April 23, 2010
PHILADELPHIA, Pa. - Louisiana Tech's showing at the Penn Relays on Friday was highlighted by senior Phelecia Reynolds second place finish in the women's discus.
With Reynolds' heave of 171'8", she set a season best mark, shattering her previous best by eight feet.
Junior Larry Jones placed fifth in the men's discus championship with a toss of 172'3".
Tech's lone competitor on Thursday was Micarra Vassell. The freshman finished 12th in the women's shot put with a toss of 44'2.5" and 14th in the women's college discus with a throw of 135'2".
DES MOINES, Iowa - Louisiana Tech's women's 4x200m relay team ran a season-best time and placed third in the university division on Friday at the Drake Relays.
The Lady Techster's 4x100m relay team of Nancy Shelton, Quanisha Sales, Rakeisha Green and Chasidee Lewis-Baker qualified for the finals on Saturday in a time of 45.71. They finished third in Friday's preliminary heat.
In other preliminaries, Jesseka Jones tied her personal record in the 100m hurdles with a time of 13.92. He qualified for Saturday's final with a seventh place finish. In the 110m hurdle prelims, Billy Ray Walker qualified for the finals with an eighth place finish and a time of 14.38.
Women's College Shot Put
12 Micarra Vassell 13.47m (44-2.5)
Women's College Discus
14 Micarra Vassell 41.22m (135-2)
Women's College Discus Championship
2 Phelecia Reynolds 51.88m (171-8) (Season Best)
Men's College Discus Championship
5 Larry Jones 52.52m (172-3)
Men's College DMR
18 Green, MaGaha, Morris, Wolfe 10:00.84 (PR)
Women's University 4x100m Relay (Preliminaries)
3 Shelton, Sales, Green, Lewis-Baker 45.71
Women's University/College 100m Hurdles (Preliminaries)
7 Jesseka Jones 13.92 (Tied PR)
Women's University 4x200m Relay
3 Cobb, Sales, Wright, Shelton 1:36.44 (Season Best)
Men's University/College 110M Hurdle (Preliminaries)
8 Billy Ray Walker 14.38