Feb. 27, 2009
NAMPA, Idaho-- Louisiana Tech finished with three medals as the team finished its first day of the 2009 Indoor Western Athletic Conference Championships at the Idaho Center and Jackson Track in Nampa, Idaho.
After Tech's first day of competition the men's team sits in fourth place while the women are currently in eighth place. Last season the women ended the first day in seventh place and went on to win the conference championship.
"It's not about how many points you score on the first day," Louisiana Tech head coach Gary Stanley said. "Its really about how many athletes you have qualify to compete on the second day for the finals and we had a good number qualify."
Tech finished the first day with top three finishes in three events. Sophomore and Ruston native Larry Jones finished third in the shot put with a throw of 52' 4.50".
Sophomore Quatisha Williams brought home the silver medal in the long jump with a jump of 19'2.50".
Although sophomore Whitney Smith did not finish in the top three, she still earned the Techsters three points with a fourth place finish in the long jump with a jump of 17' 10.25".
The final medalists of the day for Tech came in the men's distance medley relay where the Bulldogs finished third with a time of 10:29.57.
Louisiana Tech had 26 athletes qualify for the finals of their respected events and will compete Saturday, the final day of competition.
Check back with www.latechsports.com for final results Saturday evening as the Lady Techsters are running for their fourth championship in five seasons.