Jan. 28, 2014
NEW ORLEANS, La. - Louisiana Tech’s women’s track and field team was ranked ninth in the region in the first rankings release of the season by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) Tuesday.
The regional rankings take the top marks recorded by a team’s student-athletes and score them as if a regional meet was held.
The Lady Techsters are ranked ninth in the region, 11.5 points better than TCU and ahead of in-state foes Tulane (14th) and Louisiana-Lafayette (15th).
The USTFCCCA ranks Pamela Lee first in the South Central Region in the high jump while Kim Francis ranks fourth in the 60m hurdles. Jamelia Johnson, who recently posted the 10th best triple jump mark in school history at the Texas A&M 10 Team Invitational, ranks sixth in the triple jump while the women’s 4x400m relay team ranks seventh in the nation.
The men’s team is ranked 18th in the region, one spot ahead of Conference USA foe Rice (19th). Bulldog senior Trey Hadnot ranks seventh in the region in the 200m while Devin Henderson ranks eighth in the region in the long jump. The men’s 4x400m relay team also ranks eighth in the region.
The dynamic changes when the USTFCCCA ranks the nation as the whole with Louisiana Tech’s men ranking 45th in the nation while the women rank 111st.
Louisiana Tech returns to action on Thursday at the KMS Invitational hosted by Southern Miss at the CrossPlex in Birmingham, Ala.