Southern Miss Golden Eagle Track Team Post Top Performances at the Alabama Relays
- The Southern Miss men's and women's outdoor track and field teams broke several long-standing records with top performances at the Alabama Relays over the weekend.
No school records were broken by the Golden Eagles, but sophomore Cedric Norman highlighted the Golden Eagle performers, finishing third in the high jump with a jump of 7'0.25", the first 7-foot high jumper since Kelston Williams (1993-96). Bryan Bruner continued his stellar performances, taking third in the shot put with a toss of 54'8". He also finished ninth in the discus with a throw of 155'8". Marvin Lucas finished 10th in the long jump with a leap of 23'3.25" and teammate Norman was 13th with a jump of 23'2".
In the running events, two long-standing Lady Eagle records fell during the compeition at the Alabama Relays. Keri White eighth in the 10,000 meters, but broke a nine-year old record when she posted a time of 39:04.69, bettering the record by 12 seconds. Janet Rono broke the 1,500-meter record with a time of 4:35.69, breaking the old record by four seconds and finishing second. Tamara Dayes continued her assault on the field event records, breaking her own record in the hammer with a toss of 155'4", she set last season. On the day, Dayes posted a fourth-place finish in the shot put with a throw of 44'9" and a fifth-place finish in the discus with a throw of 142'11".
Other Lady Eagles with outstanding performances, included Prudence Reid, who posted a time of 24.30 in the 200 meters, taking seventh place out of 76 runners. Jessica Crump posted a time of 2:15.62 in the 800 meters for 13th place and Oby Amadi had a time of 2:18.35 for 25th. Kate Juedes took fourth in the high jump with a jump of 5'7", a season-best. Sabrina Norwood finished tied for seventh with a jump of 5'5". Emilie Taylor finished second in the javelin with a throw of 126'10", a season-best.
In the relays, the Lady Eagles finished seventh in the 4x100-meter relay with a time of 46.92, and took third in the 4x200-meter relay with a time of 1:38.15.
Southern Miss will compete in the Tulane Invitational, April 6.