Chelsea Hayes Named All-American in Track and Field

March 14, 2011

NEW ORLEANS, La. - New Orleans native and Louisiana Tech long jumper Chelsea Hayes was honored Monday as she received All-America honors for her 2011 indoor season performance. Hayes finished eighth in the long jump at the NCAA Indoor Championships.

Hayes was the only Western Athletic Conference athlete to receive first team all-America honors and finished the highest of any WAC athlete in any event. A redshirt junior for indoor season, she was also the only WAC athlete to score at the national meet, scoring one point for the Lady Techsters to tie for 57th place with Auburn, California, Colorado, Loyola Marymount, Michigan State and Wichita State.

With a jump of 20 feet, 7 inches (6.27 meters), Hayes finished eighth overall despite entering the national meet ranked 11th of the 17 competitors.

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