April 25, 2009
DES MOINES--Louisiana Tech's women's 4X400 relay team highlighted the final day of competition at the Drake Relays this weekend with a second place finish.
The 4X400 team consisting of El Charrita Reynolds, Kamelia Stroy, Lashannda Worthy and Monique Wright finished second in the event with a time of 3:36.55, a regional qualifying mark. The mark also put the relay team ahead of top teams such as Arkansas, Baylor, Ole Miss, Ohio State, Michigan and Illinois.
"I think this is the best Relays showing we have ever had here at Tech," Louisiana Tech head coach Gary Stanley said. "We had a Penn Relays champion in Nadia Alexander, a Drake Relays champion in our women's 4X200, a second place relay team and a fifth place. I'm extremely proud of the way we ran this weekend and excited about our results."
Joining the theme of impressive relay results, Tech's women's 4X100 team of Chasidee Lewis-Baker, Stacia Hanneman, Worthy and Wright also had a top five finish with a fifth place finish and a regional qualifying time of 45.69 seconds. Lewis-Baker and Hanneman were both a part of Tech's 4X200 Drake Relays Champion team while Worthy and Wright were both on the second place 4X400 team respectively.
Not competing on a relay team, but still turning in an impressive performance was Antoinette Cobb who finished fourth in the 100m hurdles with a regional qualifying time of 13.64 seconds.