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Track and Field Teams Record Top Times and Marks At Mississippi Invitational

Ashley May records regional qualifying mark in the triple jump

Ashley May records regional qualifying mark in the triple jump

April 15, 2007

OXFORD, Miss. -- - Five Golden Eagles recorded regional qualifying marks, while competing in the Mississippi Invitational on Saturday.

Newcomer Vincent Tanui ran a season-best and school record time of 14:11.39 in the 5,000 meters to finish second overall and record a regional qualifying time.

Freshman Ashley May finished first in the triple jump with a jump of 40'7.75" for a regional qualifying mark. Hana Prudilova posted a mark of 146'4" in the javelin for a regional qualifying throw.

Cornelius Duncan finished first in the 400 meters with a time of 46.60, recording a regional qualifying time. Tanika Liburd finished second in the long jump with a jump of 20'0.25".

Liburd recorded a time of 11.99 in the 100-meter dash. Kristen Richards finished fifth in the 400 meters with a season-best time of 56.94, while Jamaka Wall finished eighth with a time of 58.20, also a season-best time.

Cheris Fletcher ran a time of 2:16.87 in the 800 meters, finishing second. Jemarie Alcordo and Parris Hodges finished fifth and seventh in the 1,500 meters, with times of 4:55.06 and 4:59.41, respectively.

Ashley Reyer ran a time of 14.67 in the 100-meter hurdles, finishing fourth.

May placed seventh in the long jump with a jump of 18'11.75", while Reyer was eighth with a jump of 18'9.25". Aaliyah Shareef finished second in the triple jump with a mark of 39'10.75" and Simona Costache was fourth with a jump of 38'7".

Suesanna Williams placed fifth in the shot with a throw of 40'11.50", while Rushae Collier was seventh with a throw of 39'8.75", posting a season-best. Williams then recorded a season-best throw of 155'1" in the hammer, placing fifth.

The 4x100-meter relay team finished third with a time of 46.99, while the 4x400-meter relay team recorded a time of 3:47.93.

Marvin Pinnock ran a time of 1:52.85, placing fifth in the 800 meters. The 4x400-meter relay team finished fifth with a time of 3:16.33.

Hunter Adkins placed eighth in the pole vault with a height of 13'3.50". Leonard McLeggon placed fourth in the high jump with a jump of 6'4.75". Richardo Page placed eighth in the shot with a throw of 47'11.75".

Both team return to action, competing at the LSU Alumni Gold, April 21.

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