Wall Sets School Hammer Throw Record at Bobby Lane Invitational
March 26, 2016
ARLINGTON, Texas - Liza Wall set a Louisiana Tech school record in the hammer throw and LA Tech recorded 22 top-10 finishes at the Bobby Lane Invitational hosted by UT Arlington late Friday and Saturday.
Wall was the silver medalist in the hammer throw and her mark of 178-1 (54.29m) broke her own school record of 166-9 (50.83m) set last year in Natchitoches, Louisiana. The Ohio native is now responsible for three of the best four hammer throws in Louisiana Tech history.
LA Tech found success in other throws as well with Camille Lott finishing third in the javelin with a throw of 133-4 (40.65m) while Mason Pace finished fourth on the men’s side, throwing 178-11 (54.54m).
LA Tech’s women posted a 4-5-6 finish in the women’s triple jump. The Lady Techster trio was led by Denisha Henix’s jump of 39-4 (11.99m) followed by Laticia Watson’s jump of 38-11.5 (11.87m) with Dominique Lewis jumping 37-5.75 to round out the group.
Both of Tech’s 4x400m relay teams finished third in the meet Saturday. The women’s quartet of Kirsten Johnson, Destiny Aaron, Brandi Dobbin and Elia Nero ran 3:50.01 while the men’s relay squad of Andrew Hunt, Jermey Hicks, Darius Statham and Robert Kemp posted a time of 3:14.57.
Hicks would also run in the 200m, finishing seventh with a time of 21.09, while Statham would run 47.83 in the 400m to finish fourth.
Tramaine Maloney was the runner-up in the 100m hurdles Saturday, running 13.94, while two women posted top-10 finishes in the 100m hurdles. Janiel McDonald ran 13.80 to finish fifth while Bianca Jackson placed eighth with a time of 13.95.
Louisiana Tech returns to action on Wednesday, March 30 as the program heads to Austin for the Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays. That meet will be aired live on the Longhorn Network.
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