2010 WAC Championships - Day Three Notes


 

 

May 14, 2010

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LA Tech Notes

WAC Champions
Larry Jones (Discus)

All-Conference First Team
Shaun Haughton (Discus)
Chelsea Hayes (Long Jump)
Jesseka Jones (Heptathlon)
Larry Jones (Discus)
Quatisha Williams (Long Jump)

All-Conference Second Team
Tiana Davis (Long Jump)

Louisiana Tech's Larry Jones won the discus for the second-consecutive season with a mark of 181-11 (55.45m). Jones is the first repeat champion in the discus since Hannes Hopley of SMU won back-to-back discus titles in 2003-04.

Louisiana Tech's Antoinette Cobb ran the third-fastest time in school history in the 100m hurdles prelims to advance to Saturday's finals. Cobb's time was the fastest of any hurdler in the prelims, beating the second-fastest competitor (Christie Gordon, Idaho, 13.48) by 0.17 seconds.

Louisiana Tech's Quanisha Sales ran 11.39 in the 100m dash prelims, the second-fastest time in school history. That time also ties for 20th in the nation.

Louisiana Tech sent six athletes to Saturday's 100m dash finals, the most of any school in any event this year. The Lady Techsters have the opportunity to score as many as 33 points in that single event.

Louisiana Tech's 2-3-4 finish in the long jump featured two of the top five times in school history. Chelsea Hayes finished second in the event with a mark of 20-3, ranking third in Louisiana Tech history while Quatisha Williams third-place finish jump of 20-2.25 ranks her fourth in school history.

WAC Notes

Men's Notes

Utah State's Steve Strickland becomes the first three-straight WAC steeplechase champion since Jim Svenoy of UTEP won four in a row from 1992-95, and is the third three-time steeplechase champion, as UTEP's James Munyala won it in 1975, 1976 and 1978.

Utah State's Steve Strickland's steeplechase title is his third in a row and Utah State has won the steeplechase in each of the five years that USU has been in the league as Vance Twitchell won the steeplechase crown in 2006 and 2007. The 9:08.13 time is his fastest WAC championship time.

Louisiana Tech's Larry Jones won the discus for the second-consecutive season with a mark of 181-11 (55.45m). Jones is the first repeat champion in the discus since Hannes Hopley of SMU won back-to-back discus titles in 2003-04.

Boise State's Chase Sexton was seeded eighth in the discus and finished second in the event, besting his previous personal record mark by over eight feet. Sexton threw 168-6 in the discus competition.

The men's 10k race was shut down early due to lightning within a three mile vicinity of the Jim Mize Track and Field Complex, resulting in times that are not a true 10k.

Women's Notes

Louisiana Tech's Antoinette Cobb ran the third-fastest time in school history in the 100m hurdles prelims to advance to Saturday's finals. Cobb's time was the fastest of any hurdler in the prelims, beating the second-fastest competitor (Christie Gordon, Idaho, 13.48) by 0.17 seconds.

Nevada's Gina Deckard ran the second-fastest 100m hurdles time in school history in Friday's prelims. Her time of 13.74 is also a personal record. Deckard finished fifth overall in the 100m hurdle prelims to advance to Saturday's finals.

Louisiana Tech's Quanisha Sales ran 11.39 in the 100m dash prelims, the second-fastest time in school history. That time also ties for 20th in the nation.

Louisiana Tech sent six athletes to Saturday's 100m dash finals, the most of any school in any event this year. The Lady Techsters have the opportunity to score as many as 33 points in that single event.

Idaho's Mykael Bothum set a new school record Friday with her WAC Championship winning shot put throw of 52-8.25 (16.06m). That mark ranks 19th in the nation. The previous Idaho school record was set by Bothum in 2008 with a throw of 52-0.

Boise State's Marjani Maldonado set a new career-best mark of 13.73 in the 100m hurdles. That time marks the second-best time in Boise State history.

Louisiana Tech's 2-3-4 finish in the long jump featured two of the top five times in school history. Chelsea Hayes finished second in the event with a mark of 20-3, ranking third in Louisiana Tech history while Quatisha Williams third-place finish jump of 20-2.25 ranks her fourth in school history.