Memphis Men Finish Fifth at the C-USA Indoor Championships
Go Tigers! Austin Crenshaw took the C-USA Indoor title in pole vault
Go Tigers!
Austin Crenshaw took the C-USA Indoor title in pole vault
Go Tigers!

Feb. 24, 2013

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BIRMINGHAM, Ala.- The University of Mepmphis men's track and field squad finished fifth overall at the 2013 Conference USA Indoor Track and Field Championships on Sunday.

Luis Hanssler took silver in the men's heptathlon with a new program-record of 5, 371 points picking up eight points for the men. Hanssler broke his own record of 5, 291 points set earlier this season. In his performance, Hanssler placed first in the long jump (7.06m, 23'2"), third in the 60m hurdles with a new personal-best of 8.42 and second in the 60m with a personal-best of 7.12.

The pole vault went to a jump-off after Memphis' Austin Crenshaw and Pauls Pujats, and Rice's Chris Pillow tied at a height of 5.27m (17'3.5"). At one point, Pujats was thought to have cleared a C-USA Indoor Championships record height that would have ended with event with Pujats taking gold, but the vault was nullified by the officials. Memphis head track and field coach Kevin Robinson protested the decision, but the protest was denied. Crenshaw and Pujuats eventually finished first and second following the jump-off.

Manuel Ziegler took silver in the men's triple jump. Ziegler notched eight team points with a leap of 16.68m (51'5.5").

In track events, Tyrell Forde picked up five team points with a fourth place finish and new personal-best of 8.11 in the 60m hurdles. Forde previous best was 8.12 set this season at the Samford Multi and Invitational.

Distance runners Godfrey Fayne and Austin Carter added four points to the men's total. Fanye took seventh in the 800m, notching two points with a time of 1:56.96.

In the men's shot put, Yannik Schaly took silver with a personal-best throw of 17.65m (57'11") notching eight points for the men. Andrew Miller (16.13m, 52'11", three points) and Matt Sipe 15.13m, 49'7.75", one point) placed sixth and eighth, respectively, picking a combined four points.

In the men's long jump, Manuel Ziegler took silver with a mark of 7.36m (24'1.75") picking up eight overall points for the men's squad.

On day one of the meet Georgio Lynwood defended his C-USA title taking first at a height of 2.11m (6'11"), netting the men's team 10 overall points. Will Hubber was able to pick up six points with a throw of 16.41m (53'10.25").

Also in day one, the distance medley relay team of Austin Carter, Brandon Williams, Godfrey Fayne and James Maglasang took bronze and scored six team points with a time of 9:59.98.

For more information on the University of Memphis track and field program and all Tigers athletics, please visit GoTigersGo.com.

 

 

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