Jan. 14, 2007
BATON ROUGE, La. -- -
The Southern Miss men's and women's indoor track and field team opened the 2007 season, competing at the LSU Purple Tiger Indoor Invitational on Saturday.
Senior Tanika Liburd started her senior season off, posting a first-place finish in the long jump championship with a jump of 20'3.50". She also posted a time of 7.57 in the 60-meter dash, finishing sixth.
Newcomer Ashley May finished first in the long jump with a jump of 18'8.50" with teammate Ashley Reyer finishing third with a jump of 18'0.25". Aaliyah Shareef was second in the triple jump with a mark of 40'2", while May was third with a jump of 39'1". May also recorded a time of 7.95 in the 60-meter dash.
Tori Wells ran a 7.73 in the 60-meter dash and followed that with a time of 26.95 in the 200 meters. Karla Thurmond ran a time of 26.1 in the 200 meters, finishing sixth overall.
Jamaka Wall placed second in the 400 meters with a time of 1:01.56 with Kristen Richards at fourth-place with a time of 1:01.91 and Terria Wheeler ran a time of 1:04.70 for eight-place
Jemarie Alcordo was third in the one-mile run with a time of 5:34.94. Cheris Fletcher ran a 2:36.72 in the 800 meters, finishing fourth while teammate Kenika Weaver was eighth with a time of 2:43.39. Ronna Sandoval ran a time of 11:13.29 in the 3,000 meters.
Reyer was the Golden Eagles' top finisher in the 60-meter hurdles, posting a time of 8.99 for a sixth-place finish. Lauren Reeves ran a time of 9.75. Reyer also finished third in the high jump with a jump of 5'2.25". Simona Costache posted a mark of 36'9.75" in the triple jump.
The 4x400-meter relay team recorded a time of 4:03.52, finishing seventh. The `B' team ran a time of 4:12.11.
Suesanna Williams had a throw of 41'3.25" in the shot put to finish eighth and followed that with a throw of 48'6.75" in the weight throw.
Jeremy Crowell posted the team's best time at 7.27 in the 60-meter, Devan House ran a time of 7.43, Frederick Baldwin ran 7.53, Mario King ran 7.79 and Hunter Adkins ran a time of 8.09. Crowell also ran a time of 23.99 in the 200 meters.
Cornelius Duncan finished first in the 400-meter dash with a time of 49.01, Cordell Kinn ran a time of 51.66 and Derrick Collins ran 54.83.
Marvin Pinnock was placed fourth in the 800 meters with a time of 2:05.16. Vincent Tanui finished sixth in the 3,000 meters with a time of 8:37.77. Baldwin also ran a time of 8.63 in the 60-meter hurdles and Leonard posted a time of 8.81.
The 4x400-meter relay team ran a time of 3:28.62, finishing eighth.
Ahmed Abdelzaher finished second in the high jump with a height of 6'10.75". McLeggon posted a jump of 20'6.25" in the long jump.
Southern Miss teams compete in the MTSU Invitational, Jan. 20.