Antoinette Cobb to Compete at LSU NCAA Qualifier Meet

March 4, 2010

RUSTON, La. - With the start of the 2010 NCAA Indoor Track & Field Championships eight days away, Louisiana Tech's Antoinette Cobb is getting one final chance to attempt to make the NCAA field for the 60m hurdles. Cobb will be the lone Louisiana Tech athlete competing at Friday's LSU NCAA Qualifier Meet.

"If this were any other person, I don't know if we would do this," said Louisiana Tech head coach Gary Stanley. "But Antoinette is truly a special person. She is a hard-worker, both on and off the track with near a 4.0 grade point average. She has also overcome significant obstacles to get to this point and we want to give her every opportunity to be an NCAA qualifier in her final season of eligibility."

Cobb recently won the 2010 Western Athletic Conference Indoor 60m hurdles title with a school record time of 8.28, a mark that provisionally qualifies her for the NCAA Championships. That mark ranks her 18th in the nation and on the bubble for making the NCAA Championships, held in Fayetteville, Ark. beginning on Friday, March 12.

Cobb, a redshirt senior, dominated the WAC in the 60m hurdles this season, running the seven-fastest times in the league.

The NCAA Automatic Qualifying mark is 8.14, a time that only four athletes set this season. A minimum of 14 student-athletes will qualify for the 60m hurdles at the national championships but there is no set maximum entry field for the event, according to NCAA guidelines.

Only two-hundredths of a second separate Cobb from being ranked 15th in the nation and an almost certainty for the NCAA Indoor Championships.

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

 

 

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