Pujats Takes Pole Vault Title at Red Wolves Open
April 27, 2013
JONESBORO, Ark.- Memphis track and field squads wrapped-up the outdoor regular season schedule, on Saturday, at the Red Wolves Open hosted by Arkansas State University. The short trip across the Mississippi River resulted in a new program record, three wins and several podium finishes.
Clara Amat Fernandez took second and set a new program-record in the women's pole vault clearing 3.95m (12'11.50"). Amat Fernandez broke Sabrina Hochreuther's record of 3.90m (12'9.5") set earlier this season at the Auburn Tiger Classic. Hochreuther and Carolina Carmichael tied for fourth as they both cleared 3.50m (11'5.75").
Kala Funderburk and Keyona Neal finished first and second in the women's 400m. Funderburk got the win in a time of 53.40 with Neal taking the second spot at 54.46. For the men, Justin Pinkston (51.98) and Jeremy Rice (53.54) placed eighth and 11th respectively.
In the 800m, Austin Carter took first for the men in a time of 1:54.22 with Godfrey Fayne taking second at 1:55.19 and Keanan Joyner placing sixth at 1:59.10. For the women, Monica Mason took second in a time of 2:17.71.
Trent Scott took second in the men's 1500m with a personal-best of 4:04.57. On the women's side, Jenny Johnston (4:50.34) and Alisha Fitch (4:56.91) took fourth and sixth respectively. In the men's 5000m, Stephen Tankersley took third in a time of 15:44.43.
Aaron Willet took fifth in the men's 110m hurdles crossing the line at 15.41. The Tigers took a combined three top-10 finishes in the 400m hurdles. For the men, Brandon Williams (52.65) and Ojike Maat (54.65) took fourth and eighth, while Maya Williamson (1:00.75).
Sydney Wright took fourth in the women's long jump with a leap of 5.50m (18'.5"). In the men's long jump, Tuure Hollo (5.98m, 19'7.5") and Jaleen White (5.81m, 19'.75") finished 14th and 15th respectively.
In the triple jump, Manuel Ziegler took first for the men at 15.23m (49'11.75") with White taking third at 14.21m (46'7.5"). Wright took third for the women leaping 11.35m (37'3").
Moving to throwing events, five Tigers took top-10 spots in the women's shot put. Vivian Brandhoff was the top finisher taking third at 13.98m (45'10.5") with Allison Hotz (13.51m, 44'4"), Britta Jaarats (13.10m, 42'11.75"), Cyarra Wells (12.92m, 42'4.75") and Xenia Rahn (12.87m, 42'2.75") taking fifth, seventh , eighth and ninth place respectively. The men scored two top-10 finishes in the shot put with Andrew Miller (16.30m, 53'9.75") and Tom Willcox (15.15m, 49'8.5") taking fourth and eighth.
In the men's discus, Miller was the top finisher for Memphis placing fifth at 46.75m (153'4"). Willcox (40.49m, 132'10"), Terrance Reed (37.18m, 122'), Luis Hanssler (36.19m, 118'9") and Hollo (35.63m, 116'11") finished in order 11th through 14th.
On day one, the men's and women's squads each took three top-10 finishes. Miller was the top finisher for the men taking fifth at 55.79m (183'). Matt Sipe and Willcox placed in order sixth and seventh with Sipe throwing 50.27m (164'11") and Willcox recording a mark of 49.28m (161'8").
On the women's side, Jaarats was the top finisher for the women taking fourth at 47.58m (156'1"). Wells and Brandhoff placed in order sixth and seventh with Wells throwing 45.58m (149'6") and Brandhoff recording a mark of 44.05m (144'6").
The Tigers will take a week off from competition before traveling to Houston, Texas for the 2013 Conference USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships hosted by Rice University. For more information on the University of Memphis track and field program and all Tigers athletics, please visit GoTigersGo.com.