Tigers Take Podium Finishes at War Eagle Invitational
April 20, 2013
AUBURN, Ala.- University of Memphis track and field squads completed competition at the War Eagle Invitational hosted by Auburn University on Saturday. In their second visit to Auburn this outdoor season, the Tigers recorded several podium finishes.
Freshman Godfrey Fayne took first in the men's 800m in a time of 1:53.61, with Trent Scott (1:55.74) and Justin Pinkston (1:59.82) placing 11th and 10th respectively. On the women's side, Laura Toldy (2:15.12), Jenny Johnston (2:15.32), Nandia Taylor (2:15.98) and Taylor Kriha (2:17.59) finished in order fourth through seventh with Monica Mason (2:22.44) taking 12th.
Kala Funderburk took third in the women's 400m at 53.30 with Keyona Neal (54.96) and Maya Williamson (56.48) finishing fifth and 13th. Neal, Mason, Funderburk and Williamson later took first in the women's 4 x 400m relay crossing the line with a time of 3:39.15.
James Maglasang and Louisa Lingley each notched top-five finishes in the 1500m invitational. Maglasang took fifth at 3:54.08 for the men, while Linley took third for the women with a time of 4:36.96. In the women's 5000m invitational, Alisha Fitch took fifth notching a new personal-best of 17:53.62.
Xenia Rahn took ninth in the women's 100m hurdles with a time of 14.51. In the men's 110m hurdles, Tuure Hollo took sixth at 15.26. Memphis men racked up a pair of top-10 finishes in the 400m hurdles, with Brandon Williams (52.61) and Ojike Maat (54.43) taking third and seventh.
Moving to field events, Ausitn Crenshaw took first in the men's pole vault, with fellow vaulter Pauls Pujats taking second. Both Crenshaw and Pujats cleared a height of 5.05m (16'6.25"), but Crenshaw placed high as he cleared the height in fewer attempts. Clara Amat Fernandez placed second in the women's pole vault at a height of 3.87m (12'8.25").
In the women's long jump, Rahn (5.89m, 19'4") and Sydney Wright (5.44m, 17'10.25") took third and eighth respectively. For the men, Luis Hanssler and Jaleen White took fourth and fifth with Hanssler leaping 7.16m (23'6") and White 7.04m (23'1.25"). Manuel Ziegler took first in the men's triple jump at 15.49m (50'10"), with White placing third at 13.72m (45'.25").
Vivian Brandhof took first in the women's shot put at 14.80m (48'6.75") with Britta Jaarats (14.02m, 46') and Allison Hotz (13.54m, 44'5.25") taking second and fourth respectively. For the men, Yannik Schaly (16.97, 55'8.25"), Andrew Miller (15.98m, 52'5.25") and Matt Sipe (15.59m, 51'1.75") finished in order fifth, sixth and seventh.
The Tigers took a pair of top-fives in the discus. Brandof took third for the women with a new personal-best of 45.15m (148'1"), with Miller taking sixth for the men at 47.23m (154'11").
On day one of the meet, Kyle Bynum took first in the men's javelin with a throw of 60.67m (199'). Thomas Poole (52.70m, 172'11") and Hollo (49.73m, 163'2") placed fifth and eighth respectively. For the women, Rahn took second at 41.81m (137'2"), while Quaniqua Jones placed ninth at 24.17m (79'3").
In the hammer, Miller was the top finisher for the men taking second at 55.86m (183'3"), with Sipe (49.88m, 163'8"), Will Hubber (49.39, 162') and Tom Willcox (47.03, 143'3") placing eighth, ninth and 11th respectively. On the women's side, Jaarats (50.30m, 165') and Cyarra Wells (48.16m, 158') placed sixth and eighth.
The Tigers return to action next Saturday at the Red Wolf Open hosted by Arkansas State University. For more information on the University of Memphis track and field program and all Tigers athletics, please visit GoTigersGo.com.