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Golden Eagle Tracksters Perform Well At The Mideast Regional Meet

Golden Eagle Tracksters Perform Well At The Mideast Regional Meet

Senior Cedric Norman finished second in the high jump

BATON ROUGE, La.The Southern Miss men’s and women’s track and field teams turned in top performances on the first day of the 2004 NCAA Mideast Regional Meet in Baton Rouge, La., at the Bernie Moore Stadium.


Cedric Norman scored eight points toward the team total in the high jump competition, finishing second with a jump of 7’3.25”.  This was the first meet this spring in which Norman did not claim the top spot.  He recorded an automatic qualifying for the NCAA National Meet during the season and will compete later in June.


The Southern Miss women's 4x100-meter relay team (Tanika Liburd, Raquel Washington, Tori Wells, Angela Johnson) ran one of the top eight times, posting a time of 45.25 to advance to the finals on Saturday.  The men’s 4x1 team (Cedric Norman, Marcus Polk, Marvin Lucas, Shane Brandford) followed suit, posting a time of 40.41 to advance to the finals.


Tanika Liburd finished seventh in the long jump, recording a jump of 20’2.25”.


Hurdler Raquel Washington recorded a time of 13.42 in the 100-meter hurdles, advancing to the finals on Saturday.


Other Golden Eagles competing in the regional on Saturday are javelin throwers Jeb Meschke and Conrad Chanove and women's high jumper Krista Miller.


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