Louisiana Tech Track and Field Announces Two Signees

March 12, 2012

RUSTON, La. - Louisiana Tech head coach Gary Stanley announced two nationally-ranked hurdlers have signed their National Letters of Intent to compete in track and field at Louisiana Tech.

Bianca Jackson from Garland High School in Texas and Brandon Crear from DeSoto High School in Texas will both join Tech’s track and field program in the fall.

Jackson is expected to graduate this spring from Garland HS where she is currently the fastest hurdler in Texas and ranked in the top 10 in the nation. She was named all-state as a junior last year after winning state titles in the 4x100m relay and 4x200m relay and finishing second in the state with a 100m hurdles time of 13.73, the fifth-fastest time in the nation that year. That mark would have ranked fourth in the Western Athletic Conference last season. Jackson chose Louisiana Tech over offers from Kansas, Kentucky and Texas A&M.

Crear, a Dallas native, is ranked in the top 10 in the nation this indoor season in the 60m hurdles. He has claimed all-district honors and qualified for the region meet after winning the district title in the hurdles. His father, Willie Crear, was a linebacker at Southern from 1978-82.

The two hurdlers will join a track and field powerhouse that is currently in its 30th year under the direction of Gary Stanley.

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




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