School and Personal Records Set in Oxford
March 31, 2012
Senior Robert Jackson returned to hurdles action since trying to qualify for the NCAA Indoor Championships earlier this month. Jackson took third in the men's 110m hurdles crossing the line at 14.26. Freshman Tyrell Forde (14.76) also registered a top 10 finish placing eighth in the event.
Fellow hurdler Brandon Williams (52.74) placed fourth in men's 400m hurdles, Williams' second week in a row to score a top five finish in the event. For the women, Keyona Neal (1:02.06) and Maya Williamson (1:02.73) scored top 10 finishes placing fifth and sixth.
Freshman Kala Funderburk took seventh in the women's 400m dash turning in a time of 56.32. Funderburk, Neal, Williamson and Monica Mason took second in the 4 x 400m relay breaking their own school-record with a time of 3:41.84.
Memphis distance runners took top 10 spots in the 1,500m run with Louisa Lingley (4:35.40) placing fourth for the women and James Maglasang (3:55.14) ninth for the men. In the men's 800m run, freshman Fabian Feige took fifth with a time 1:52.80.
Tiger pole vaulters picked up a trio of top ten finishes on the day. Karlis Pujats placed fifth (5.00m) and Austin Crenshaw (4.55m) tied for ninth in the men's pole vault. Freshman Kimi Jennings took tenth in the women's pole vault, clearing 3.30m.
Sophomore Darius Lynwood took third in the men's high jump clearing 2.13m. In the women's high jump, Laura Toldy (1.73m) placed third, Vivian Haynes (1.65m) and Kirsten Berding (1.60m) each tied for fifth and ninth respectively.
D'Ernest Rucker took tenth in the men's triple jump with a new personal-record of 14.08m. Rucker also placed 12th in the long jump with a mark of 6.56m.
Junior Andrew Miller took third place in the men's hammer throw with a new personal-record landing at 55.66m, while teammate Will Hubber placed fifth with a throw of 55.14m. For the women, Britta Jaarats took 10th at 50.85m.
The Tiger women scored three top 10 finishes in the women's shot put as Allison Hotz (13.96m) took fifth, Jaarats (13.76m) claimed seventh and Cyarra Wells (13.57m) landed at 10th. Sophomore Tom Willcox took fourth in the men's shot put with a throw 16.26m.
In the javelin, both the men and women picked up a pair of top-five finishes. Anna-Maria Bischof (40.56m) took third and Xenia Rahn (40.51m) took fourth for the women. Rahn's mark of 40.51m was a new personal-best for the freshman. For the men, Kyle Bynum (60.18m) and Casey Carl (60.00m) placed fourth and fifth respectively.
In the women's discus, Bischof (44.28m) and Samantha Legleiter (39.65m) finished fourth and 11th respectively. Legleiter's mark of 39.65m is a new personal-record for the sophomore.
The Tigers continue the outdoor track and field season next Friday when they travel to Southeast Missouri State for the Joey Haines Invitational.