Louisiana Tech Track and Field Dominates at Ole Miss Invitational

April 11, 2010

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OXFORD, Miss. - Louisiana Tech dominated the track Saturday, recording 42 top 10 finishes, while competing at the Ole Miss Invitational. Antoinette Cobb highlighted the show by winning the 100m and 200m dashes.

Cobb ran a personal record time of 11.84 to win the 100m dash and followed that with a time of 24.10 in the 200m dash, edging teammate Quanisha Sales time of 24.22. Sales also finished fourth in the 100m dash, running 12.11.

Both the 100m and 200m dashes were dominated by the Lady Techsters as Tech had five athletes finish in the top 10 of the 100m and six athletes finish in the top 10 of the 200m.

In the 100m, Rakeisha Green finished third with a time of 12.07, Chasidee Lewis-Baker finished fifth by running 12.13 and Nancy Shelton placed ninth, running 12.22.

In the 200m, Shelton finished sixth with a time of 24.67, Stacia Hanneman ran 24.69 to place seventh, Lashannda Worthy finished ninth with a time of 24.73 and Lewis-Baker ran 24.79 to finish 10th.

In the 100m hurdles, Tiana Davis finished second with a time of 13.85 while Jesseka Jones ran 14.32 to place fourth.

On the men's side, Wade MaGaha finished seventh in the 400m hurdles with a time of 52.87 while Marcelles Atkinson ran 53.09 to finish eighth.

Larry Jones highlighted the throwing events for Tech, finishing second in the discus with a throw of 181' 0" and fourth in the shot put with a mark of 53' 0.25". Jones also finished fourth in the javelin, throwing 201' 0". Teammate Justin Martin finished third in the javelin, throwing 204' 9", just over a foot away from a personal record.

Phelecia Reynolds also finished second in the discus with a mark of 163' 8" for the women. In the triple jump the Lady Techsters finished 2-3-8 with Quatisha Williams leading the way with a season-best jump of 40' 6" to finish second. Brittany Guy finished third with a jump of 40' 2.75" while Sapphira Brown placed eighth, jumping 38' 8.25".

The women placed four in the top 10 of the long jump as Chelsea Hayes led the way, jumping 19' 6.25" to finish fifth while Tiana Davis placed sixth with a mark of 19' 5.25". Sapphira Brown jumped 18' 9.75" to finish eighth while Quatisha Williams placed ninth, jumping 18' 6.5".

Louisiana Tech returns to action on April 16-17 when Tech Track and Field heads to Baton Rouge, La. for the LSU hosted Alumni Gold meet.

For complete coverage of Louisiana Tech Track and Field, please visit the official home of Louisiana Tech Athletics at LATechSports.com.




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