Raquel Washington ran a school record 13.09 in preliminaries
May 26, 2006
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - Southern Miss placed a relay team and hurdler in the finals on the first day of competition at the NCAA Mideast Regional Championship in Knoxville, Tenn., Friday.
The 4x100-meter relay team of Tanika Liburd, Raquel Washington, Tori Wells and Angela Johnson ran a time of 44.49, finishing with the fourth-best time in the field to advance to the finals set of 4 p.m., on Saturday.
Washington advanced to the finals for the second-straight year in the 100-meter hurdlers, winning her heat and posting the second-best time in the field with a time of 13.09 in the race. The final for the women's 100-meter hurdles is scheduled for 4:40 p.m., on Saturday.
In the 100-meter dash, Angela Johnson recorded a time of 11.65, but failed to advance to the finals.
Liburd scored the Golden Eagles first points of the day, finishing sixth in the long jump with a jump of 20'8". Hana Prudilova just missed finishing in the top eight, finished ninth with a throw of 146'7" in the javelin.