Southern Miss Teams Perform Well at The Alabama Relays
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- The Southern Miss men's and women's track and field teams continued to show improvement on the young season, competing in the second day at the Alabama Relays, Saturday.
Several Golden Eagles posted some outstanding marks in the competition, led by two newcomers, Conrad Chanove and Jeb Meschke, in the javelin. Chanove registered a distance of 198'7" in the javelin for a second-place finish and Meschke finished fifth with a toss of 192'3". Marvin Lucas had a jump of 23'10.25" in the long jump for third place and Cedric Norman finished eighth with a jump of 22'8.50".
Marvin Williams posted a time of 49.70 in the 400 meters, while Steve Griffin recorded a time of 57.47 in the 400 meter hurdles. Marcus Polk ran a 21.72 in the 200 meters with Durran Dunn finishing with a time of 21.93. Polk also turned a time of 10.89 in the 100 meters. Matthew Cheruiyot took finished third in the 5,000 meters with a time of 14:50.51.
The Lady Eagles were not to be out done. Krista Miller finished first in the high jump, jumping 5'7", followed by her teammate, Sabrina Norwood who finished second with a height of 5'5". Kate Juedes was seventh with a height of 5'3".
Angela Johnson ran a season-best 12.01 in the 100 meters, finishing fifth overall. S'Dori Sims turned a time of 57.32 in the 400 meters, while Shannon Weaver ran a time of 1:00.93. Kasey House posted a time of 25.60 in the 200 meters. Karen Tankersley and Tomeka Shaffer registered a time of 5:07.58 and 5:27.54, respectively, in the 1,500 meters. Jocelyn Young ran a 1:07.53 in the 400 meter hurdles. Jessica Crump finished 11th in the 800 meters with a time of 2:15.71, while Alisha Edwards turned in a time of 2:21.60. Keri White registered a time of 18:42.41 in the 5,000 meters.
Competition continues through Sunday, highlighted by the men's high jump and the relays.