Women's Distance Team Leads Memphis on Day Two of Gladstein Invitational
Jan. 27, 2007
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - Led for a second straight day by the Lady Tiger distance group the Memphis track team closed out the Gladstein Invitational with numerous personal bests and a new school record.
"We did pretty well today," said head coach Kevin Robinson. "Overall it was a much better performance then last weekend. We're starting to show signs of improvement, and we're coming together as a team."
In their first meet together, the women's distance medley relay team of Emily Malinowski, Tina Sherratt, Anneli Uys and Eryka Morris shaved 13 seconds off of the former Memphis record, running an impressive 11:56.63.
"This was the first meet for them as a team, and they easily broke the school record," said Robinson. "I think they're going to improve as they become more experienced running together."
The women's field team was also impressive as Gail Lee took home a third-place finish with a mark of 61-2 in the women's weight throw, and Whitney Bolton tied her school record in the pole vault with a height of 11-0.
In men's action Glen Edwards finished sixth in the shot put with a throw of 54-4.25. Men's high jumper Andre Hicks had his best performance as a Tiger, taking home a fifth-place finish and clearing a height of 6-7.
"All around I thought the team looked pretty good," said Robinson. "Hopefully, we can continue to improve as the season progresses and be ready for the conference meet."