@LATechTandF Qualifies 13 to NCAA East Preliminary Championships



May 22, 2014

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - The National Collegiate Athletics Association (NCAA) announced qualifiers for the NCAA East and West Preliminary Championships Thursday with Louisiana Tech receiving 13 entries to the NCAA East Prelims.

Of the 13 entries LA Tech garnered this year, five are listed in the top 10 places in the East region. With the 13 qualifying marks this season, head coach Gary Stanley's program has now qualified 97 entries into the NCAA East Prelims since 2010.

The top qualifier on the men's side is Jarvis Gotch, whose 26-0.25 (7.93m) mark in the long jump ranks second in the East. Trey Hadnot ranks fifth in the 200m with a qualifying mark of 20.43 while the men's 4x100m relay team's C-USA Championship time of 39.53 ranks the squad sixth.

On the women's side, Charla Craddock ranks seventh in the long jump after her C-USA Championship performance netted her a personal best jump of 20-7.75 (6.37m). Also ranked seventh entering the East Prelims is Kim Francis in the 100m hurdles with a mark of 13.02.

The top 48 individual marks and top 24 relay marks recorded on each side (East and West) throughout the season qualify for the NCAA Preliminary Championships. Louisiana Tech will compete at the East Prelims held in Jacksonville, Florida on May 29-31. The West Prelims will be held in Fayetteville, Arkansas on the same dates.

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 LA Tech NCAA East Preliminary Championship Qualifiers
 Name  Event  East Rank  Mark
 Joshua Cox  Javelin  14th  228-4 (69.61m)
 Charla Craddock  Long Jump  7th  20-7.75 (6.37m)
 Kim Francis  100m Hurdles  7th  13.02
 Jarvis Gotch  Long Jump  2nd  26-0.25 (7.93m)
 Trey Hadnot  200m  5th  20.43
 Jermey Hicks  100m  30th  10.39
 Chloe Lautric  High Jump  22nd  5-10 (1.78m)
 Yusuf Muhammad  400m Hurdles  15th  51.34
 Dennis Richardson  100m  24th  10.35
 Victoria Wade  100m  47th  11.66
 LA Tech Men  4x100m Relay  6th  39.53
 LA Tech Women  4x100m Relay  13th  44.68
 LA Tech Women  4x400m Relay  22nd  3:37.46