Golden Eagle Indoor Teams Compete At The Houston Indoor Invitational
The Southern Miss mens and womens indoor track teams competed in the Houston Indoor Invitational in the Yoeman Field House, Saturday.
Both Golden Eagle teams recorded several improved performances and marks. Shane Brandford recorded a time of 7.03 in the 60-meter dash. Durran Dunn finished eighth in the 200 meters with a time of 22.59. Matthew Cheruiyot finished sixth in the 3,000 meters with a time of 8:44.34.
In field events, Michael Hardrick finished tied for sixth in the high jump with a height of 65. Matt Fant posted a season-best height in the pole vault at 157. Steve Griffin took fifth in the B long jump at 223. Marvin Lucas posted his best jump in the long jump with a jump of 235.25 this season. Cedric Norman finished sixth in the triple jump with a jump of 474.25.
Several Lady Eagles showed improvements in times and marks several events as well. Prudence Reid posted a season-best time in the 60-meter dash, 7.57, advancing to the finals. Angela Johnson advanced to the finals with a season-best time of 7.84 in the 60-meter dash as well. Johnson followed that performance with a season-best time of 25.88 in the 200 meters. Jessica Crump posted a time of 2:18.03 in the 800 meters, finishing ninth. Alisha Edwards ran an improved time of 2:29.48. Keri White finished third in the 5,000 meters with a time of 19:14.23.
In field events, Kate Juedes finished eighth in the high jump with a jump of 55.75. Sabrina Norwood turned in a height of 53.75, just missing a top 10 finish. Angela Johnson took first-place in the B long jump in the with a jump of 187.75. Shannon Weaver finished fifth with a jump of 180.25.
Both teams will compete in the Middle Tennessee State Indoor Invitational, Feb. 15.