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Golden Eagles Track and Field Teams Post 14 Top Eight Finishes

Robeert Collingwood
April 6, 2014

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AUBURN, Ala. - The Southern Miss track and field teams posted 14 top eight finishes including one event champion at the Auburn Tiger Track Classic on Friday and Saturday.

Robert Collingwood highlighted the weekend with a first-place finish in the shot with a throw of 17.91m (58-9.25). Richard Collingwood placed third in the same event with a throw of 16.77m (55-00.25).

Ethan Rich placed third in the javelin with a throw of 60.48m (198-5) while Richard Collingwood placed seventh in the discus with a throw of 49.79m (166-2).

Kenton Sams placed fifth in the high jump with a mark of 2.02m (6.7.50) with Courtland Wells placing in a tie for sixth with a jump of 1.97m (6-5.50).

Elbert Rogers ran a time of 47.56 in the 400 meters to finish fifth.

Rachel Polk recorded a throw of 14.73m (48-4) in the shot to place third. Kayla Taylor was sixth in the discus with a throw of 46.25m (151-9).

Felice Johnson ran a time of 4:45.27 in the 1,500 meters to place fourth while Dana Dillistone placed seventh with a time of 4:48.87. Katie Canavin was fifth in the 5,000 meters with a time of 18:13.96.

The 4x1 relay team (LaSpencia Brown-Adriana Allen-Paige Jones-Jazmyne Gilliam) ran a time of 47.90 to finish sixth.

The men's 4x1 team (Jamar Sims-Randy McCoy-Trevor Campbell-Derrick Johnson) placed seventh with a time of 42.53.

The teams travel to Alabama on April 11 for the Border War Meet.

Auburn Tiger Track Classic
 Event Individual Time/Distance
 100M Jazmyne Gilliam 12.25
  LaSpencia Brown 12.61
  Adriana Allen 12.61
  Paige Jones 12.64
 200M Adriana Allen 25.30
  Jazmyne Gilliam 25.43
  Paige Jones 25.58
 1,500M (4) Felice Johnson 4:45.27
  (7) Dana Dillistone 4:48.87
 5,000M (5) Katie Canavin 18:13.96
 4x100 Relay (6) Brown-Allen-Jones-Gilliam 47.90
 Long Jump Taira Carney 5.31m (17-5.25)
  Jazmyne Gillima 4.90m (16-1)
  Sharday Branch 4.69m (15-4.75)
 Shot Put (3) Rachel Polk 14.73m (48-4)
  Kayla Taylor 12.36m (40-6.75)
  Ashley Bowler 7.05m (23-1.75)
 Discus (6) Kayla Taylor 46.25m (151-9)
  Rachel Polk 41.86m (137-4)
 Javelin Ashley Grillot 31.90m (104-8)
 Event Individual Time/Distance
 100M Timothy Palmer 11.40
 200M Jamar Sims 22.94
 400M (5) Elbert Rogers 47.56
  Derrick Johnson 49.07
  Jamad Smith 50.14
 110M Hurdles Randy McCoy 14.73
  Trevor Campbell 15.20
  Courtland Wells 15.20
 400M Hurdles Kahlil Frazier 54.18
 4x100 Relay (7) Sims-McCoy-Campbell-Johnson 42.53
 4x400 Relay Smith-Johnson-Campbell-Rogers 3:18.11
 High Jump (5) Kenton Sams 2.02m (6-7.50)
  (T6) Courtland Wells 1.97m (6-5.50)
 Long Jump Jamar Sims 6.79m (22-3.50)
  Jonathan Ruffin 5.78m (18-11.75)
 Triple Jump Christopher Monroe 14.51m (47-7.25)
  Jonathan Ruffin 13.70m (44-11.50)
 Shot Put (1) Robert Collingwood 17.91m (58-9.25)
  (3) Richard Collingwood 16.77m (55-00.25)
 Discus (7) Richard Collingwood 49.79m (166-2)
 Javelin (3) Ethan Rich 60.48m (198-5)

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