Tigers Set for Return Trip to Kentucky
Jan. 24, 2013
LEXINGTON, Ky.-University of Memphis track and field squads return to the Blue Grass State, on Friday, for the Rod McCravy Invitational hosted by the University of Kentucky. The meet marks the second of two meets in Lexington, Ky. on the Tigers’ indoor schedule. On this second trip, multi-event athletes will get their first test of the season in the men’s heptathlon and women’s pentathlon.
In the men’s heptathlon, four Tigers will be in action including Luis Hanssler, Hollo Tuure, Tim Jones and Marc Klaschka. Klaschka holds the program record in the men’s indoor heptathlon with a mark of 5,190 points set at the 2012 Gladstien Invitational. Jones scored team points at the 2012 C-USA Indoor Championships in the heptathlon placing fifth in the event.
In the women’s pentathlon, Laura Toldy, Quaniqua Jones and Xenia Rahn are set to compete for Memphis. Toldy and Jones both scored overall team points in the pentathlon for the Tigers at the 2012 C-USA Indoor Championships placing fourth and eighth in the event respectively..
Action on both days of the two-day meet will begin at 9 a.m. (CT). Final Results from both days will be posted on GoTigersGo.com as they are made available.
Tigers Garner USTFCCCA South Region Rankings
For the women, Kala Funderburk (55.63) and May Williamson (56.23) rank No. 5 and No. 8 in the 400m South Region Rankings. Funderburk and Williamson, along with Monica Mason and Keyona Neal rank No. 4 in the 4 x 400m relay.
In field events, Xenia Rahn ranks No. 8 in the high jump with her season-best of 1.75m (5’8.75”). Pole vaulters Clara Amat-Fernandez (3.85m, 12’7.5”), Sabrina Hochreuther (3.75m, 12’3.5”) and Carolina Carmichael (3.70m, 12’1.5”) rank No. 5, No. 6 and No. 7 respectively.
For the thorwers, Vivian Brandhoff (14.42m, 47’3.75”) and Britta Jaarats (14.32m (46’11.75”) ran No. 6 and No. 7 in the shot put region standings. Cyarra Wells (18.70m, 61’4.25”) and Jaarats (18.45m, 60’6.5”) rank No. 4 and No. 6 in the weight throw.
On the men’s side, the distance medley team of Fabian Fiege, Godfrey Fayne, Keanan Joyner and James Maglasang rank No. 3 with their season best time of 10:09.64. Fayne, Ojike Maat, Luis Hanssler and Brandon Williams rank No. 8 in the 4 x 400m relay with their season best time of 3:18.22.
In field events, Georgio Lynwood’s season-best of 2.14m (7’0.25”) ranks No. 2 in the South Region. Pole vaulters Austin Crenshaw (5.25m, 17’2.75”) and Pauls Pujats (5.10m, 16’8.75”) rank No. 3 and No. 5 respectively in the event. In the triple jump, Mannuel Ziegler ranks No. 4 with his best mark of 15.48m
Throwers Yannik Schaly and Andrew Miller also make an appearance in the South Region top-15. Shacly ranks No. 5 in the shot put with a best of 17.43m (57’2.25”). Miller ranks No. 7 in the weight throw with a season-best mark of 18.27m (59’11.25”)
Recent Multi-Event Success
After sitting out of women’s pentathlon competition due to injury during the 2012 indoor season, Xenia Rahn set a new program-record in the women’s outdoor heptathlon at the Mississippi Open tallying 5,047 points. Rhan later broke her own record at the 2012 C-USA Outdoor Championships taking gold with 5,325 points. Rhan is Memphis first-ever C-USA champion in the women’s heptathlon.
Last Time Out
Freshman pole vautler Clara Amat Fernandez broke the indoor school-record and took second in the women’s pole vault with a vault of 3.85m (12-07.50). Fernandez surpassed the previous program-best of 3.75m (12’3.5”) that both Whitney Bolton and Ashton Baldwin cleared in 2008.
The Memphis men and women made a clean sweep in the high jump. Xenia Rahn took first for the women with a new personal-best of 1.75m (5’8.75”). On the men’s side, Georgio Lynwood took first at a height of 2.07m (6’9.5”). Lynwood picked up another first place finish in the men’s triple jump at 13.41m (44’).
Tiger throwers also made a clean sweep in the men’s and women’s shot put. Yannik Schaly (17.43m, 57’2.5”) and Andrew Miller (16.43m, 53’11”) placed first and second for the men. Schaly’s throw of 17.43m (57’2.5”) was a new personal-best for the freshman. On the women’s side of the shot, Vivian Brandhoff found the top of the podium with a new personal-best of 14.42m (47’3.75”).
Cyarra Wells and Britta Jaarats placed first and second in the women’s weight throw. Wells landed at a distance of 18.61m (61’.75”), with Jaarats at 18.45m (60’6.5”). Wells’ mark established a new John Craft Invitational meet record.
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