Charla Craddock Named C-USA Track Athlete of the Week
May 5, 2015
IRVING, Texas - Conference USA officials announced Tuesday that Louisiana Tech sprinter Charla Craddock has been named the league's Female Track Athlete of the Week after she ran a league-leading 23.41 in the 200m at the Horned Frog Invitational last weekend.
Craddock, a senior from Farmersville, set a new personal record in the 200m dash with a mark that leads the conference by over 0.3 seconds. Her time is the eighth-fastest time in school history and currently ranks 37th in the nation this year.
With her time of 23.41, Craddock is now 17th on the NCAA East Preliminary performance list, all but guaranteeing her a spot at the NCAA East Preliminary Championships in Jacksonville, Florida on May 28-30.
In addition to her 200m performance, Craddock also anchored the 4x100m relay team that won at the Horned Frog Invitational with a time of 44.82, beating host TCU by almost a full second.
The senior also jumped a season-best 20-3.5 (6.18m) in the long jump as she finished third at the meet. That mark places her 20th on the NCAA East Preliminary performance list as she became the fifth Lady Techster likely to qualify for the prelims in the long jump. She is now ranked second in the league in the event.
The top 48 marks in individual events and top 28 relay marks qualify for the NCAA East Preliminary Championships, the precursor to the NCAA Championship at Historic Heyward Field in Eugene, Oregon on June 10-13.
The Horned Frog Invitational wrapped up the regular season for Louisiana Tech and the Lady Techsters, along with the Bulldogs, now turn their attention to the Conference USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships in El Paso on May 15-17.
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