Track and Field Results from the Alabama Relays
Junior Hope Sinclair highlighted the weekend with her performance in the heptathlon. She finished second overall with 5,290 points, good enough for an NCAA provisional qualifying mark. Out of the seven events, Sinclair had one first place finish, four second place finishes, and one third place finish.
Yolanda Johnson lowered her time in the 200 meters to 25.22. S'Dori Sims ran a season best 59.04 in the 400 meters, and Jessica Crump ran a 2:12.95 in the 800 meters.
Sabrina Norwood improved her high jump performance with a jump of 5'5", and Sandra Allen improved her long jump performance with a jump of 19'5.25". Tamara Dayes set a new school record in the hammer with a toss of 144'4", and the 1,600-meter sprint medley relay team (Prudence Reid, Nikki Montgomery, Hope Sinclair, Oby Amadi) finished eighth with a time of 4:06.04.
"We had a good weekend," Head Coach Wayne Williams said. "A lot of athletes performed well. We had several step up and show some character this weekend after we suffered some injuries. We had three or four runners who had to keep running because of those injuries. Overall, they all stepped up their performances, and we are proud of what they did."
Senior hurdler Wenston Riley posted his second NCAA provisional qualifying mark in the hurdles with a time of 13.77 and finished second out of 55 hurdlers. Riley also lowered his time in the 200 meters to 21.82.
Emmanual Osabutey finished fourth in the long jump with a leap of 24'7.25" and ran a 10.81 in the 100 meters. George Daley improved his time in the 400 meters and the 400-meter hurdles with times of 49.97 and 53.29, respectively.
Bryan Bruner finished sixth in the shot put with a toss of 53'10.25". Dywon Pullins improved his triple jump performance with a jump of 49'11.25". The 4x100-meter relay team (Neimiah Williams, Emmanuel Osabutey, Kenny Johnson, Wenston Riley) finished sixth with a time of 41.15.
Southern Miss' next meet is scheduled for April 7, at the Tulane Invitational.
Allen took first-place in the long jump with a jump of 19'0.50". Nikki