April 4, 2009
RUSTON--The Louisiana Tech outdoor track and field team recorded five regional qualifiers at one of the nation's most prestigious meets this weekend, the Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays in Austin, Texas.
The five regional qualifiers from Tech were highlighted by the women's 4X400 relay team who finished fifth with a regional qualifying time of 3:35.14 ranking them in the top ten in the world. The team consisted of senior El Charrita Reynolds, junior Kamelia Stroy, junior Lashannda Worthy and sophomore Monique Wright.
"We had a huge performance out of our women's 4X400 team," head coach Gary Stanley said. "They finished fifth beating teams like Texas A&M and Illinois along with a number of other top teams. Our 3:35 time is in the top ten in the world. I'm very pleased with both our women's and men's teams and the way they performed on such a large stage this weekend."
Other regional qualifiers for the Techsters included Antoinette Cobb, who earned her regional qualifying mark in the 100m hurdles with a time of 13.85 seconds. Senior shot putter and school record holder Nadia Alexander recorded another regional qualifying mark on the year as she finished seventh in the shot put with a throw of 50' 3.25".
Regional qualifiers for the Bulldogs included sophomore Billy Walker whose 110m hurdle time of 14.28 seconds earned him a regional qualifying time. Also sophomore thrower Larry Jones continued his strong season as the Ruston native who earned WAC field athlete of the week last week had a regional qualifying throw for the third week in a row, throwing the discus 173' 1". Jones finished fourth in his section in the event.
The Louisiana Tech track and field team returns to action next weekend on April 11 as the team travels to Oxford, Miss. for the Ole Miss Invitational.