Track & Field to Open 2018 C-USA Championships Thursday

May 9, 2018

C-USA Championship Central

HOUSTON - Louisiana Tech Track & Field is set to open the 2018 Conference USA Outdoor Championships this week when the Bulldogs and Lady Techsters travel to Houston and compete against the league's best at Wendel D. Ley Track on the campus of Rice.

The C-USA Championships will take place over the course of four days beginning Thursday afternoon and running through Sunday evening. On Thursday, Louisiana Tech will have a pair of Bulldogs competing in the decathlon starting at 3:15 p.m. with Jordan Patrick and Praise Okorie both participating in the event.

Field events kick off on Friday, May 11, at 2 p.m. along with the continuation of the heptathlon and decathlon events. Friday's action concludes with men's and women's 10,000m finals.

Competition begins at 3 p.m. on Saturday with men's discus and running events at 5:30 p.m. with the men's 15,000m preliminaries and ending with women's 3000m steeplechase at 9:15 p.m. The final day starts at 3 p.m. with field events and 6 p.m. with the remainder of the running events.

Louisiana Tech will have student-athletes competing in a total of 32 events this week in Houston, including 16 on the men's side and 16 for the women. For the men, the Bulldogs will have 22 athletes in action, while LA Tech's women will have a total of 18 competitors entered in events at this week's C-USA Outdoor Championships.

All-session passes (for all four days) will be sold at the front gate on both Thursday and Friday. Those prices are $25 for adults and $15 for youth (ages 3-17). Individual tickets will be sold for $12 for adults and $7 for youth (3-17), and after Friday only individual tickets will be sold. Parking will be available for $5.



Saturday and Sunday's running events will be streamed for free on, starting at 5:30 p.m. CT on Saturday and 6 p.m. CT on Sunday.

Fans can follow along with all the action from the 2018 C-USA Outdoor Championships as live results will be available at

For complete coverage of Louisiana Tech Track and Field, please follow @LATechTFXC on Twitter or visit the official home of Louisiana Tech Athletics at


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