Raquel Washington finished second in the 60-meter hurdles
Jan. 15, 2006
BATON ROUGE -- -
The Southern Miss men's and women's track and field teams opened the 2006 indoor season at the Purple Tiger Invitational Indoor meet held Saturday at the Carl Maddox Field house.
The men's team posted four event titles, led by Marcus Brown who finished first in the weight throw with a school record mark of 60'3.25". Cornelius Duncan finished first in the 400 meter dash with a time of 50.39, while Marvin Pinnock finished first in the 800 meters with a time of 1:59.47. Ahmed Abdelzaher posted the top mark in the high jump at 6'10.75" for first-place.
Other Golden Eagles who posted top finishes included Cordell Kinn, fourth in the 400 meter dash with a time of 51.60, Zachary Simon finished fifth in the 800 meters with a time of 2:12.98, David Clyburn finished in a tie for fourth in the high jump with a jump of 6'6", and Ken Watson finished fourth in the triple jump with a jump of 46'0.50".
Edward Pearce posted a time of 7.01 in the 60-meter dash, advancing to the finals, and finished 10th with a time of 7.08. The 4x400-meter relay team posted a time of 3:25.43, finishing fifth.
On the women's side, senior Raquel Washington finished second in the 60-meter hurdles with a time of 8.47, after posting a time of 8.57 in the preliminaries. Tanika Liburd finished seventh in the 60-meter dash with a time of 7.68. She finished fourth in the long jump championship with a jump of 19'4.25". Aaliyah Shareef was second in the triple jump with a jump of 40'2.75".
Other Lady Eagles with solid finishes included Jocelyn Young with a third-place finish in the 400-meter dash with a time of 1:00.73. Adriane Battle was eighth with a time of 1:03.02. Cheris Fletcher finished sixth in the 800 meters with a time of 2:32.44. Brittany Wood finished second in the one-mile championship with a time of 5:16.40. Ashley Reyer finished fourth in the long jump with a jump of 17'2.75".
The 4x400-meter relay team finished seventh with a time of 4:02.27.
Southern Miss returns to action, competing in the MTSU Invitational, Jan. 21.