Several Top-Ranked Teams await @LATechTandF in Nashville This Weekend

Jan. 22, 2015

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RUSTON, La. - When Louisiana Tech competes at the Vanderbilt Indoor Invitational this weekend in Nashville, it will be facing multiple ranked programs and eight schools from Power-5 conferences in yet another challenging meet.

The men's team will be facing three teams ranked in the preseason top-40 led by No. 13 Alabama while the women's program will be up against three teams ranked in the preseason top-25 including No. 18 Auburn, No. 20 Mississippi State and No. 23 Southern Illinois.

Leading the Louisiana Tech men's program is Jarvis Gotch, the current national leader in the long jump. Gotch's recent school record long jump mark of 26-2.75 (7.99m) currently ranks third in the world. That performance netted Gotch the Conference USA Field Athlete of the Week honor.

On the women's side, the 3:44.30 time ran in the 4x400m relay at Texas A&M currently ranks 24th in the country while Mia Adams (long jump) and Charla Craddock (200m) are both ranked 38th in the nation. Craddock was recently named Conference USA's Co-Track Athlete of the Week.

The weekend's competition marks the second consecutive meet Louisiana Tech will face several ranked teams ranked in the preseason rankings released by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCA). The next poll will be released on Jan. 26.

A link for live results for the meet can be found at

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




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