June 12, 2014
EUGENE, Ore. - Louisiana Tech senior Kim Francis recorded a career-best finish at the NCAA Championships in her final year of eligibility as the Youngsville, Louisiana native ran to a 14th place finish Thursday.
Francis ran 13.40 marking her second-best time and best finish in placing in her third trip to the national meet. She had previously finished 21st twice before, in 2012 and 2013.
The 14th place finish will guarantee her second team All-America honors (to be officially announced Monday), the first time she has claimed second team honors. She had previously been named honorable mention All-America twice.
In other action Trey Hadnot ran 21.31 in the 200m semifinals to finish 20th concluding an illustrious career for the Ruston, Louisiana native.
Jarvis Gotch - in his first season with LA Tech - jumped 22-10.75 (6.98m) to finish 22nd overall.
The last remaining qualifying athlete for Louisiana Tech at the NCAA Championships will be Joshua Cox throwing the javelin at 2:35 p.m. CT/12:35 p.m. PT on Saturday.
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