Tigers Take Two Titles at Vanderbilt Black and Gold Invite
March 23, 2013
NASHVILLE, Tenn.- Memphis track and field squads wrapped up competition at the Vanderbilt Black and Gold Invitational on Saturday. The Tigers took two titles in field events and a host of top-10 finishes across the board.
Austin Crenshaw took first in the men's pole vault clearing a height of 4.96 (16'3.25"). In the women's pole vault, Carolina Carmichael (3.61m, 11'10") took second with Janelle Mason (3.46m, 11'4.25") and Clara Amat Fernandez (3.31m, 10'10.25") placing fifth and sixth.
In the men's shot put, Yannik Schaly placed first with a throw of 17.23m (56'6.50"). Teammates Andrew Miller (16.16m, 53'.25"), Matt Sipe (15.25m, 50'.50") and Tom Willcox (14.61m, 47'11.25") placed seventh, 13th and 15th respectively.
Vivian Brandhoff took sixth in the women's shot put landing at 14.42m (47'3.75"), a new personal best for the freshman. Teammates Allison Hotz (13.36m, 43'10") and Britta Jaarats (13.29m, 43'7.25") placed 13th and 14th respectively in the event.
Miller and Schaly picked up a pair of top-10 finishes in the men's discus. Miller took sixth with a throw of 48.86m (153'9"), with Schaly recording a mark of 45.44m (149'1") to take ninth. On the women's side of the discus, Anna-Maria Bischof took 12th with a throw of 43.63m (143'2").
In the men's hammer throw, Miller was the top finisher for the Tigers taking 11th with a mark of 54.70m (179'5"). Fellow throwers Sipe (54.07m, 147'10") and Willcox (44.86m, 147'2") place 23rd and 25th respectively. Jaarats took 10th in the women's hammer landing at 48.86m (160'4") with Cyarra Wells taking 17th at 43.87m (143'11").
Triple jumper Sydney Wright took seventh for the women with a mark of 11.28m (37'.25"). White placed sixth in the men's triple jump with a leap of 13.37m (43'10.25").
Moving to track events, Kala Funderburk took second in the women's 200m in a time of 24.35 with Byrd-West taking sixth at 24.85. Byrd-West also took sixth in the 100m in a time of 12.15.
In the women's 800m Jenny Johnston (2:12.45), Nandia Taylor (2:13.15), Taylor Kriha (2:13.42) and Louisa Lingley (2:13.54) finished fifth, eighth, 10th and 11th respectively. Godfrey Fayne was the top finisher for the men in the 800m taking eighth in a time of 1:54.12.
In distance running events, James Maglasang took seventh in the men's 3000m invitational posting a new personal-best of 8:27.14. Fellow distance runner Lingley took 11th in the women's 1500m invitational crossing the line at 4:42.44. Maglasang took fourth in the men's 1500m posting a time of 3:57.78.
Tyrell Forde took ninth in the men's 110m hurdles with a time of 15.27. In the men's 400m hurdles the Tigers picked-up to top-10 finishes with Brandon Williams taking seventh (53.77) and Ojike Maat (55.16) placing 10th.
The Tigers will take a week off from competition before return action at the Auburn Tiger Classic April 5-6. For more information on the University of Memphis track and field program and all Tigers athletics, please visit GoTigersGo.com.