April 17, 2011
NATCHITOCHES, La. - Louisiana Tech athletes claimed five event titles and senior thrower Larry Jones recorded a pair of personal records and top-10 marks in school history as Tech competed at the Northwestern State Invitational Saturday.
Jones' personal record throw of 186-0 in the discus placed him third and moved him up in the national rankings as he already led the WAC and was previously ranked 13th in the nation. That mark ranks seventh in school history. Jones also finished third in the hammer with a personal best throw of 176-11, a mark ranking him second in school history. Jones also finished sixth in the javelin with a throw of 196-11.
The men led with three event titles paced by the outstanding performance of Ruston native Trey Hadnot, who won the 200m with a time of 21.17. Hadnot also placed sixth in the 100m with a time of 10.60 and ran the anchor leg of the 4x100m relay alongside Dennis Richardson, Kevin Stewart and Josh Goree that finished second with a time of 40.92. Stewart was right behind Hadnot in the 100m dash, placing seventh with a time of 10.61.
Billy Ray Walker won the 110m hurdles with a time of 14.13 and was followed by Kendall Hayes' second place finish with a time of 14.54.
On the women's side, Chelsea Hayes won the 200m with a time of 23.91 while Stacia Hanneman finished second with a time of 24.41. Tiana Davis won the 100m hurdles with a time of 13.43 while Kim Francis finished third with a time of 13.71.
Brittany Guy jumped 39-6.5 in the trople jump to place fourth.
Louisiana Tech heads to the LSU Alumni Gold meet on April 23 in preparation for the Drake Relays, set for April 27-28 in Des Moines, Iowa.
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