Louisiana Tech Track and Field Hosts Jim Mize Invitational Saturday

March 19, 2010

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RUSTON, La. - Louisiana Tech's track and field program hosts the 2010 Jim Mize Invitational Saturday at the Jim Mize Track and Field Complex on Louisiana Tech's campus. The annual meet hosted by Tech is one of two track and field meets in Ruston this year as Tech will also host the 2010 Western Athletic Conference Championships.

Last Time Out
► Louisiana Tech closed the indoor season in familiar fashion as the Lady Techsters won their fifth Western Athletic Conference title in six years by scoring a school record 175 points, a mark that ranks fifth in conference history. The men's team finished fourth, scoring 101 points, the second-most points the Bulldogs have scored in school history.

Cobb Misses NCAA Championships By A Hair
► Louisiana Tech's Antoinette Cobb ended the 2010 indoor season ranked 21st nationally in the 60m hurdles with her best time coming at the WAC Championships where she ran a school record time of 8.28 to win the conference title. Despite running the seven-fastest times in the Western Athletic Conference this season, Cobb missed out on the NCAA Championships by one-hundredth of a second (0.01), with the participation cutoff coming at 8.27.

Looking to Continue the Championship Run
► The Lady Techsters took care of business at the 2010 WAC Indoor Championships in Boise, winning its fifth WAC title in six years. That stretch marks the longest run of consecutive championships (three straight) since BYU won five straight 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.

Louisiana Tech Brings Home Awards from Boise
► The women's conference championship was not the only hardware that Louisiana Tech brought home from its dominating performance at the 2010 WAC Indoor Championships in Boise, Idaho on Feb. 25-27. In what is quickly becoming an annual occurrence, head coach Gary Stanley was named the conference's women's coach of the year. Adding to the hardware, Albert Fullwood was named the men's Track Performer of the Year and Quanisha Sales garnered Freshman of the Year honors.

Antoinette Cobb Sets School Record
Antoinette Cobb set a Louisiana Tech school record at the 2010 Western Athletic Conference Indoor Championships, running 8.28 in the 60m hurdles finals to win her second consecutive conference title in the event. That topped the old record time of 8.32 set by Bridgittte Ladoucer.

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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