@LATechTandF Heads to Aggie Team Invitational Friday

Jan. 14, 2016

RUSTON, La. - Louisiana Tech’s track and field program returns to action Friday with the Aggie Team Invitational hosted by Texas A&M and broadcast on the SEC Network Plus (SECN+).

The team-scored meet will also include Houston Baptist, Lamar, McNeese State, North Texas, Prairie View A&M, Sam Houston State, Texas A&M – Corpus Christi, Texas A&M – Kingsville, Texas Southern, UL-Lafayette, ULM, UT Arlington and UT Rio Grande Valley.

For the men’s team, the focus will be on the long jump with Jarvis Gotch making his first appearance of the season. At the Texas A&M-hosted meet last year, Gotch jumped 26-2.75 (7.99m) to break the school record and rank second in the world at the time. He would go on to become the world leader last year two weeks later.

Jarrett Samuels, who advanced all the way to Eugene, Oregon for the NCAA Championships last year in the outdoor long jump, is also expected to compete in the event along with Craig Jones.

On the women’s side, Mia Adams is scheduled to compete in the long jump, 200m and 4x400m relay a week after she won the long jump at the LSU-hosted Purple Tiger Invitational. Adams’ jump of 19-8.75 (6.01m) currently leads Conference USA and ranks 10th in the nation.

The meet is scheduled to begin at Noon CT with the high jump, long jump and pole vault in the field and the 60m dash prelims on the track. The live broadcast on the SECN+ is scheduled to begin at 1:25 p.m. CT with finals races starting soon thereafter.

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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