Southern Miss Indoor Track Teams Finish 5th and 6h at C-USA Championship
Championship in Hillside, Ill., Southern Miss mens indoor track team finished
5th with 73 points and the womens team came in 6th with 37.50
points. Leading the mens competition was the University of Houston with 150 points
while University of South Floridas women finished first with 131.
Chris Koech was the first place finisher in the 3,000 meter run, followed by
Golden Eagle teammate Jaime Arriaga at fifth place with 8:39.64. Arriaga added a third
place finish in the 5,000 meter run with a time of 15:04.40. Samuel Cheraisi placed second
and set a new school record with his time of 1:53.37 in the 800-meter run. Four Golden
Eagles had seventh place finishes: Wenston Riley (6.47) in the 55-meter dash, Jason Wilson
(7.82) in the 55-meter high hurdles, Chris Dean (22.74) in the 200 meter dash, and Kenny
Johnson (50.12) in the 400 meter dash.
The mens 4X400 meter relay team finished fourth with a time 3:19.82 along
with the distance medley team with 10:17.52. Jason Wilson garnered another seventh place
finish with a height of 6'02.00 in the long jump. Three Golden Eagles finished in the top
ten in the mens long jump: Emmanuel Osabutey (24'02.50) in third, Jason Wilson
(22'07.75) at sixth, and Dywon Pullins (21'09.00) in eighth. Pullins also had a fourth
place finish in the triple jump with a distance of 49'01.50. Bryan Bruner and Jason Wilson
placed fourth and eighth respectively in the shot put with throws of 52'05.50 and
45'02.25. In the mens weight throw, Bryan Bruner placed sixth with a distance of
42'02.25, followed by James Greens 41'03.75 throw in eighth.
In the womens running events, Rebecca Thornell-Lees time of 2:14.18
in the 800 meter run put her in fourth place while Tabitha White finished seventh place in
the 400 meter dash with a time of 56.15. Kendra Doyles 8.45 in the 55-meter high
hurdles was good enough for eighth place. The distance medley team set a new school record
of 12:07.70 while finishing in fourth place. Also finishing fourth, was the 4X400 meter
relay team with a time of 3:47.45.
Southern Miss had two women finish in the top five in the high jump. Hope
Sinclair set a new school record with a jump of 5'09.75 and tied for second. Her jump is a
NCAA provisional qualifying jump. Brittney Sublet tied for fifth with 5'05.75. In the long
jump both Mirescha Blackmon and Hope Sinclair shattered the school record of
18"10" and took fourth and fifth places respectively with jumps of 19'06.00 and
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