Techster Bowling Impresses in Track Kat Klash

Elizabeth Eldredge
 
Elizabeth Eldredge
 
The Louisiana Tech Bowling team recently finished up a weekend full of competition as they battled some of the nation's top teams at the Track Kat Klash in Huntsville, Texas, eventually finishing the tournament ranked eighth in a field of 16 teams.

Head coach Jerry Miles and his Lady Techsters faced off against seven of the Top 20-ranked teams in the nation, and finished the first day of competition ranked No. 11 in the field, but a strong performance by Tech Saturday would rank them eighth in the final standings for the tournament.

"I would like to congratulate all of the ladies on a great weekend and tournament," Miles said. "Finishing in the top half of such a tremendous field is a great accomplishment, especially when playing against some of the best and well-prepared teams the NCAA has to offer."

With notable wins over No. 17 Prairie View A&M, Monmouth, Texas Southern and in-state foe Grambling State in team competition on the second day, LA Tech saw several spectacular individual performances over the course of the weekend.

In the Sam Houston State-hosted tournament, Elizabeth Eldredge was named to the all-tournament team after averaging a score of 218 for the three day event, ranking her third among all bowlers in competition.

Four Techsters ranked in the Top 50 individual bowlers for the tournament including Edredge, Kay Rawls, Kayla Ghersini and Nichole Wilson.

Tech also received outstanding performances from Caitlin Craighead, Jessica McCusker and Miranda Clark in the Baker matches, each recording multiple 180-plus games.

"All in all, I was very proud of the way the ladies performed this past weekend and also with the intensity and perseverance they exhibited during their performance," Miles said. "With time, patience and vigilance, this team will be a team to reckon with in the very near future."

Tech will take a winter break before resuming tournament play at the Mid-Winter Classic Jan. 11-13 in Jonesboro, Ark.

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