LA Tech Wraps Up Action at NCAA East Prelims

May 26, 2018

TAMPA, Fla. - Several Louisiana Tech Track and Field athletes closed out the 2018 outdoor season at this weekend’s NCAA East Preliminary Championships held at USF Track and Field Stadium in Tampa, Florida.

In the women’s long jump, LA Tech student-athlete Melody Korie notched a top 25 finish after she placed 19th overall and fifth in the first flight with a mark of 19-6.75 (5.96m). Korie’s teammate Shelby Smith placed sixth in the second flight and 37th overall with a jump of 19-0 (5.79m).

Louisiana Tech sophomore Denzel Harper also competed in the long jump on the men’s side and placed 24th overall and 11th in his flight after he recorded a jump of 24-2.25 (7.37m) in the event. The men’s triple jump competition saw LA Tech freshman Jelaani Davis place 39th overall and seventh in his flight with a jump of 47-3 (14.40m).

Also competing in this weekend’s NCAA East Preliminaries was junior thrower Tyler Griggers, who recorded a mark of 182-10 (55.74m) to finish 41st overall and 12th in his flight in the javelin.

Sharone Johnson represented the Lady Techsters in the lone running event for the squad this weekend as she posted a time of 1:01.85 in the women’s 400m hurdles on Thursday to finish seventh in her flight and 45th overall.

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