Tech Track and Field Completes First Day at Drake/Penn Relays

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".

The men's distance medley relay team of Alwayne Green, Wade MaGaha, Jermaine Morris and Matt Wolfe finished 18th with a time of 10:00.84.

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 team of Antoinette Cobb, Quanisha Sales, Monique Wright and Nancy Shelton finished with a time of 1:36.44.

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.



Competition in Philadelphia, Pa. and Des Moines, Iowa resumes on Saturday.

Penn Relays
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)

Drake Relays
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

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