Golden Eagle Track and Field Teams Post Improved Marks at the Tulane Invitational
Junior Janet Rono took first place in the 800 with a time of 2:13.67 for a season-best and 5,000 meters, setting a new school record in the 5,000 meters with a time of 17:51.23. Prudence Reid finished second in the 100 meters (12.02) and third in the 200 meters (24.53). Yolanda Johnson was seventh in the 200 with a time of 25.49. Oby Amadi took fourth in the 800 meters with a time of 2:16.18, posting a season-best. Jessica Crump was fourth in the 1,500 meters with a time of 4:47.64. Keri White finished fourth in the 5,000 meters with a time of 19:04.47.
In the field events, Krista Miller took first place in the high jump with a season and personal best, 5'7", edging out teammate Sabrina Norwood, who finished third in the high jump with a season-best jump of 5'7", while teammate Kate Juedes finished fifth with a jump of 5'5". Tamara Dayes was third in the shot put and discus with throws of 42'6.75" and 144'7", respectively. Michelle Zorn finished eighth in the shot with a toss of 40'6".
In the relays, the Lady Eagles finished third in the 4x100-meter relay with a time of 46.86, and took third in the 4x400-meter relay with a time of 3:53.32.
On the men's side, Cedric Norman posted a double win, finishing first in the high jump (6'8.75") and long jump (24'3"). Bryan Bruner took top honors in the shot put with a toss of 53'7" and finished fourth in the discus with a throw of 152'4". Marcus Polk ran a season-best 10.95 in the 100 meters, finishing third and followed that with a fourth-place finish in the 200 meters with a time of 21.99. Polk also finished fifth in the long jump with a jump of 22'7.25". Stevenson McKinney finished sixth in the 400-meter dash with a time of 50.29, followed by Marvin Williams with a time of 50.48, finishing seventh. Tavius Freeman finished second in the 110-meter high hurdles with a time of 15.23.
Michael Hardrick took second in the high jump with a jump of 6'6.75". Matt Fant posted a season-best jump in the pole vault with a jump of 15'5.75", finishing third. Marvin Lucas was fourth in the long jump with a jump of 23'1.75". Noah Bryant took third in the discus with a throw of 153'3", Casey McGehee was seventh with a throw of 136'8". Eric Lyon was eighth in the shot with a toss of 43'9".
Southern Miss travels to Starkville for the Mississippi State Invitational, April 13.