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Golden Eagle Track and Field Teams Turn In Solid Performances at the Birmingham Invitational

Justin Sims recorded a personal-best time in the 60 meters

Justin Sims recorded a personal-best time in the 60 meters

Jan. 27, 2012

Complete Results


Tori Bowie


BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - The Golden Eagle track and field teams completed competition in the Birmingham Invitational and posted 14 top eight finishes, including five first-places.

Senior Tori Bowie captured the long jump crown with a jump of 6.16m (20-2.50), one-foot, 3.25 inches better than the next competitor. Ramon Crockett recorded a first-place finish with a jump of 7.23m (23-8.75) out of 18 competitors.

Justin Sims opened the 60 meter dash with a strong start and finish in posting a personal-best time of 6.71 to advance to the finals. Mario Spann ran the seventh fastest time in the heats while recording a time of 6.93 to advance to the finals as well. Sims got off to a strong start in the finals on his way to winning the 60-meters with a time of 6.73. Spann ran a time of 7.02 in the finals.

Randy McCoy and Courtland Wells ran times good enough to advance to the finals of the 60-meter hurdles. McCoy recorded the third fastest time of 8.24 while Wells ran a time of 8.54. In the final, McCoy recorded a time of 8.27 for ninth and Wells ran a time of 8.48.

Senior Julien Bousquet ran a personal-best time of 4:15.38 in the one-mile to finish third overall. Stephanie Ledgerwood shaved 11 seconds off her time in the one-mile after posting a personal-best time of 5:03.13 to finish fifth.

Jamal Young raced to a third-place finish overall after taking his heat with a time of 48.94 in the 400 meters. The time was a personal-best.

Tamarra Bowie was the top finisher in the triple jump, posting a mark of 11.75m (38-6.75). Jonathan Ruffin finished eight on the men's side with a jump of 13.25m (43-5.75).

The Eagles placed three in the top eight of the high jump led by Marcus Norwood and Courtland Wells who finished in a tie at second after posting a jump of 2.05 (6-8.75). Matt Blank was eighth with a jump of 1.85m (6-00.75).

Rachel Polk took first-place in the shot with a throw of 14.10m (46-3.25). On the men's side, Robert Collingwood was placed second with a throw of 16.72m (54-1.75) while brother Richard Collingwood was third with a mark of 15.34m (50-4).

Southern Miss returns to action on Feb. 3-4 when the Golden Eagles travel to South Bend, Ind., to participate in the Notre Dame Meyo Invitational.

Team Results
60M
Jamie White, 7.97
Tandra Patterson, 7.98
Brianna Rayfield, 8.15

200M Sarah Omotayo, 25.69 Jamie White, 26.71 Romesha Anderson Parker, 28.24

400M Ke'Airra Jones, 59.83 Paige Jones, 1:00.41

800M Krista Moylan, 2:22.14

One-Mile 5-Stephanie Ledgerwood, 5:03.13

Long Jump 1-Tori Bowie, 6.16m (20-2.50)

Triple Jump 1-Tamarra Bowie, 11.75m (38-6.75)

Shot 1-Rachel Polk, 14.10m (46-3.25)

Weight Throw Petra Visic, 14.88m (48-10) Cara Wells, 14.73m (48-4)

60M Justin Sims, 6.71 (prelim) 1-Justin Sims, 6.73 (F) Mario Spann, 6.93 (prelim) 11-Mario Spann, 7.02 Robert Collingwood, 7.77 (prelim)

200M Randy McCoy, 22.81 Ernest Taylor, 24.81

400m 3-Jamal Young, 48.94 Cameron Everson, 51.83 Morris Bevily, 54.32

800M John Caleb Grenn, 2:00.07

One-Mile 3-Julien Bousquet, 4:15.38

60M Hurdles Randy McCoy, 8.24 (prelim) 9-Randy McCoy, 8.27 (F) Courtland Wells, 8.54 (prelim) 13-Courtland Wells, 8.48 (F) Rashun Prince, 8.98 (prelim

4x400M Young-Bousquet-Grenn-Everson, 3:30.01

High Jump T2-Marcus Norwood, 2.05m (6-8.75) T2-Courtland Wells, 2.05m (6-8.75) 8-Matt Blank, 1.85m (6-00.75)

Long Jump 1-Ramon Crockett, 7.23m (23-8.75)

Triple Jump 8-Jonathan Ruffin, 13.25m (43-5.75)

Shot 2-Robert Collingwood, 16.50m (54-1.75) 3-Richard Collingwood, 15.34m (50-4)

 







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