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Track set to shine at conference tournament

May 3, 2012

 

DEREK AMAYA
Sports Reporter

 

After realizing the indoor season did not end as anticipated, the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs’ track and field team is looking to end their outdoor season  with a good showing in the Western Athletic Conference Tournament.

 

Associate head coach Shawn Jackson said the indoor conference tournament was an awakening for the team and  the experience the team gained will help out this time around.

 

“Every meet we have competed in has led to this,” he said. “All of our motivation will now be focused on this meet and we’re going to stay competitive in the conference.”

 

Louisiana Tech ended the 2012 outdoor regular season winning seven event wins at the Golden Eagle Classic last weekend.

 

The WAC Tournament will be the season’s conclusion for some of the athletes.

 

“We have to get everybody to compete to his or her ability,” Jackson said. “Those who are freshman are not freshman anymore since they have only a few weeks left of the year. We have prepared the whole season for this.”

 

Jackson also said the focus needs to stay on their own team rather than worrying about other competitors.

 

“Players to watch our own athletes,” he said. “On the girl’s side, there is Chelsea Hayes, who is a national type athlete. On the men’s side, Trey Hadnot is healthy and ready to compete. As far as who are we competing against, we like to stay focused on our task at hand.”

 

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