Updated Mar 30, 2005 10:08:36
Track and Field Prominent in National Rankings
RUSTON, La. – Louisiana Tech’s women’s 1,600-meter relay team and sprinter Johnathan Holland are both ranked in the top-ten early in the outdoor season by www.trackshark.com.
The Lady Techsters relay team comes in at No. 2 after clocking a 3:35.34 at the LSU Relays last weekend. The team of Doria Appleberry, Nine Gilbert, Latonia Wilson and Krystal Cole are coming off a Western Athletic Conference indoor championship and ended the indoor season ranked No. 13.
LSU is the top-ranked 1,600-meter relay team.
Holland posted a 10.47 in the 100 meters last weekend, which gives him the 8th fastest time in the country. Holland will not compete in track again until mid-April since he is a member of the Tech football team that began spring practice on Monday.
Doria Appleberry is also ranked in the top-ten in the 100-meter hurdles are winning the LSU relays with a time of 13.57 on Saturday.
There are also numerous other Tech track and field athletes ranked outside of the top-ten.
Javelin thrower Brenda-Grace Hunt is ranked 13th, Shandra Freeman is rated No. 14 in the women’s 100 meters with the 400-meter relay tabbed No. 15.
Shaterika Allen is ranked No. 17 in the women’s shot put, Jason Morgan No. 16 in the discus while Bejide Williams (15th) and Donesha Spivey (19th) are ranked in the long jump. Williams is coming off a WAC indoor title and an indoor all-American honor.
Tech returns to action at the Bulldogs Relays hosted by Mississippi State on Saturday.