Yslas turns in another solid season for TTU
Posted By Sparta Live | May 29, 2013 12:00 am
For most of her years growing up, Lacy Yslas had always envisioned herself possibly playing basketball at the college level.
Upon completion of her high school days at White County High School in the spring of 2009, Yslas did head off to college to compete in sports except it wasn’t on a basketball court.
Yslas took up track during her junior year of high school. Little did she realize at that time, track and field would be the sport in which she would compete at college. She advanced to the state as a senior and finished fifth in the discus.
Yslas, now a senior, at Tennessee Tech, just completed her third year of competition at the college level. She took a medical redshirt in 2010-11 due to an ankle injury.
During her college career, Yslas has thrown in four different events. She now throws not only the discus and shot put, but also the javelin and the weight throw (indoor).
She is in the top five all-time at Tennessee Tech in two different events. She is fourth all time in the discus with a throw of 136’10” during the OVC Championships in 2010. Her javelin throw of 108’11” during the OVC in 2012 ranks her fifth all time in that event.
This season her best discus throw was in April at Western Kentucky and that throw was 131’9”.
During an indoor meet at Southern Illinois this season, Yslas set a career best throw of 38’6.25” in the shot put.
The following are Yslas’ career best throws in each event:
Shot Put 38’6.25” SIU-2013
Weight Throw 39’7.25” OVC 2010
Javelin 108’11” OVC 2012
Discus 136’10” OVC 2010
Shot Put 36’11” Vandy 2010
Even though Yslas is already classified as a senior, she has one year of eligibility remaining after taking a redshirt year.
TTU track and field coach, Tony Cox, commented on Yslas, “ “Lacy is a great young lady, and a pleasure to work with. She works hard on the track, in the weight room, and in the classroom. Lacy has become a team leader during her time at Tennessee Tech. She is well respected by her teammates and coach. Her goal is to break a couple of school records while she is here, and I’m confident she will do that next year.”