Louisiana Tech Duo Nationally Ranked as Team Heads to Tyson Invitational

Feb. 7, 2012

NEW ORLEANS, La. - Louisiana Tech senior Chelsea Hayes and sophomore Trey Hadnot are both in the national rankings as Tech heads to Fayetteville, Ark. for the Tyson Invitational on Feb. 10-11.

Hayes, a New Orleans native, is ranked third in the nation in the long jump after a school record mark of 20-11.25 (6.38m) was set on Jan. 27 at the Arkansas State Invitational. In the South Central Region, Hayes is ranked first in the region in the long jump, seventh in the 60m dash (7.41) and seventh in the 200m (23.76).

Also ranked regionally on the women’s side is thrower Micara Vassell, ranked fifth in the shot put with a throw of 49-7 (15.11m) on Jan. 27 and Kenyattia Hackworth, ranked eighth in the long jump with a mark of 19-5.75 (5.92m) set on Jan. 12.

As a team, the Lady Techsters are ranked ninth in the region, one spot and more than 25 points ahead of Louisiana-Lafayette.

On the men’s side, Hadnot is ranked sixth in the nation and fourth in the region in the 200m dash with a time of 21.04 also set in Jonesboro, Ark. The South Central Region has an abundance of talent in the event with regional runners holding five of the nation’s top 10 times.

The men’s team is ranked 15th in the region.

For complete coverage of Tech Track and Field, please follow @LATechPWalsh on Twitter or visit the official home of Louisiana Tech Athletics at LATechSports.com. 




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