Lady Tiger Triple Jumpers Have Big Day in Outdoor Debuts
March 27, 2005
Baton Rouge, La. - It was a big day for University of Memphis women's triple jumpers at the LSU Tiger Relays as Lisa-Marie Hyman took a victory and Victoria Crawford placed third, with each reaching NCAA Regional qualifying marks in her outdoor debut.
Hyman, who sat out the first outdoor meet due to a slight shin injury, made a powerful return, taking the triple jump title and qualifying for NCAA Regionals with her leap of 42-00.75" (12.82m).
Crawford, also competing in her first meet after finishing the women's basketball season, claimed her third-place finish and Regional spot with a jump of 41-00.50" (12.51m). In addition to her tally in the triple jump, the senior claimed seventh place in the high jump with a mark of 5-04.25" (1.63m).
Hyman, a three-time Conference USA triple jump champion, and Crawford, a four-event scorer at the 2004 C-USA Outdoor Championships, are expected to be the two most prolific performers for the Memphis women for the outdoor season.
Beyond Hyman and Crawford, several other Lady Tigers had quality showings at the Tiger Relays. Daniele Riendeau placed third in the 1500m with a personal-best time of 4:35.65. Mary Claire Dake and Nora Nemere placed third and fifth, respectively, in the 3000m steeplechase with times of 11:44.24 and 12:17.39. Chen Edri logged a pair of seventh-place tallies with a leap of 5-04.25" (1.63m) in the high jump and a toss of 133-04" (40.63m) in the javelin. Josetta Brooks placed eighth in the 400m hurdles with a time of 1:05.73 and Annette Uzoh finished ninth in the shot put with a heave of 41-07.25" (12.68m).
For the Tigers, Janon Busby was the top performer at the meet. The senior placed third in both the high jump and triple jump with leaps of 6-06.75" (2.00m) and 48-03.25" (14.71m), respectively.
Brandon Winbush and Norbert Gulyas recorded two additional top-seven performances for the U of M men. Winbush placed sixth in the triple jump with a leap of 46-10.75" (14.21m), while Gulyas finished seventh in the discus with a toss of 154-04".
The LSU Tiger Relays were hosted by Louisiana State University at Bernie Moore Stadium on the LSU campus in Baton Rouge.
The Memphis track and field squads will be back in action next Saturday, April 2, as they travel to Oxford, Miss., for the Ole Miss Dual Meet Day.