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Track and Field with Solid Outing at the Mississippi Open

Cara Wells

Cara Wells

April 15, 2012

Complete Results

OXFORD, Miss. - Three Southern Miss track and field athletes registered career-best marks at the Mississippi Open on Saturday at the Ole Miss Track and Field Complex.

Tori Bowie led the Golden Eagles with a first-place finish in the 100 meters, recording a career-best time of 11.38. Her previous best was 11.72 and her first outdoor victory in the event. Bowie then recorded a second-place finish in the long jump.

Cara Wells recorded a career best mark in the hammer with a throw of 50.63m (166-1), finishing second to go with a fourth-place in the discus with a mark of 43.60m (143-0). Petra Visic was third in the hammer with a throw of 50.58m (165-11).

Ganna Demydova recorded a first-place win in the triple jump as she competed in her first outdoor meet of the season. Demydova posted a mark of 13.35m (43-9.75). Ke'Airra Jones and Tamarra Bowie finished fourth and fifth, respectively, with marks of 12.35m (40-6.25) and 12.11m (39-8.75).

Rachel Polk claimed a second-place in the discus with a throw of 48.46m (159-0).

Marcus Norwood was one of three Golden Eagles placing in the top eight in the high jump. Norwood was second with a jump of 2.03m (6-8) while Courtland Wells was sixth with a jump of 1.98m (6-6) and Matt Blank was eighth with a mark of 1.88m (6-2).

Richard Collingwood posted a career-best and school record mark in the discus with a throw of 52.47m (172-2) and placed second. Suyi Georgewill was fourth with a season-best throw of 50.25m (164-10). Robert Collingwood recorded a throw of 17.04m (55-11) for second-place. Richard was fifth with a throw of 16.02m (52-6.75). Georgewill also finished fourth in the hammer with a throw of 54.48m (179-1).

The teams will travel to the LSU Alumni Gold on April 21.

Southern Miss Performances
100m
1 - Tori Bowie, 11.38
Brianna Rayfield, 12.33

200m Brianna Rayfield, 25.55 Sarah Omotayo, 25.97

400m Ashley Bowler, 1:05.96

800m Jocelyn Lockhart, 2:19.64

1,500m Jocelyn Lockhart, 4:47.04

100m Hurdles Sarah Omotayo, 14.67

Long Jump 2 - Tori Bowie, 6.28m (20-7.25)

Triple Jump 1 - Ganna Demydova, 13.35m (43-9.75) 4 - Ke'Airra Jones, 12.35m (40-6.25) 5 - Tamarra Bowie, 12.11m (39-8.75)

Discus 2 - Rachel Polk, 48.46m (159-0) 4 - Cara Wells, 43.60m (143-0)

Hammer 2 - Cara Wells, 50.63m (166-1) 3 - Petra Visic, 50.58m (165-11)

100m Randy McCoy, 11.19 Mario Spann, 12.45

400m Cameron Everson, 50.04 Jamal Young, 51.05

800m Ethan Hoff, 2:02.85

1,500m Ethan Hoff, 4:13.02

High Jump 2 - Marcus Norwood, 2.03m (6-8) 6 - Courtland Wells, 1.98m (6-6) 8 - Matt Blank, 1.88m (6-2)

Triple Jump Jonathan Ruffin, 13.02m (42-8.75)

Shot 2 - Robert Collingwood, 17.04m (55-11) 5 - Richard Collingwood, 16.02m (52-6.75)

Discus 2 - Richard Collingwood, 52.47m (172-2) 4 - Suyi Georgewill, 50.25m (164-10)

Hammer 4 - Suyi Georgewill, 54.58m (179-1)

 







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