Memphis Athletes Take Home Nine Event Titles at Rhodes Open
Go Tigers! Willie Green won the 100m and 200m, provisionally qualifying for NCAA Regionals in the 100m
Go Tigers!
Willie Green won the 100m and 200m, provisionally qualifying for NCAA Regionals in the 100m
Go Tigers!

March 20, 2005

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Memphis, Tenn. - On a day that was primarily used for training and gaining event experience, the University of Memphis track and field teams saw many positives as U of M athletes took home nine titles and set seven personal records at the Rhodes Open, hosted by Rhodes College in Memphis.

Junior Willie Green, sophomore Brandon Winbush and freshman Chen Edri recorded several of the top Memphis finishes, claiming five event titles, and setting two personal bests.

Green took home titles in the100m and 200m where he posted times of 10.72 and 21.91, respectively. His mark in the 100m was personal best.

Edri recorded victories in the high jump and javelin with marks of 5-06.00" (1.68m) and (131-03.50" (40.02m), respectively.

Winbush posted a personal best of 23-07.50" (7.20m) in a victory in the long jump.

Other Memphis athletes taking home event titles were Gail Lee in the shot put (47-05.00" (14.45m)), Janon Busby in the jump (6-08.00" (2.03m)) and Sheena Ohlig in the 100m hurdles (14.57).

The ninth Memphis event title came from the men's 4x100m relay team, which posted a time of 41.93 for the win.

In addition to the nine event titles, U of M athletes posted eight runner-up tallies in the meet. Chanel Dunn, Gary Nemeth and Norbert Gulyas finished second in the women's 100m and men's 100m and discus, respectively, with marks of 11.91, 10.81 and 159-01.50" (48.50m).

Other runner-up showings for the U of M were Daniele Riendeau in the 5000m (18:01.44), Josetta Brooks in the 400m hurdles (1:07.27) and Maria Majzik in the long jump (17-06.25" (5.34m)) for the women and Gary Nemeth in the 200m (21.99) for the men.

The women's 4x100m relay team claimed another second-place finish with their time of 47.29.

Both the Tigers and Lady Tigers finished third in their respective team competitions with totals of 112 and 106 points. SEMO won the men's championship with 154 points, while Calvin College won the women's title with 159 points.

The next meet for the track and field teams will be the LSU Tiger Relays, which will be hosted next weekend, March 25-26, by Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, La.

 

 

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