@LATechTandF Finishes Second at Ken Garland Invitational

Sept. 28, 2014 Results DENTON, Texas - Louisiana Tech finished second at the Ken Garland Invitational on Saturday morning in Denton, Texas.

The Bulldogs were led by Taylor Ashton who had his second consecutive top-10 finish, finishing 7th overall with a time of 20:36.0. Anthony Plourde also finished in the top 10, placing 10th with a time of 20:44.9.

The Bulldogs placed two more in the top 15 as Tor Gatch finished 12th overall with a time of 20:54.7 and Josh Pearce finished 13th overall with a time of 20:55.7.

Rounding out the scoring for the Bulldogs was Tom Stringer who finished 19th overall with a time of 21:40.6.

The Ken Garland Invitational featured a four mile men's race, which was a step up for the Bulldogs who competed in the three mile Mook 5 last Saturday.

"I thought the four seniors handled the increase race distance, from three miles last week to four miles this week, well," head coach Gary Stanley said. "The freshmen and sophomores struggled with it a little bit. Taylor Ashton had another solid performance for us."

This was the first of two races for Louisiana Tech in Denton, as the Bulldogs will travel back to the Lone Star State when North Texas hosts the Conference USA championships on Nov. 1.

Louisiana Tech is back in action Monday, October 6 when the Bulldogs travel to Natchitoches to compete in the Northeastern State Meet.

For complete coverage of Tech Track and Field and Cross Country, please follow @LATechTandF on Twitter or visit the official home of Louisiana Tech Athletics at LATechSports.com.




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