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Liburd Named Conference USA Female Indoor Track and Field Athlete of the Week

Tanika Liburd posted the best mark in C-USA this season

Tanika Liburd posted the best mark in C-USA this season

Feb. 22, 2006

HATTIESBURG, Miss. -- - Southern Miss' Tanika Liburd was named Conference USA Indoor Track and Field Athlete of the Week for the second time this season for her performance at the LSU Twilight Invitational over the weekend.

Liburd, a junior from Charleston, Nevis, was the top collegiate finisher at the LSU Twilight Invitational, finishing fifth with a jump of 20'5" (6.22m). The mark was a provisional qualifying mark as well. The mark is the best in C-USA and the 12th best in the nation this year. She set a new indoor Southern Miss record as well as a Nevis national indoor record. She ran a season best time of 7.50 in the 60-meter dash, finishing fourth.

Next for Southern Miss is the Conference USA Indoor Championships, Feb. 24-25, in Houston, Texas.

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