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Monday, July 24, 2006

Tech commits double steal

Add one more gem for Louisiana Tech's high school recruiting this year. Along with Dennis Morris, the signing of Kamelia Stroy to a track scholarship gives the school the two steals of the year from this part of the state. In four years, we may be able to look back and say they were the steals of the state.
Stroy tore up girls track in Louisiana this year, and now she is taking her show nationwide.
At the USA Track and Field Region 6 meet in Nashville earlier this month, she won two events, the 200 and 400 meters. Her 400-meter time of 53.95 was the first in Louisiana under 54 seconds by a prepster, and it won the event by two seconds.
Think about how long a two-second win is in track. Count one-thousand one, one-thousand two. That's how much time elapsed before the second-place finisher crossed the finish line. That's ONCE around the track against some of the best high school girls in the South. It takes quite a bit of speed to create that much of a lead in just one lap.
If she continues to progress, Stroy will contend for NCAA honors for Tech before she graduates. Her best 400 would not have qualified for this year's NCAA final, but it would have beaten seven of the 28 runners in the prelims at the national meet.
And she isn't even a college freshman yet. Stroy will compete at the national meet in Baltimore, Md., this week.


Blogger Jimmy Watson said...

Kamelia makes a pretty good Stroy, doesn't she?

7:01 PM  
Blogger Roy Lang III said...

In four years, we may still say ... Tech has track?

12:59 AM  

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