Tigers Take Two Titles at Ole Miss Invite
April 13, 2013
OXFORD, Miss.- Memphis track and field squads hit the ground running at the Ole Miss Invitational on Saturday. In day one of the two day event, the Tigers set new program records with several athletes notching new personal bests.
In the women's 400m hurdles, Maya Williamson took first with a new program record of 58.45. Williamson broke her own record of 58.97 set during the 2012 outdoor season. Teammate Keyona Neal took 12th with a new personal-best of 1:02.00. For the men, Brandon Williams was top Tiger taking fifth place in a time of 53.76. Fellow hurdler Ojike Maat took 14th crossing the line at 55.20.
In the men's 110m hurdles, Tyrell Forde recorded a new personal-best of 14.40 to take fourth place while Aaron Willett took 15th with a time of 15.22. Quaniqua Jones and Xenia Rahn scored top-10 finishes with new personal bests in the women's 100m hurdles; with Jones (14.31) taking fifth and Rahn (14.40)finishing seventh.
Louisa Lingley set a new program-record in the women's 800m taking second in a time of 2:09.93. Lingley lowered the mark set by Tina Sherratt of 2:11.75 set in 2007. In the same race, four other Tigers took top-10 finishes with new personal-bests. Nandia Taylor (2:11.14), Taylor Kriha (2:11.94), Jenny Johnston (2:12.11) and Monica Mason (2:13.85) placed fourth, fifth, sixth and ninth respectively.
Pulling double-duty, Carter took first in the men's 1500m with a time of 3:52.29, with James Maglasang taking 14th at 4:00.98. For the women, Nandia Taylor was the top finisher for the Tigers taking ninth with a new personal-best of 4:37.11.
In the men's 5000m, Stephen Tankersley took 12th in a time of 15:56.76. Megan Nichols took seventh in the women's 3000m steeplechase in a time of 11:30.78.
Moving to field events, Clara Amat Fernandez took second at a height of 3.85m (12'7.5"), with Kimi Jennings tying for 11th at 3.10m (10'2"). In the men's pole vault invitational, Pauls Pujats took fourth at 5.01m (16'5.25"). Nate Arnold (4.70m, 15'5") and Tim Jones (4.50m, 14'9") placed fourth and sixth respectively in the men's pole vault open.
Georgio Lynwood took first in the men's high jump leaping 2.13m (6'11.5"). The Tigers placed first and second in the women's high jump. Rahn took the top spot clearing an new outdoor personal-best of 1.75m (5'8.75"), with Laura Toldy taking second at 1.70m (5'7").
Manuel Ziegler and Jaleen White scored top-10 finishes in the men's long jump. Ziegler took fifth at 7.12m (23'4.5"), with White leaping into eighth at 7.00m (22'11.75"). On the women's side, Sydney Wright and Quaniqua Jones also notched top-10 finishes with Wright landing at 5.56m (18'3") for fourth and Jones taking ninth at 5.14m (16'10.5").
In the men's shot put, Yannik Schaly (16.94m, 55'7"), Andrew Miller (16.20m, 53'1.75") and Tom Willcox (15.32m, 50'3.25") placed third, fifth and eighth respectively. For the women, Allison Hotz (14.62m, 47'11.75") and Anna-Maria Bischof (13.10m, 42'11.75") took sixth and tenth.
In the women's discus, Vivian Brandhoff took fifth with a new personal-best of 44.75m (146'10"), while Bischof took 12th at 39.06m (128'2"). On the men's side, Miller and Schaly took top-10 finishes with Miller taking sixth at 46.37m (152'1") and Schaly placing ninth at 44.79m (146'11").
Moving to the men's hammer throw, Miller took fifth with a throw of 58.71m (192'7"), while Will Hubber placed seventh at 57.49m (188'7"). In the women's hammer Britta Jaarats placed sixth with a throw of 52.77m (173'1"), while Cyarra Wells took 12th landing at 47.65m (156'4").
Through the first five events of the decathlon(100m, long jump, shot put, high jump and 400m) Luis Hanssler sits in first place tallying 3,952 points with teammate Turre Hollo checking in at sixth with 3,399 points. The decathlon will wrap-up on Sunday at 10:15 am (CT) beginning with the 110m hurdles followed by the discus, javelin, pole vault and 1500m. Final results from the decathlon will be posted on GoTigersGo.com as they are made available.