Track & Field

Trey Hadnot, Chelsea Hayes Named WAC Athletes of the Week

Jan. 31, 2012

DENVER - Louisiana Tech sprinter Trey Hadnot (men's track) and jumper Chelsea Hayes (women's field) have been named the WAC Athletes of the Week.

Hadnot, a sophomore from Ruston, La. (Ruston HS), set a new school record in the 200-meter dash last weekend at the Arkansas State Invitational. His time of 21.04 topped Al Fullwood's time of 21.25 set in 2010. Hadnot leads the WAC by over half a second and his time currently ranks sixth in the nation. The 200-meters is Hadnot's specialty, as he competed for Team USA at last year's Pan American Junior Championships, claiming the bronze medal for the Americans.

Hayes, a senior from New Orleans, La. (Butler County CC), set a new school record in the long jump last weekend at the Arkansas State Invitational with a mark of 20-11.25 (6.38m). That is the second-best mark in the nation this year and leads the Western Athletic Conference by more than a foot and a half. It is almost two full feet better than any non-Louisiana Tech jumper in the conference. Hayes also set a school record to win the 55-meter dash (6.91), in addition to victories in the 200-meters (23.76) and as the second leg of the winning 4x400-meter relay team. She holds the fastest time in the WAC in four different distances.

Tech returns to action on Feb. 11-12 when the team competes at the Tyson Invitational in Fayetteville, Ark.

For complete coverage of Tech Track and Field, please visit the official home of Louisiana Tech Athletics at LATechSports.com.

Print Friendly Version