Track & Field to Open C-USA Indoor Championships Saturday
Feb. 16, 2018
RUSTON, La. - Louisiana Tech's track & field squads are set to open the 2018 Conference USA Indoor Championships on Saturday when the Bulldogs and Lady Techsters travel to Birmingham, Alabama, to compete this weekend.
The championships get underway at 9 a.m. Saturday morning and will continue until the meet concludes Sunday night. UAB and the Birmingham CrossPlex are hosting the event for the seventh consecutive season.
"Our teams are excited for the C-USA Indoor Championships and ready to compete this weekend in Birmingham," said head coach Gary Stanley, who is in his 30th season at the helm of the men's and women's track and field program and his 36th overall year coaching at Louisiana Tech.
The championship events begin on Saturday morning with the heptathlon and pentathlon competitions, while field events start later that afternoon at 2 p.m. Preliminaries and finals for running events are scheduled to begin at 4 p.m. on Saturday.
Competition on Sunday begins with the remaining heptathlon events at 9 a.m., followed by field events at 11 a.m. Starting at 1 p.m., the finals for the remainder of the running events begin and continue until the awards presentation at 4:15 p.m. on Sunday.
LA Tech's men and women are entered in a total of 26 events, including 13 running events, 12 field events and two entries in the heptathlon competition.
Louisiana Tech will have 41 student-athletes competing in this weekend's indoor championships with 21 on the women's squad and 20 men scheduled to compete in Birmingham. LA Tech senior Tamario Lattin enters the weekend ranked first in Conference USA and 30th in the nation in the long jump with a mark of 25-0 (7.62m) on Jan. 27.
Admission prices for this weekend's 2018 C-USA Indoor Championships are as follows: a two-day pass is $20 for adults and $10 for youth (12-17); while a single day ticket $15 per day for adults and $6 for youth (12-17). Admission is FREE for children age 11 and under and for students with valid ID cards who attend a C-USA member institution.
Fans can follow along with all the action from the 2018 Conference USA Indoor Championships as live results will be available at http://www.flashresultstexas.com/2018/cusaindoor18/.
For complete coverage of Louisiana Tech Track and Field, please follow @LATechTFXC on Twitter or visit the official home of Louisiana Tech Athletics at LATechSports.com.
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