Laticia Watson Finishes 10th in Heptathlon

Laticia Watson
May 15, 2015

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EL PASO, Texas - Laticia Watson scored the fifth-most points in the heptathlon in Louisiana Tech history - 4,449 - and jumped UAB's Ali Meister in the final event to finish 10th as the second day of action at the Conference USA Outdoor Championships came to a close late Friday night in El Paso.

Watson was hot on the heels of Meister but it took until the final event in the seven-event competition - the 800m - for the Louisiana Tech junior to leapfrog the Blazer. Meister finished with 4,431 points, just 18 shy of Watson.

Her 4,449 points in the heptathlon ranks fifth in school history and she recorded a 10th-place finish in her first heptathlon competition. Watson opened up Friday's competition with a jump of 18-1.5 (5.52m) in the long jump and followed that with a javelin throw of 77-9 (23.69m). She rounded out the competition with a time of 2:39.03 in the 800m

While the multi-events like the heptathlon came to their conclusion, the individual events began earlier in the day. Liza Wall finished 13th in the hammer throw with a mark of 154-9 (47.18m) while SaBrittany Angelle was 14th with a throw of 154-5 (47.07m).

Josh Pearce also had a 14th place finish as he ran 34:22.64 in the 10,000m run in the nightcap of Friday's action.

Saturday's schedule begins with the throwing events at 2 p.m. CT/1 p.m. MT as the women's discus starts the day while running events start at 6 p.m. CT/5 p.m. MT starting with the women's 1,500m run.

A free live video stream of each day and live results are both available to fans. Links to both can be found at LATechSports.com and ConferenceUSA.com.

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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