Southern Miss teams finish fifth at Conference USA Track and Field Championships
TAMPA, Fla.--Southern Miss' All-American Wenston Riley successfully defended his 110-meter hurdle title at the Conference USA Track and Field Championship, finishing first with a time of 13.74. Riley also finished eighth in the 200 meters with a time of 22.25, and ran the anchor leg of the 4x100 meter relay team that finished second with a time of 40.65.
Jessica Crump took first place in the 800 meters with a time of 2:12.28 to claim her first 800-meter title.
The Tulane women's team had a good showing in the final day of competition to take the women's team title, edging out Houston 145 to 135. South Florida finished third with 122 points followed by Marquette, 100, Southern Miss, 68, Cincinnati, 57.50, Memphis, 57, Louisville, 55, Charlotte, 49, De Paul, 23, and UAB, 7.50.
Cincinnati men's team put together key performances in the final day to take the team title with 104 points, just edging Memphis with 103. Houston finished third with 98 points, followed Charlotte with 87, Southern Miss, 84, South Florida, 81, Marquette, 81, Tulane, 79, De Paul, 50, and Louisville, 49.
The Southern Miss women's team was highlighted with good performances from S'Dori Sims who finished eighth in the 400 meters and sixth in the triple jump. Sims also ran a leg of the 4x400 meter relay team that finished fourth. Tamara Dayes finished second in the shot put with a toss of 45'10 ¾" and set a new Southern Miss record.
Other key performances for the Golden Eagles included George Daley, who finished third in the 400-meter intermediate hurdles with a time of 52.13, a new school record. Kenny Johnson and Stevenson McKinney finished second and fourth, in the 400 meters, with times of 47.35 and 48.35, respectively. Isaac Gang finished third in the 800 meters with a time of 1:52.29. The 4x400 meter relay team finished third with a time of 3:13.22.
The Golden Eagles had a good showing in the field events, led by Cedric Norman who took fourth in the high jump with a jump of 6'10 ¾", a personal best this season. Dywon Pullins and Emmanuel Osabutey finished second and third in the triple jump with jumps of 51'1" and 50'3 ¾", respectively. Bryan Bruner finished fifth in the discus with a throw of 153'5", and followed with an eighth-place finish in the javelin with a throw of 165'9".