Leslie and Major Medal On Day Three of C-USA Outdoor Championships
May 15, 2010
ORLANDO, Fla. – With one day of competition remaining in the 2010 Conference USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships, the University of Memphis men’s team is in seventh place with 26 points after eight scored events.
Junior jumper Jerome Leslie cleared 2.10m (6-10.75) to finish third in the high jump. The performance earned him his second outdoor and fifth career All-C-USA honor. Leslie will look for another All-C-USA performance on Sunday in the triple jump at 6:30 p.m.
Senior thrower Seth Major also picked up an All-C-USA performance in the shot put competition. With a season-best throw of 16.58m (54-04.75), he captured his third outdoor medal with a third place finish. Major will compete in the discus throw at 3:30 p.m. to close out his U of M career.
In the men’s 800m run, the Tigers had two student-athletes qualify for the finals. Junior Guy Hudson clocked a personal-best time of 1:50.96 to lead the eight qualifiers. Freshman Abdi Guleed crossed the finish line in 1:51.24 seconds to post the fourth best qualifying time.
Sophomore Robert Jackson clocked a personal-best 110m hurdle time of 14.16 seconds to qualify for the final on Sunday night at 6:35 p.m. Jackson won the heat with the time and enters the final with the highest qualifying time.
The duo of Richard Lowe and Alex Sweet qualified for the final in the 400m hurdles, slated for 7:40 p.m. on Sunday night. Lowe won his heat with time of 52.96 seconds while Sweet qualified with a time of 53.61 seconds.
Five Tigers set season or personal-bests Saturday night in their respective events. Frashod Barlow posted personal-bests in the 100m dash with a time of 10.70 seconds, missing the top-eight by one-hundredth of a second, and the 200m dash with a time of 22.04 seconds. Nick Harold clocked a personal-best time of 49.14 seconds in the 400m dash while Trent Scott (1:55.98) and Robert Skinner (1:59.00) set personal-bests in the 800m run.
Field events on Sunday begin at 1 p.m. with the women’s javelin. Track events are scheduled to start at 6 p.m. with the men’s 4x100m relay.