Track and Field Among the WAC Leaders
Updated Feb 8, 2005 15:50:49
RUSTON, La. - The Louisiana Tech women’s track and field team will run its final meet prior to the Western Athletic Conference Championships this weekend and the Lady Techsters look to be positioning themselves for a run at the conference crown with some of the WAC’s top marks of the season belonging to Tech.
Leading the way are seniors Ayanna Alexander and Doria Appleberry. Alexander is ranked 14th in the country and has the top triple jump mark in the WAC so far this season of 42-3.
Applebery is ranked No. 20 nationally in the 60-meter hurdles after a time of 8.42 in the event. Alexander and Appleberry are both NCAA provisional qualifier with their marks.
There are several other Lady Techsters atop the WAC rankings in numerous events. Latonia Wilson ran a 55.28 two weeks ago at LSU and that is the top 400 meter time in the league so far.
Freshman Nadia Alexander has the top shot put throw of the season at 44 feet.
Long jumper Bejide Williams is looking to defend her WAC indoor long jump title and has a 18-9 mark to give her the second best mark of the season.
The Lady Techsters also have the fastest 1,600 meter relay time of the season at 3:41.87 as Tech returns all four team members that swept the WAC titles in the event a year ago.
Appleberry has has the top 60 meter time at 7.51 with teammate Shandra Freeman right behind her at 7.52.
The top Bulldog among the WAC leaders is Nolan Jackson who is ranked second in the league in the 60-meter hurdles after a time of 8.07. Jackson is the reigning indoor 60-meter hurdles champion.
Tech returns to action this weekend at the Arkansas Tyson Invitational on Saturday.