May 1, 2014
NEW ORLEANS, La. - The Louisiana Tech men’s track and field program made history this week as the Bulldogs were ranked a program-best 28th in the latest U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) rankings.
The No. 28 spot marks the highest ranking in program history and the first time any Louisiana Tech program – men’s or women’s – has broken into the top 30.
The Bulldogs jumped 19 spots from last week’s poll, moving up from the No. 47 spot, based primarily on All-American sprinter Trey Hadnot running a pair of personal record times in the 100m and 200m dashes last weekend at the Bobcat Classic in San Marcos, Texas.
The Bulldogs’ No. 28 ranking is the highest that LA Tech has climbed since the USTFCCCA began ranking track and field programs in 2008. LA Tech was ranked No. 59 in the preseason and moved up to No. 36 two weeks ago before falling to No. 47.
The previous high ranking for any LA Tech team was the women’s team in 2012 as they climbed as high as No. 31 before finishing the season ranked 34th.
In this week’s rankings tally, the women’s program dropped two spots to No. 83.
Select Tech student-athletes will head to Fayetteville, Arkansas this week to compete in the Arkansas Twilight before the whole team gears up for the Conference USA Championships on May 15-18 in Houston, Texas.
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