@MemTigersTF_XC Men's Field Events Finish Strong at Vanderbilt
Jan. 25, 2014
NASHVILLE, Tenn.-The University of Memphis men's track and field team returned to action at the Vanderbilt Invitational on Friday and Saturday.
In field events, Georgio Lynwood took fourth in the high jump with a leap of (2.05m, 6'8.75"). In the pole vault, Pauls Pujats took second with a personal-best of (5.30m, 17'4.5"), with Austin Crenshaw clearing (4.90m, 16'.75") for fourth place.
The Tigers recorded five top-10 finishes in the shot put. Yannik Schaly (16.68m, 54'8.75"), Luke Vaughn (16.43m, 53'11"), Matt Sipe (15.66m, 51'4.5"), Wade Wells (15.42m, 50'7.25") and Tom Willcox (15.26m, 50'.75") placed fifth, sixth, eighth, ninth and 10th respectively.
In the weight throw, the Tigers recorded three top-10 finishes. Willcox (16.94m, 55'7"), Will Hubber (15.91m, 52'2.5") and Sipe (15.70m, 51'6.25") placed sixth, eighth and ninth overall.
Moving to track events, Ojike Maat (23.00) and Brandon Williams (23.08) placed 23rd and 24th respectively in the 200m. Williams took 26th in the 400m at 50.08, with teammate Chris Walker taking 30th at 51.64.
The Tigers notched a pair of top-10 finishes in the 800m with LaForrest Church placing fifth at 1:52.46 and La'Quintin Garner taking 10th at 1:53.89. In the mile run, Brandon Keys placed 19th in a time of 4:25.74.
Memphis returns to action next Friday and Saturday at the Samford Multi and Invitational in Birmingham, Ala. For more information on the University of Memphis track and field program and all Tigers athletics, please visit GoTigersGo.com.