Mia Adams Finishes as Runner-Up at Texas Relays

Mia Adams
April 2, 2016

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AUSTIN, Texas - A day after the national day of tomfoolery, Mia Adams’ performance at the 89th Nike Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays was no joke. The redshirt senior was the runner-up in the long jump in the prestigious meet’s final day of competition at Mike A. Myers Stadium in Austin.

Adams’ edged Texas Tech’s Gionna Jackson by a mere half-inch to claim the silver medal in the women’s long jump. Jackson, the All-Big 12 Conference and Honorable Mention All-American jumper for the Red Raiders, jumped 20-2.5 (6.16m) while Adams jumped 20-3 (6.17m) to stand second on the podium while Oklahoma’s Bailey Simms jumped 20-0.5 (6.11m) to finish fourth.

Teammate Denisha Henix jumped 17-9 (5.41m) to finish 12th in the event while LSU’s Nataliyah Friar won the competition with a jump of 20-8.5 (6.31m).

In the men’s long jump competition former Louisiana Tech jumper Jarvis Gotch set a Myers Stadium record and qualified for the U.S. Olympic Trials with a winning long jump of 27-0.5 (8.24m).

Louisiana Tech returns to action with the Leon Johnson NSU Invitational beginning Friday, April 8 in Natchitoches, Louisiana.

For complete coverage of Tech Track and Field and Cross Country, please follow @LATechTandF on Twitter or visit the official home of Louisiana Tech Athletics at LATechSports.com.




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