Two to Represent Tigers at NCAA Championships
May 26, 2007
COLUMBIA, Mo. - The University of Memphis track team was unable to add to its total number of NCAA Championship qualifiers on day two of the Mideast Regional. Women's shot putter Gail Lee and men's hammer throw competitor Steffen Nerdal, who each qualified Friday, will be the Tigers' two representatives at the championship
A bright spot for the Tigers Saturday was the performance of thrower Glen Edwards, who broke his season-best in the shot put with a mark of 56-01.25. The Baltimore native finished 14th in the event.
Men's javelin thrower Christian McDonald had previously thrown a school record 213-00 this year, but the transfer from Hutchison Community College was able to reach only 184-09 on Friday, giving him a 19th-place finish.
Senior Brandon Winbush's career came to an end as he was unable to make the top-five in his event for a second straight day. The Bartlett native finished 22nd in the long jump Friday and took 15th in the triple jump Saturday.
Lee and Nerdal will compete in the NCAA Championships in Sacramento, Calif. on June 6-7.