Louisiana Tech Track and Field Heads to WAC Indoor Championships

Feb. 22, 2010

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RUSTON, La. - Louisiana Tech's track and field program enters the indoor postseason on Feb. 25 when Tech travels to Boise, Idaho for the Western Athletic Conference Indoor Championships. LA Tech will be looking for its sixth WAC title in seven years while the men are looking for their first WAC championship.

Looking to Continue the Championship Run
► The Lady Techsters enter this indoor season looking for the team's fifth Western Athletic Conference championship in the past six years. If LA Tech can win this year's WAC title, it will be the longest run of consecutive championships (three straight) since BYU won five consecutive indoor titles from 1995-1999.

Outdoors, the Lady Techsters have won five consecutive WAC titles. LA Tech could win its sixth straight this season in homecoming fashion as Louisiana Tech will host the 2010 WAC Outdoor Championships. The longest streak of consecutive WAC titles belongs to BYU, who won nine consecutive titles when they were a member of the Western Athletic Conference.

Men's Team Sets DMR Record at Tyson
► Louisiana Tech's men's distance medley relay team set a school record at the Tyson Invitational on Feb. 13, breaking an eight-year old mark set in 2002. Tech's young DMR team - consisting of three freshmen and a junior - ran 10:01.54 at the Tyson Invitational to set a new school record. The relay team of Alwayne Green, Wade McGaha, Jermaine Morris and Matt Wolfe topped relay teams from Georgia and Miami (Fla.) as they finished sixth.

Cobb Makes It Two in a Row
► Louisiana Tech's Antoinette Cobb continued to impress after she won her second consecutive Western Athletic Conference Track Athlete of the Week honor on Jan. 26. Cobb was first honored by the WAC on Jan. 19 as she ran an NCAA provisional qualifying time of 8.39 at the Texas A&M Invitational, still the fastest 60m hurdles time of any WAC athlete. The WAC office honored Cobb again on Jan. 26 after winning the 60m hurdles at the Razorback Invitational with a time of 8.42. Cobb has ran three provisionally qualifying times in the 60m hurdles this year and they all remain the three fastest times of any WAC athlete.

Dean of the Coaches
► Louisiana Tech head coach Gary Stanley is often considered the dean of the coaches in the state and in the WAC as he enters his 22nd season as head coach at Louisiana Tech. Stanley has amassed 17 Coach of the Year titles and he has guided Tech teams to 20 conference championships in four different conferences.

Cobb Among National Leaders
► Louisiana Tech's Antoinette Cobb is not only dominating the WAC in the 60m hurdles, but her talent is showing among the national rankings. Cobb's season-best time of 8.36 in the 60m hurdles is ranked tied for 26th in the nation, matched with performances by Jenna Caffrey (Iowa State) and Chelsea Carrier (West Virginia). Cobb has ran the 60m hurdles five times this season and her marks are the five fastest times in the WAC this season.

WAC Championship Returns to Boise
► The 2010 edition of the WAC Indoor Track and Field Championship returns to Idaho Sports Center and Jacksons Track in Nampa, Idaho, for the seventh-straigh year. The meet will be held Feb. 25-27. Championship details, as well as WAC Indoor Track and Field news, records and award information is available at www.wacsports.com.

2010 NCAA Championship
► The 46th Annual Men's and 28th Annual Women's Division I Indoor Track and Field Championships will be held at the Randal Tyson Track Center in Fayetteville, Ark. The University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, is hosting the event. For ticket information, call (800) 982-4647, or visit www.arkansasrazorbacks.com.

Top Performances
► The WAC's 2010 Indoor Track and Field Top Performace can be viewed via www.wacsports.com, or directly by visiting http://www.directathletics.com/lists/track/77_495.html. The printed version of the list will be included in next week's release.

For complete coverage of Louisiana Tech Track and Field, please visit the official home of Louisiana Tech Athletics at LATechSports.com.




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