@LATechTandF Claims Five Wins at Southeastern Lion Invitational

April 17, 2016


HAMMOND, La. - Louisiana Tech recorded five wins and had 27 different marks score as Tech wrapped up action at the Southeastern Lion Invitational late Saturday in Hammond.

Camille Lott registered the second-best javelin throw in Conference USA this season as her mark of 145-6 (44.35m) set a new personal best throw as she claimed gold in Hammond.

Chloe Lautric won the high jump with a mark of 5-7 (1.60m) while Jasmine White finished fourth with a jump of 5-3 (1.60m). The Lady Techster success in the jumps continued over to the long jump where Janiel McDonald won with a mark of 18-7.75 (5.68m). McDonald also ran 14.41 in the 100m hurdles to finish fifth.

Louisiana Tech’s women almost completed a sweep of the jumps but while Laticia Watson’s triple jump mark of 40-4 (12.29m) was a personal best and ranks sixth in C-USA this season, it fell almost eight inches shy of claiming gold and she settled for silver.

Manoah Kiptum ran a personal best time of 8:47.44 to win the men’s 3,000m run. That mark ranks seventh in school history and third in Conference USA while Logan Pearce followed in second, running 8:50.42.

Jermey Hicks sprinted past the field in the 200m with a time of 21.28, winning by 0.09 seconds, while Darius Statham ran 21.64 to finish fourth.



Tamario Lattin was impressive in a busy day as he was the runner-up in the triple jump with a mark of 47-11.75 (14.62m) then claimed bronze in the high jump with a mark of 6-6.75 (2.00m).

LA Tech finished 3-4 in the women’s hammer throw as Liza Wall threw 171-5 (52.26m) to place third with Aprell Williams following in fourth with a throw of 171-0 (52.12m). Morgan Keesee placed fifth in the discus with a throw of 143-5 (43.72m).

Louisiana Tech returns to action on Saturday, April 23 when the team heads back down to South Louisiana for the LSU Alumni Gold in Baton Rouge.

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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