Track and Field Teams Turn in 18 Top 10 Finishes at the Alabama Relays

March 28, 2011

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. - The Southern Miss track and field teams wrapped up competition at the Alabama Relays, posting 18 top 10 finishes in the running and field events.

The weekend was highlighted by the two performances of Kyle Smith and Tamarra Bowie. Smith registered the top mark in the javelin with a throw of 66.42m (217-11). Bowie claimed the triple jump title with a jump of 11.76m (38-7).

"We made the decision to rest some of our top kids and I felt like we performed well as a team despite singular off a hard week of practice," Coach Kevin Stephen said. "We had two event winners and 18 top 10 finishers with one school record doing down. Look for us to be rested and perform strongly with a full contingent at Auburn."

Stephanie Ledgerwood posted a time of 37:44.27 in the 10,000 meters to finish second. Two Golden Eagles finished in the top six in the steeplechase as Zuna Portillo ran a time of 11:10.52 for fourth place and Krista Moylan was sixth with a time of 11:32.27.

Rachel Polk claimed sixth-place in the shot with a throw of 13.83m (45-4.50). Jessica Bussey was fourth in the javelin with a toss of 39.50m (129-7).

Marcus Norwood finished second in the high with a mark of 2.03m (6-8). Robert Collingwood was second in the shot with a throw of 17.06m (55-11.75) while Richard Collingwood was seventh with a throw of 14.74m (48-4.50).

Suyi Georgewill placed second in the hammer with a mark of 55.79m (183-0) and Napoleon Benoit finished seventh with a throw of 45.01m (147-8). Ethan Rich placed third in the javelin with a throw of 55.61m (182-5).

The Golden Eagles will compete in the Tiger Track Classic at Auburn, April 1-2.

Alabama Relays - Southern Miss Results
7.  Brianna Rayfield 12.20
16. Paige Jones 12.58

200m 32. Anniyra Wilson 26.26 47. Earniece McLin 27.42

800m 9. Jocelyn Lockhart 2:17.74

5,000m 28. Kara Moylan 20:28.85

10,000m 2. Stephanie Ledgerwood 37:44.27

3,000m steeple 4. Zuna Portillo 11:10.52 6. Krista Moylan 11:32.27

4x100m 7. 48.33

4x200m 3. 1:39.32

Triple Jump 1 Tamarra Bowie 11.76m (38-7)

Shot 6. Rachel Polk 13.83m (45-4.50)

Discus 13. Cara Wells 41.76m (137.0) 16. Rachel Polk 39.79m (130-6) 23. Candace Burgard 32.29m (105-11)

Hammer 16. Cara Wells 43.92m (144-1)

Javelin 4. Jessica Bussey 39.50m (129-7) 11. Candace Burgard 30.72m (100-9)

Men's 100m 32. Mario Spann 11.73

400m 25. Julien Bousquet 52.17

800m 9. Julien Bousquet 1:54.73

High Jump 2. Marcus Norwood 2.03m (6-8)

Shot 2. Robert Collingwood 17.06m (55-11.75) 7. Richard Collingwood 14.74m (48-4.50)

Discus 10. Richard Collingwood 40.22m (131-11) 13. Robert Collingwood 37.74m (123-10)

Hammer 3. Suyi Georgewill 55.79m (183-0) 7. Napoleon Benoit 45.01m (147-8)

Javelin 1. Kyle Smith 66.42m (217-11) 3. Ethan Rich 55.61m (182-5)


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