Tanika Liburd posted two regional qualifying marks
March 11, 2006
HATTIESBURG, Miss. - -
The Southern Miss men's and women's track and field teams turned in solid performances at their only home meet of the season Saturday.
Tanika Liburd won the 100 meters with a time of 11.44 with teammates Angela Johnson finishing third with a time of 11.57 and Tori Wells eight with a time of 11.89. Wells recorded the team's best time in the 200 meters at 24.60, finishing sixth overall and Angela Johnson ran a 24.62 to finish eighth. Newcomers Terria Owens finished fifth in the 400 meters with a time of 58.38, while Cheris Fletcher finished third in the 800 meters with a time of 2:20.99. Senior Alisha Edwards finished seventh in the 1,500 meters with a time of 5:05.56. Ronna Sandoval ran 19:02.71 in the 5,000 meters and finished second. Ashley Reyer finished first in the 100-meter hurdles with a time of 14.22. Jocelyn Young was third in the 400 meter hurdles with a time of 1:03.20 and Kenika Weaver was fifth with a time of 1:04.67.
The 4x100-meter relay team recorded a regional qualifying time of 45.65, finishing first. The 4x400-meter team finished second with a time of 3:47.47.
In field events, Reyer finished third in the high jump with a height of 5'5". Liburd posted a regional qualifying mark in the long jump with a jump of 20'5" and Angela Johnson was second with a jump of 19'0.50". Rounding out the other Southern Miss finishers was Reyer at fourth with a jump of 18'6.50" and Erica Alston fifth with a jump of 18'6". Freshman Simona Costache was the top finisher in the triple jump with a jump of 43'1", posting a regional qualifying mark. Aaliyah Shareef was third with a jump of 38'6.25". Suesanna Williams was fifth in the shot put with a throw of 40'.0.75". Hana Prudilova finished eighth in the hammer with a throw of 107'6". She finished second in the javelin, recording a regional qualifying mark of 148'3". Williams finished seventh with a throw of 116'3".
On the men's side, Edward Pearce finished sixth overall in the 100 meters with a time of 10.84. Cornelius Duncan ran a season-best time of 47.18 in the 400 meter dash, posting a regional qualifying time and a first-place finish. Cordell Kinn finished fifth in the 400 meters with a time of 48.94. Marvin Pinnock was second in the 800 meters with a time of 1:55.37 and Brandon McCray was fourth with a time of 1:57.59. Frederick Baldwin finished fourth in the 110-meter hurdles with a time of 15.74 and followed with a second-place finish in the 400-meter hurdles with a time of 56.01. Teammate Quincy Parker was the top finisher in the 400-meter hurdles with a time of 53.61. Will Garrett finished first in the 3,000 steeplechase with a time of 10:12.16.
The 4x100-meter relay team finished fifth with a time of 42.55 and the 4x400-meter relay team finished second with a time of 3;16.22.
Ahmed Abdelzaher was first in the high jump, clearing a height of 6'8", out-dueling his teammate, Steven Green, who also jumped 6'8" to finish second. Leonard McLeggon finished sixth with a jump of 6'4" and David Clyburn rounded out the team with a jump of 6'2", finishing in a tie for seventh. Robert Johnson finished third in the long jump with a jump of 23'2.75". Ken Watson was third in the triple jump with a jump of 47'11". Noah Bryant finished second in the discus with a throw of 153'2" and Marcus Brown was fifth with a throw of 146'1". Brown was finished first in the hammer with a throw of 173'3". Conrad Chanove won the javelin with a throw of 198'10".
Southern Miss returns to action, competing in the Alabama Relays, March 18-19.