@MemTigersTF_XC Men Place Second Overall at the Joey Haines Invitational
April 5, 2014
Cape Girardeau, Mo.-The University of Memphis men's track and field team placed second overall (189 points) at the Joey Haines Invitational hosted by SEMO, on Saturday. SEMO took first place (208.50) with Saint Louis taking third (61.50 points) at the team scored meet.
In track events, Michael McManus notched three points in the 100m placing sixth in a time of 11.14. In the 200m, Chris Walker added two more points with his eighth place finish at 23.28.
La'Quintin Garner and Walker tacked on 12 more points in the 400m, with Garner scoring eight points with a second place finish of 50.15. Walker took fifth place scoring four points in a time of 50.36.
The Tigers tallied 18 points in the 800m with LaForrest Church and Godfrey Fayne placing first and second respectively. Church took first place and 10 points with at time of 1:55.17, with Fayne taking second place and eight points with his time of 1:55.61.
Moving to the hurldes, Aaron Willett and Aaron Persinger racked up 14 points in the 110m hurdles. Willett took second place for eight points checking in at 14.90. Persinger notched six points with his third place finish of 14.97.
In the 400m hurldes, it was Persinger and Willett again scoring big for Memphis. Persinger took second place and eight points in a time of 53.77. Willett tallied five points take fourth place at 55.88.
Memphis brought home more points in fthe 4 x 100m and 4 x 400m relays. In the 4 x 100, Luis Hanssler, Tuure Hollo, Michael McManus and Jaleen White placed third in a time of 43.44 scoring six points. The 4 x 400m team of Church, Fayne, Garner and Brandon Williams placed first for 10 points in a time of 3:18. 70.
Moving to field events, Georgio Lynwood tied for first in the high jump clearing 2.10m (6'10.75") for nine points. Hollo added 1.50 points in the high jump, clearing 1.85m (6'.75") tying for sixth place.
In the pole vault, Luis Hanssler placed first for 10 points clearing a height of 4.32m (14'2"). White and McManus tacked-on 7.5 points in the long jump with White scoring 4.5 points while tying for sixth at 6.94m (22'9.25"), while McManus placed eighth for three points at 6.64m (21'9.5").
In the shot put, Yannik Schaly and Luke Vaughn combined for 18 points. Schaly took first scoring 10 points with a mark of 17.40m (57'1"). Vaughn took second for eight points with a throw of 16.79m (55'1").
Vaugn and Schaly scored big again in the discus. Vaughn took the title for 10 points landing at 51.92m (170'4"), with Schaly scoring five points with his fourth place finish of 47.21m (154'11").
Memphis picked up 11 points in the javelin. Marc Kalschka placed third scoring six points with a throw of 60.49m (198'5"), with Tim Jones finishing fourth for five points with a distance of 55.69m (182'8").
On day one of the meet, Matt Sipe and Tom Willcox scored 14 points in the hammer thorw. Sipe took second place for eight points landing at 52.75m (173'01"), with Willcox taking third for six points at 52.26m (171'5").
The Tigers will return to competition on April 18 at the War Eagle Invitational hosted by Auburn. For more information on the University of Memphis track and field program please visit GoTigersGo.com.