Matt Wolfe Sets Facility Record on First Day of Jim Mize Invitational

April 1, 2011


RUSTON, La. - Louisiana Tech sophomore Matt Wolfe set a new facility record as he won the 3,000m run on the first day of competition at the Jim Mize Invitational Friday evening. Wolfe ran 8:41.81 to finish first in the 3k race.

Wolfe finished first out of the nine runners and topped SE Louisiana's Henry Rop by six seconds. Tech's Josh Slocum led a group of Tech men that finished 3-4-5 with a time of 8:52.77. David Monroe placed fourth with a time of 9:01.41 and Steven Cortez finished fifth, running 9:01.51.

On the women's side, Louisiana Tech freshman Mary Kate Hayes ran 11:36.62 in the 3k to finish third. SE Louisiana's Naomi Jeruto won the race with a time of 10:49.14.

With two events completed, Tech's men have a 28-8 lead over SE Louisiana and a 32-7 lead over Grambling in the dual meet scoring. The Lady Techsters trail SE Louisiana, 10-8, and trail Grambling, 16-8.

The main day of action at the Jim Mize Invitational begins Saturday, April 2 with field events starting at noon and running events beginning at 4 p.m.

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