March 31, 2010
RUSTON, La. - Louisiana Tech's track and field program heads to the prestigious 83rd Annual Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays in Austin, Texas on March 31 - April 3. This marks the second consecutive week that Tech will be competing at a prestigious relay track meet.
Last Time Out
► Antoinette Cobb ran the nation's fifth-fastest 100m hurdles time and the women's 4x100m relay team ran the country's eighth-fastest time as Louisiana Tech completed competition at the LSU Relays in Baton Rouge. Cobb, a redshirt senior from Weyanoke, La., ran 13.34 to win the 100m hurdles and set a new personal record time and the second-fastest mark in school history. Her mark currently ranks fifth among American collegians this season. The quartet of Chasidee Lewis-Baker, Stacia Hanneman, Quanisha Sales and Rakeisha Green finished second in the 4x100m relay with a time of 45.24, a mark that is ranked fifth in school history. The relay team's time is currently listed eighth in the nation.
Antoinette Cobb Honored Again by WAC
► Louisiana Tech's Antoinette Cobb was honored by the Western Athletic Conference office Tuesday after being named the WAC Female Track Athlete of the Week. Cobb, a senior from Weyanoke, La. (West Feliciana HS), won the 100-meter hurdles with a time of 13.34 seconds at the LSU Relays in Baton Rouge, La. over the weekend. Cobb's time of 13.34 is the second-fastest time ran by any female WAC athlete in 11 years, right behind the Louisiana Tech school record mark of 13.28 set by Doria Appleberry in 2005.
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.
Fullwood Among the Faces in the Crowd
► Louisiana Tech's Albert Fullwood was recognized in a national publication this week as Sports Illustrated listed him among the "Faces in the Crowd" in their most recent issue. Fullwood was recognized after winning three conference titles at the WAC Indoor Championships and being named the WAC Track Performer of the Year. Sports Illustrated reported: "Fullwood, a senior at Louisiana Tech, won the 200- (21.25) and 400-meter races (48.04) and anchored the winning 4x400 relay team at the Western Athletic Conference indoor championships. He was the WAC's track performer of the year for the indoor season; Fullwood won the same award for the 2009 outdoor season, when he also was the 200 and 400 champion."
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