June 30, 2014
BATON ROUGE, La. - Louisiana Tech received 11 accolades this week as the All-Louisiana track and field marks were announced by the Louisiana Sports Writers Association (LSWA).
The team is made up of the best times in the various outdoor track and field events as provided by the national best times list and information supplied by the school sports information directors. Special awards were nominated by and voted on by SIDs, but they may not vote for someone from their own school.
Of the 11 marks recognized by the LSWA, Louisiana Tech had three first-place marks, seven second-place marks and one third-place mark. Tech had eight of the 11 recognized marks qualify for the NCAA East Preliminary Championships this season.
Claiming top honors in the state on the women’s side was Chloe Lautric, who led Louisiana with a high jump mark of 5-10 (1.78m) set at the Texas Relays on March 29. On the men’s side, Jarvis Gotch led the state in the long jump with a mark of 26-0.25 (7.93m) and Joshua Cox led Louisiana with a javelin throw of 228-4 (69.61m). Both marks were set at the UTEP Invitational in El Paso, Texas – host of the 2015 Conference USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships.
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Louisiana Tech’s All-Louisiana 2014 Marks
100m H 13.02 Kim Francis 2nd April 19 Baton Rouge, La.
High Jump 5-10 Chloe Lautric 1st March 29 Austin, Texas
Long Jump 20-10.75 Charla Craddock 2nd May 17 Houston, Texas
Event Mark Name Place in State Date Location
10,000m 32:53.43 Josh Pearce 3rd May 16 Houston, Texas
Steeplechase 9:33.08 Anthony Plourde 2nd May 17 Houston, Texas
Long Jump 26-0.25 Jarvis Gotch 1st April 12 El Paso, Texas
Javelin 228-4 Joshua Cox 1st April 12 El Paso, Texas