hayes - WAC Female High Point Scorer (32.5 points) 

 

WAC Champions

Aldresha Bailey (4x400m Relay)
Kim Francis (60m Hurdles)
Stacia Hanneman (4x400m Relay)
Chelsea Hayes (60m)
Chelsea Hayes (200m)
Chelsea Hayes (4x400m Relay)
Chelsea Hayes (Long Jump)
Justin Terry (400m)
Billy Ray Walker (60m Hurdles)
Quatisha Williams (Triple Jump)
Monique Wright (400m)
Monique Wright (4x400m Relay)

 

First Team All-WAC

Aldresha Bailey (4x400m Relay)
Tiana Davis (60m Hurdles)
Tiana Davis (Long Jump)
Kim Francis (60m Hurdles)
Alwayne Green (800m)
Brittany Guy (Triple Jump)
Trey Hadnot (200m)
Stacia Hanneman (200m)
Stacia Hanneman (4x400m Relay)
Chelsea Hayes (60m)
Chelsea Hayes (200m)
Chelsea Hayes (4x400m Relay)
Chelsea Hayes (Long Jump)
Larry Jones (Shot Put)
Larry Jones (Weight Throw)
Chasidee Lewis-Baker (60m)
Justin Terry (400m)
Billy Ray Walker (60m Hurdles)
Quatisha Williams (Triple Jump)
Matt Wolfe (Mile)
Monique Wright (400m)
Monique Wright (4x400m Relay)

 

Second Team All-WAC

Markeva Daye (Triple Jump)
Kim Francis (60m)
Josh Goree (4x400m Relay)
Trey Hadnot (4x400m Relay)
Kendall Hayes (60m Hurdles)
Dravius Jones (60m Hurdles)
Jesseka Jones (200m)
Jonathan Keys (Triple Jump)
Marcella LeBlanc (Shot Put)
WadeMaGaha (4x400m Relay)
Kevin Stewart (200m)
Justin Terry (4x400m Relay)
Monique Wright (200m)