Chelsea Hayes Named WAC Field Athlete of the Week

April 11, 2012

DENVER - Louisiana Tech jumper Chelsea Hayes was named the Western Athletic Conference’s Women’s Field Athlete of the Week after setting a new Jim Mize Facility record last Saturday in the long jump.

Hayes, a senior from New Orleans, La. (Butler County CC), set a new facility record in the long jump at Louisiana Tech’s Jim Mize Invitational over the weekend, winning the event with a wind-legal leap of 21 feet, 8.75 inches (6.62 meters), a mark that currently ranks tied for third in the nation. Hayes’ mark, just an inch and a quarter away from an automatic qualifying standard for the U.S. Olympic Trials, is the best wind-legal long jump ever recorded by a LA Tech athlete. It is also more than two feet better than any WAC athlete’s jump so far this season.

Louisiana Tech returns to action this Saturday, April 14 as Tech competes at the Mississippi Open at Ole Miss in Oxford, Miss.

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