BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - Southern Miss men's and women's indoor track and field teams opened the 2014 season Saturday at the Auburn Indoor Invitational held at the Birmingham CrossPlex.
Junior Randy McCoy ran a school record time of 7.84 in placing third in the 60-meter hurdles, breaking the 13-year old record set by Southern Miss Hall of Famer Wenston Riley. McCoy ran a time of 7.89 in the preliminary round.
Kayla Taylor placed eighth in the shot put with a throw of 12.95m (42-6).
Courtland Wells placed seventh in the high jump after posting a mark of 2.04m (6-8.25)
Jamar Sims placed sixth in the long jump with a jump of 6.79m (22-3.50) while Christopher Monroe claimed fifth in the triple jump with a mark of 14.74m (48-4.50) and Jonathan Ruffin was seventh with a mark of 13.17m (43-2.50).
Southern Miss returns to action on Jan. 30 when the Golden Eagles host their own meet, KMS Invitational, in the Birmingham CrossPlex.
|Southern Miss Performances|
|Women||Long Jump||Sharday Branch||5.05m (16-7)|
|Taira Carney||4.78m (15-8.25)|
|Jazmyne Gilliam||4.59m (15-00.75)|
|Women||Shot Put||Kayla Taylor||(8) 12.95m (42-6)|
|Ashley Grillot||7.22 (23-8.25)|
|Men||60M||Jamar Sims||7.26||Men||200M||Derrick Johnson||22.37|
|Men||60M Hurdles||Randy McCoy||3rd/7.84|
|Derrick Johnson (A)||3:22.78|
|Preston Bell (B)||3:34.64|
|Men||High Jump||Courtland Wells||7th/2.04m (6-8.25)|
|Kenton Sams||1.94m (6-4.25)|
|Men||Long Jump||Jamar Sims||6th/6.79m (22-3.50)|
|Men||Triple Jump||Christopher Monroe||5th/14.74m (48-4.50)|
|Jonathan Ruffin||7th/13.17m (43-2.50)|
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