Track & Field preps for Golden Eagle Classic Sunday

April 26, 2012


Associate Sports Editor


As the conference championship is right around the corner, the Tech track and field squad will warm up at the Golden Eagle Classic Saturday at Southern Miss.


With a winning season coming to an end, sophomore sprinter Trey Hadnot said he is focusing on the Western Athletic Conference Championships and advancing on to the NCAA Outdoor Championships. Hadnot is still an underclassman, but his results would not show it.


After suffering a mild pull on his hamstring, he will most likely have to rest his body for the important meets. Hadnot said he looks forward to seeing some of his teammates succeed at the Golden Eagle Classic and represent Tech.


“As of right now I’m suffering a hamstring injury, but my teammates are going to hold it down,” Hadnot said. “We’re all taking each tournament and preparing for the WAC.”


The Techsters came up big at the Southeastern Invitational last weekend. These ladies recorded 18 top-five finishes and five event wins.


Senior Chelsea Hayes continued to impress as she won the long jump with a jump of 21-9 (6.63m).


The 4x400m relay team of sophomore Taneka Henderson, sophomore Aldresha Bailey, freshman Reyna Anderson and freshman Diamond Every also won in the event.


The men excelled as well, with freshman Joshua Cox winning the javelin and freshman Noah Riche placing third. Sophomore Kendall Hayes placed first in the hurdles and senior Alwayne Green won the 800m run with junior Jermaine Morris finishing second.


Hadnot did not compete last weekend in the LSU Alumni Gold meet, but said he had faith in his teammates to do their part.


“I tell my teammates to work hard in practice and it will show on the track,” he said. “You have to take care of your body and you will perform well.”


After a big showing, Tech is going into the weekend Classic with big expectations.


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