Louisiana Tech Track and Field Heads to the LSU Relays

March 26, 2010

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RUSTON, La. - Louisiana Tech's track and field program heads to the home of the Bayou Bengals for the first of two trips to Baton Rouge over the next month, competing in the LSU Relays on March 26-27.

Last Time Out
► Louisiana Tech totaled 20 event champions out of the 33 events and both the men's and women's teams defeated Southeastern Louisiana and Arkansas-Pine Bluff in dual meet scoring at the Jim Mize Invitational Saturday, held at the Jim Mize Track and Field Facility at Louisiana Tech. The men's team defeated Southeastern Louisiana, 232-137, and topped Arkansas-Pine Bluff, 236-139. Southeastern Louisiana's men defeated UAPB, 168-150. On the women's side, the Lady Techsters defeated Southeastern Louisiana, 260.5-184.5, and beat Arkansas-Pine Bluff, 264-151. Southeastern Louisiana's women defeated UAPB, 203-175.

Louisiana Tech Sweeps WAC Track Athlete of the Week Awards
► Louisiana Tech's Chasidee Lewis-Baker and Demonte Willis were named the women's and men's Western Athletic Conference Track Athletes of the Week the conference office announced Tuesday afternoon. Both athletes won their races at the Jim Mize Invitational on Saturday. Both sprinters earned their first WAC weekly honor of the season as Louisiana Tech began its outdoor season. Lewis-Baker won the 100-meter dash at the Jim Mize Invitational with a time of 11.84 seconds and ran the opening leg of the 4x100m relay team that won at the Jim Mize Invitational with a time of 46.24. Willis won the 400 meters with a time of 48.07 and ran the opening leg of the 4x400m relay team that won that race with a time of 3:15.05.

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.

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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