Notes from WAC Indoor Championships
Feb. 26, 2011
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.
Aldresha Bailey (4x400m Relay)
First Team All-WAC
Second Team All-WAC
Markeva Daye (Triple Jump)