Golden Eagles Sixth Heading Into Final Day
- The Southern Miss track and field teams are holding steady in sixth-place at the 2002 Conference USA Track and Field Championship.
The Lady Eagles are have scored 30 points after nine events, behind Houston with 57 points, Marquette has 55, South Florida 47.50, Louisville 37 and Tulane with 34. Rounding out the teams, DePaul has 26.50 points followed by Memph with 14, Charlotte 12, Cincinnati 10, UAB four and TCU three.
The Lady Eagles scored all of today's points in the field events led by Kate Juedes who finished tied for second in the high jump with a jump of 5'6.50", edging out teammate Krista Miller who finished third with a jump of 5'6.50". Sandra Allen finished fourth in the long jump with a jump of 18'11.25". Tamara Dayes took fourth in the discus with a toss of 143'. Juedes also finished seventh in the javelin with a throw of 128'10", a season- and personal-best, and Emilie Taylor took eighth with a throw of 127'2", also a season- and personal-best.
In the running events, Prudence Reid advanced to the finals of the 100 and 200 meters. Reid's times were 11.59 and 23.92, respectively. Jessica Crump and Oby Amadi advanced to the finals of the 800 meters with times of 2:11.05, a new school record, and 2:13.31, respectively. Janet Rono advanced to the finals of the 1,500 meters with a time of 4:40.37.
On the men's side, Charlotte is in first-place after five events scored with 34 points followed by DePaul with 33, TCu 28, Cincinnati 27, Houston 23, Southern Miss, Louisville, South Florida and Marquette, each has 10 points, Memphis has nine points and East Carolina has one.
The Golden Eagles got points from Bryan Burner who finished third in the shot put with a throw of 54'8.75". Marvin Lucas and Cedric Norman took sixth and eighth-place, respectively, in the long jump. Lucas jumped 24'4.50" and Norman jumped 23'5.25".
In the running events, Stevnson McKinney advanced to the finals in the 400 meters with a time of 47.98, a season-best, while Tavius Freeman advanced to the finals of the 110-meter hurdles with a time of 14.73.
The meet concludes Saturday with the finals of all running events, including the 4x100-meter relay and 4x400-meter relay teams. The field events include men's javeling, high jump, triple jump, discus and pole vault. The women's field events concludes with the shot put.