Tech Women Finish Second, Men Fourth at Bobcat Classic
April 28, 2013
SAN MARCOS, Texas - Louisiana Tech’s women’s track and field team finished second out of 15 teams while the men’s program finished fourth overall as Tech competed at the Bobcat Classic to wrap up the 2013 regular season late Saturday.
The two teams combined to set 15 personal record marks in the meet.
Tech’s women scored 17 points in the meet and were edged by Texas State by two points while the men’s team scored 10 points and were topped by the homestanding Bobcats by seven points. Both programs will have another chance at beating Texas State on May 8-11 at the Western Athletic Conference Outdoor Championships in Arlington.
Paul Sakit ran an impressive personal record time of 3:47.36 in the 1,500m run, the sixth-best time in school history, as he finished third overall while Matt Wolfe placed ninth with a time of 3:58.03.
Sakit also ran a personal best time of 1:52.98 in the 800m to finish 11th while Tom Stringer ran a career-best 1:57.95, finishing 23rd.
Kim Francis was also impressive with a non-wind-aided time of 13.18 in the 100m hurdles as she placed second. The time marks a non-wind-aided personal record for her and is the fourth-fastest overall time in school history. Last week in Baton Rouge, La., Francis ran 13.14 in the hurdles but it was a wind-aided time. The Lafayette, La. native also ran 11.91 in the 100m dash, finishing seventh overall.
The women’s throwers stood out in the shot put as Marcella LeBlanc won with a personal best throw of 52-0.5 (15.86m). Teammate Micara Vassell also had a personal record throw with a mark of 50-6 (15.39m) to finish fourth.
In the 400m, Aldresha Bailey ran a personal record time of 55.33 to place ninth while Danielle Zenon ran a personal top time of 58.62 to finish 30th. Bailey led off the 4x400m relay squad that won with a time of 337.44 and was joined by Taneka Henderson, Charla Craddock and Diamond Every.
Every also set a personal best time in the 200m, placing 20th overall with a mark of 24.95.
Back on the men’s side, Trey Hadnot finished second in the 400m with a time of 47.68 while Yusuf Muhammad ran a personal best time of 48.08 to place seventh. Hadnot also led the 4x100m relay squad in running the second leg along with Devin Henderson, Niko Richey and Kyonz Smith as the quartet won with a time of 40.22.
Henderson also excelled in the jumps with a personal best mark of 23-11.75 (7.31m) in the long jump, finishing fifth.
Louisiana Tech next returns to action on May 8-11 at the WAC Outdoor Championships hosted by UT Arlington at Maverick Stadium in Arlington.
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