Track and Field Hosts Jim Mize Invitational Saturday
March 21, 2014
RUSTON, La. - Louisiana Tech Track and Field will open the 2014 outdoor season at home as it hosts several regional rivals including LSU, UL-Monroe and Northwestern State.
The meet gets underway with the throwing events at 9 a.m. while running events will start at 2 p.m. at the Jim Mize Track and Field Complex on the campus of Louisiana Tech in Ruston.
All-American sprinter Trey Hadnot will run in his signature event - the 200m dash - at 4:10 p.m. while also competing as part of the men's 4x100m relay (2 p.m.) and 4x400m relay (5:05 p.m.). School record holder Joshua Cox headlines a challenging javelin competition at 3 p.m. Cox, a Ruston native and Cedar Creek high School product, will be challenged by LSU's Jeremy Tuttle for the event title.
On the women's side, Kim Francis will run in the 100m hurdles at 2:40 p.m. as well as part of the women's 4x100m relay at 2 p.m.
Northwestern State's Consuela Lindsey highlights the women's 400m hurdles field and will be challenged by Tech's Taneka Henderson and four hurdlers from UL-Monroe.
Former Bulldog thrower Jason Morgan will compete in the men's discus throw at 11:30 a.m. less than two years after he competed for Jamaica in the discus at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.
Talented LSU distance runner Phillip Primeaux will lead a challenging field in the 1,500m run at 2:10 p.m. while the Tigers' Blair Henderson will highlight a men's 800m race at 3:35 p.m.
Admission to the Jim Mize Invitational is free to fans with live results being available at LATechSports.com.
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