Louisiana Tech Sets a Pair of Top-10 National Times on Final Day of LSU Relays
March 29, 2010
BATON ROUGE, La. - Antoinette Cobb ran the nation's fifth-fastest 100m hurdles time and the women's 4x100m relay team ran the country's eighth-fastest time as Louisiana Tech completed competition at the LSU Relays in Baton Rouge.
Cobb, a redshirt senior from Weyanoke, La., ran 13.34 to win the 100m hurdles and set a new personal record time and the second-fastest mark in school history. Her mark currently ranks fifth among American collegians this season. Cobb's time of 13.34 is the second-fastest 100m hurdles time of any WAC hurdler since 1999 (the fastest being Doria Appleberry running a LA Tech school record time of 13.28 on April 23, 2005).
The quartet of Chasidee Lewis-Baker, Stacia Hanneman, Quanisha Sales and Rakeisha Green finished second in the 4x100m relay with a time of 45.24, a mark that is ranked fifth in school history. The relay team's time is currently listed eighth in the nation.
The Lady Techsters 4x400m relay team placed second as Monique Wright, Stacia Hanneman, Lashannda Worthy and Shante Benion ran 3:45.52. That mark ranks Tech 16th nationally. In the 4x200m relay, Lewis-Baker, Nancy Shelton, Jones and Green ran 1:41.12 to place fifth.
On the men's side, Wade MaGaha's time of 52.54 in the 400m hurdles finals placed him fourth, a time that ranks him 11th nationally. Meanwhile Marcelles Atkinson finished sixth with a time of 54.14.
A trio of Bulldog relay teams all finished in the top three in the meet's finals, led by the distance medley relay team. The relay quartet of Matt Wolfe, Demonte Willis, Jermaine Morris and Alwayne Green ran 10:11.76 to finish second. The 4x200m relay of Kevin Stewart, Josh Goree, Nick Messina and Justin Terry ran 1:25.91 to place third while the 4x400m relay team of Demonte Willis, Josh Goree, Marcelles Atkinson and Wade MaGaha finished third with a time of 3:15.40.
In the field events, Tech finished 2-4-6 in the women's triple jump led by Brittany Guy's mark of 40' 2.75" to finish second. Quatisha Williams placed fourth with a mark of 39' 9.75" and Sapphira Brown jumped 39' 1.25" to place sixth.
Tech's Phelecia Reynolds placed fourth in the discus with a throw of 158' 6".
On the men's side, Larry Jones continued to lead the men's throwers and his mark of 53' 9" in the shot put placed him fifth. Justin Martin threw 185' 8" in the javelin to place seventh and Jonathan Keys also finished seventh with a triple jump mark of 48' 7.5".
Louisiana Tech returns to action on April 1-4 when Tech heads to Austin, Texas for the 83rd Annual Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays.
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