Jermey Hicks Named C-USA Track Athlete of the Week

Jermey Hicks
April 26, 2016

IRVING, Texas - Louisiana Tech sprinter Jermey Hicks was named the Conference USA Track Athlete of the Week Tuesday after running the third-fastest 100m dash time at the LSU Alumni Gold.

Jermey Hicks ran the third-fastest 100m dash time in Louisiana Tech history Saturday at the LSU Alumni Gold. The junior’s time leads Conference USA while ranking ninth in the nation and fourth on the NCAA East Prelims qualifying list. Hicks beat former LSU 11-time All-American, World Champion and NCAA Champion Aaron Ernest by 0.004 seconds in the race while Shermond Allsop – a former three-time All-American and NCAA Champion from LSU – edged Hicks by the slimmest of margins, 0.001 seconds.

Even more impressively, Hicks accomplished that feat just an hour after running the second leg of the 4x100m relay as he helped LA Tech to a ninth-place finish with a time of 40.33 as the Bulldogs bested Clemson, Akron and Arizona by at least 0.09 seconds. That mark 40.33 in the relay ranks second in Conference USA this season (the best time of the weekend) while the season-best time for LA Tech ranks 30th on the NCAA East Prelims qualifying list.

Hicks and the Bulldogs return to the track Saturday when Louisiana Tech competes at the MSU Invitational hosted by Mississippi State in Starkville, Mississippi.

For complete coverage of Tech Track and Field and Cross Country, please follow @LATechTandF on Twitter or visit the official home of Louisiana Tech Athletics at LATechSports.com.

 

 

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