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Golden Eagles Teams Score Nine Points Each on Opening Day of the Conference USA Outdoor Championship

Stephanie Ledgerwood turns in her best finish in the 10K at the C-USA Meet

Stephanie Ledgerwood turns in her best finish in the 10K at the C-USA Meet

May 12, 2012

Results

NEW ORLEANS, La. - Southern Miss' track and field teams scored nine points on the first day of competition at the 2012 Conference USA Outdoor Championship at Tad Gormley Stadium.

The Golden Eagles opened the meet by placing three performers in the top eight of the men's hammer throw in scoring nine points for the team. Suyi Georgewill led the trio with a third-place finish with a mark of 57.25 (187-10) on his second attempt. Napoleon Beniot placed seventh after recording a throw of 49.67 (162-11) in his final attempt. Robert Collingwood finished in eighth place when he recorded a mark of 49.20 (161-5) on his fifth throw in the competition.

On the women's, Petra Visic scored four points with her fifth-place finish in the hammer with a mark of 48.16m (158-0). Visic recorded the mark on her first throw.

Stephanie Ledgerwood concluded the day for the Golden Eagles as she raced her way to a personal-best and school record time of 35:47.52 in the 10,000 meters. Ledgerwood knocked off almost two minutes of her previous time.

The C-USA Meet continues Saturday at 11 a.m. with the completion of the heptathlon and decathlon. Field events get underway at 5 p.m. with the long jump while running events begin at 6 p.m. with the men's 1,500 meters.

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