Posted Feb 25, 2006 00:20:32
Tech Starts Strong in WAC Championships
BOISE, Idaho -- With the final day of the championships approaching, the Louisiana Tech Indoor Track and Field team has put together a good showing.
Finishing first in the men?s 60 meter hurdles was senior Nolan Jackson for the Bulldogs with a time of 7.88 seconds to qualify for the finals and also earning an NCAA provisional mark.
Freshman distance runner Wesley Wilson also qualified for the finals in the men?s 1 mile run with a time of 4 minutes, 22.04 seconds to be run on Saturday.
Junior Jamaal London?s time of 48.83 second in the men?s 400M also qualified him for the finals, while juniors Nina Gilbert, Sophia Jackson and Krystal Cole along with El Charrita Reynolds all dominated the women?s 400M in the preliminaries. Gilbert was able to finish with a time of 54.63 seconds, while Jackson and Cole finished at 57.32 and 57.41 seconds, respectively. Reynolds also posted a good mark with 57.53.
Tech?s squad also dominated the preliminaries of the women?s 60M with juniors Latonia Wilson and Lasadies McClain along with senior Donesha Spivey and sophomore Whitney Hobbs each qualifying for the finals. Wilson finished first with a time of 7.46 seconds, while Spivey finished at 7.47. Hobbs would finish with a mark of 7.67 while McClain came in at 7.69.
Junior Johnathan Holland burst through the men?s 60M with the conference?s best time at 6.83 seconds in the championships to qualify for the finals. Holland also qualified for the finals of the men?s 200M along with sophomore Kevin Johnson with times of 21.65 and 21.74.
Both juniors Sheldon Williams and Will Wade were able to qualify for the finals in the men?s 800M with times of 1:57.06 and 1:57.30 minutes, respectively, while junior Miriam Barnes qualified for the women?s 800M with a time of 2:16.15.
The championships will finish Saturday evening with the winners announced for men?s and women?s events with point totals. Results can be seen at www.wacsports.com.