Outdoor Track and Field Teams Produce Strong Performances At Alabama Relays

Ashley May

Ashley May

March 25, 2007


Cornelius Duncan

The outdoor track and field team produced several top performances at the Alabama Relays over the weekend.

Junior Cornelius Duncan recorded a regional qualifying time in the 400 meters with a time of 46.27, finishing first.

Hana Purdilova recorded a throw of 146'7" in the javelin for a regional qualifying mark. Ashley May recorded a regional qualifying mark in the long jump with a jump of 19'9" and just missed qualifying in the triple jump with a jump of 40'3.50".

Aaliyah Shareef recorded a jump of 39'10" in the triple jump, finishing fifth, while Simona Costache finished eighth with a jump of 39'5.75".

Tanika Liburd ran a time of 12.01 in the 100-meter dash, while Karla Thurmond ran a time of 24.92 in the 200 meters. Four Golden Eagles ran a sub-minute 400 meters, with Kirsten Richards recording a time of 57.85, Carmen Dennis ran 59.34, Terria Wheeler ran 59.28 and Jamaka Wall ran 59.79.

Cheris Fletcher finished eighth in the 800 meters with a time of 2:17.43. Kenika Weaver posted a time of 1:04.44 in the 400-meter hurdles.

Hana Prudilova

Ashley Reyer finished fourth in the women's heptathlon with 4,981 points.

Rascive Grant ran a time of 10.61 in the 100-meter dash. Duncan also posted a time of 21.76 in the 200 meters. Cordell Kinn finished seventh in the 400 meters with a time of 47.99. Marvin Pinnock ran a time of 1:54.41 in the 800 meters, finishing eighth.

Vincent Tanui finished second in the 5,000 meters with a time of 14:18.72.

Ricardo Page recorded a distance of 49'2.25" in the shot and 140'10" in the discus.

Leonard McLeggon finished third in the decathlon with 6,147 points.

The relay races highlighted Sunday's action. The women's 4x100-meter relay team ran a time of 46.43, while the 4x200-meter relay team posted a time of 1:38.85. The 4x400 relay team ran 3:51.37, while the 1,600-meter sprint medley team ran 4:06.70. The distance medley relay team ran 12:40.36.

The men's 4x100-meter relay team recorded a time of 44.35, while the 4x200-meter relay team ran 1:30.41. The 4x400-meter relay team posted a time of 3:11.97 and the 1,600-meter sprint medley team ran a time of 3:23.30.

The Southern Miss teams return to action Mar. 31 at the MSU Invitational in Starkville, Miss.