Women's Track and Field Ranked Eighth in Regional Rankings
Feb. 12, 2014
NEW ORLEANS, La. - Louisiana Tech’s women’s track and field team has moved up one spot to eighth in the South Central Region according to the latest rankings released by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA).
The women’s program is eighth in the region led by recent performances by Pamela Lee in the high jump and Kim Francis in the 60m hurdles. The men’s team is ranked 19th in the region led by Trey Hadnot’s 200m dominance.
In all Louisiana Tech has five women ranked in the regional rankings in individual events. Pamela Lee currently ranks fourth in the high jump after tying a school record at the Texas A&M 10 Team Invitational. LA Tech has two ranked in the top eight in the region in the 60m hurdles with Kim Francis ranked fifth and Bianca Jackson ranked eighth.
On the men’s side, Trey Hadnot is ranked eighth in the region in the 200m dash. After winning bronze at the NCAA Championships last season, the senior from Ruston is training to claim another All-America honor and a better finish at this year’s national championship meet.
In the national rankings, the men’s team is ranked 48th in the nation while the women are ranked 112th.
The regional rankings are determined by potential scoring placings from athletes season best marks this season while the national rankings are determined by using career best marks.
Louisiana Tech returns to action Friday in Fayetteville, Ark. at the Tyson Invitational, one of the most prestigious indoor meets in the country. LA Tech will face national powers from the ACC, Big Ten, Big 12, Pac-12 and SEC. Host Arkansas will lead the pack along with LSU, Texas, Auburn, Virginia, TCU, Nebraska, Wisconsin, South Carolina, Tennessee and Mississippi State as some of the national powers LA Tech will face.
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