Track Teams Heading in Right Direction
improvements at the Tulane Invitational, Saturday, at Tad Gormley Stadium.
Golden Eagle field events highlighted the performances with Emmanuel Osabutey
and Cedric Norman, placing first and second, respectively, in the long jump.
Osabutey jumped a personal best 25'0", while Norman jumped 23'6". Wenston
Riley finished first in the 110-meter hurdles with a time of 13.96. Bryan
Bruner took first place in the shot put with a toss of 51'11.75". Norman
finished second in the high jump at 6'6.75".
The Golden Eagle sprinters turned in improved times across the board.
Osabutey posted a time of 10.66 in the 100 meters and finished third. Riley
finished fifth with a time of 10.76, and Norman finished seventh with a time
of 10.87. Riley turned in a time of 21.66 in the 200 meters and finished
fifth. Isaac Gang ran a time of 1:59.49 in the 800 meters and finished
The Lady Eagles collected 13 performances in the top eight finishes. Sandra
Allen took first-place in the long jump with a jump of 19'0.50". Nikki
Montgomery finished third with a jump of 18'9.25". S'Dori Sims finished
fourth in the triple jump at 37'6.50", and Montgomery finished seventh with a
jump of 36'7.75". Tamara Dayes finished second in the shot put with a toss
of 42'11.75", and Anna Askew finished fourth in the discus with a throw of
128'0". Sabrina Norwood finished tied for sixth in the high jump at 4'11.75".
Lady Eagle sprinters posted improved times led by Prudence Reid with a time
of 12.10 in the 100 meters, finishing fifth. Yolanda Johnson finished sixth
in the 200 meters with a time of 24.98, and Reid posted a time of 25.34 for
eighth place. Oby Amadi finished sixth in the 400 meters with a time of
Jessica Crump ran the 1,500 meters for the first time this season and
finished eighth with a time of 4:58.14. Keri White finished fifth in the
3,000 meters with a time of 10:49.05. Ayanna Buchanan finished third in the
100-meter hurdles with a time of 14.43.
Southern Miss teams will compete in the LSU Invitational, scheduled for
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