Gulyas Qualifies for NCAA Mideast Regionals in Discus
May. 1, 2005
Monroe, La. - Memphis throwers Norbert Gulyas and Sivan Aballi each posted career days in their final meets before C-USA championships, as Gulyas qualified for NCAA Mideast Regionals in the discus and Aballi set personal records in both the discus and shot put.
Gulyas' Regional qualifying mark came on a personal-best effort of 165-04" (50.39m), which was good enough for a third-place tally in the discus. The sophomore also placed fifth in the shot put with a toss of 49-11.75" (15.23m). Darius Frye finished just behind Gulyas in the shot put, recording a personal-best effort of 49-11.25" (15.22m) to place sixth.
With the mark, Gulyas joins Janon Busby, Brandon Winbush, Daniel Kiss, Lisa-Marie Hyman and Victoria Crawford as the sixth Memphis athlete to qualify for Mideast Regionals, which will be held in Bloomington, Ind., on May 27-28.
Aballi's first personal-best came in the discus where she recorded a toss of 144-10" (44.15m), while the second came with a throw 41-07.25" (12.68m) in the shot put. The freshman placed third and fourth, respectively, in the events.
Three Lady Tigers posted runner-up finishes on the day. Chen Edri finished second in the high jump with a leap of 5-05.00" (1.65m). Chanel Dunn was runner-up to former Memphis star Keenan Gibson in the 100m with a time of 11.97s, while LaShunda Flake posted a personal-best time of 25.10s to place second in the 200m.
In other running events, Sheena Ohlig set a personal best in the 100m hurdles for the second meet in a row, placing third in a time of 14.37s, while Sue-Ann Bowen finished third in the 400m with a time of 58.14s and Mary Claire Dake finished third in the 3000m steeplechase with a time of 11:53.78.
One Lady Tiger runner, Daniele Riendeau is still set to compete this weekend, as the sophomore will take part in the 1500m at the Cardinal Invitational in Stanford, Calif. The race is slated to begin at 7:30 p.m. PST on Sunday night.
Following three busy days this weekend, the U of M track and field squads are scheduled for an off week before traveling to Houston, Texas for C-USA Outdoor Championships on May 12-14.