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Golden Eagle Track Teams Fare Well at the LSU Alumni Gold Meet




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Golden Eagle Track Teams Fare Well at the LSU Alumni Gold Meet
BATON ROUGE, La. -- The Southern Miss men's and women's track and field teams continued to show improvement on the season, posting several outstanding performances, Saturday at the LSU Alumni Gold Meet.

Southern Miss performers Cedric Norman and Conrad Chanove recorded automatic regional qualifying marks in their respective events, the high jump and javelin. Norman registered his third 7-foot height, jumping 7’2.25” to win the high jump competition. Freshman Conrad Chanove recorded a distance of 205’1” in the javelin. The mark also was a season-best in the javelin. Marvin Lucas jumped 23’9.50” in the long jump, finishing fifth, while Marcus Polk finished eighth with a jump of 23’6”. Norman also finished sixth in the triple jump with a jump of 47’6.25”. Noah Bryant threw a distance of 154’8” in the discus, finishing sixth. Bryant followed with a throw of 140’9” in the hammer with Eric Lyon finishing fifth with a throw of 130’6” and Casey McGehee sixth with a throw of 126’9”. Jeb Meschke was eighth in the javelin with a throw of 196’10”.

Kenny Johnson posted a time of 48.29 in the 400 meters, finishing fifth. Marcus Polk ran a time of 10.76 in the 100 meters and a time of 21.63 in the 200 meters. The 4x100 relay team posted a time of 40.92, finishing fourth and finished the day with a time of 3:16.56 in the 4x400 meter relay.

On the women’s side, Dasha Wakefield took top honors in the pole vault with a height of 11’5.75”. S’Dori Sims finished fifth in the triple jump with a season-best jump of 38’4.75”. Krista Miller finished fifth in the high jump with a height of 5’5.75” and Sabrina Norwood was sixth with a height of 5’3.75”.

Prudence Reid registered a season-best time of 11.97 in the 100 meters, finishing second and Angela Johnson ran a 12.09, finishing fifth. S'Dori Sims turned a time of 56.47 in the 400 meters. Jessica Crump finished second with a time of 2:11.34 in the 800 meters. Alisha Edwards finished seventh with a time of 2:18.04. Karen Tankersley registered a time of 4:59.88 in the 1,500 meters. Jocelyn Young ran a 1:04.94 in the 400 meter hurdles to finish sixth. The 4x100 meter relay team turned in a time of 46.60 to finish third and also finished third in the 4x400 meter relay with a time of 3:48.71.

The Golden Eagle teams will compete in their own meet, Friday, April 18 at the Track and Soccer Complex.

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