Posted May 5, 2003 14:54:46
Tech track athlete wins award
Ruston - Louisiana Tech’s Chante Threets was named the Western Athletic Conference women’s Outdoor Track and Field Athlete of the Week on Monday.
Last weekend at the Tiger Twilight Classic held at Bernie Moore Track Stadium, Threets rewrote the Tech record books by breaking two individual school records (100 meters, 200 meters) and one team record (4x100 meter relay).
The senior from Grand Prairie, Texas, took first in the 200 meters with a time of 23.47 while she was second in the 100 meters with a time of 11.55.
Threets was also part of the 4x100-meter relay squad which took first with a regional qualifying mark of 45.45. The performance is the fastest showing by a WAC relay squad this season.
Additional nominees included Lindsey Dewey of Boise State, Brianna Houston of UTEP and Sarah Haskins of Tulsa.
Chante's brother, Billy, won the award last week.