Memphis Native Named Conference USA Men's Track Athlete of the Week;
March 23, 2000
Memphis, Tenn.-- - University of Memphis sophomore Delvit Rogers (Memphis, TN/Raleigh Egypt) was named the Conference USA Men's Track and Field Athlete of the Week after Rogers provisionally qualified for the NCAA Championships in two events at the University of Miami Hurricane Invitational.
Rogers, who finished second in both the long jump and the triple jump at this year's indoor C-USA Championships, finished second in the long jump at Miami with a leap of 25-1.75. He also finished third in the men's triple jump with a provisional-qualifying distance of 52-8.
Rogers was not the only Memphis-native faring well at the Hurricane Invite. Junior Larry Crawford (Memphis/Craigmont) finished second in the 200 and third in the 100, while sophomore Chris Ingram (Memphis/East) finished second in the 400. Senior Jason Garrison (Memphis/Kirby), a two-time conference champion in this year's championships, also finished third in the hammer throw.
Rogers had provisionally qualified for the NCAA Indoor Championships in the triple jump, but was just shy of the NCAA qualifying distance for the 2000 Indoor Championships. The 2000 NCAA Outdoor Championships will be held at Duke University, May 31-June 3, 2000.
Both the men's and women's track teams travel to compete in the Alabama Relays this weekend. Competition began Thursday and runs through Sunday, with a bulk of the events kicking off Saturday at 9 a.m. There are approximately 50 collegiate programs competing at the Alabama meet as well as a number of unattached runners.
Following the Alabama Relays, the track and field teams return home to host the Big Cat Classic. Two events will begin on Friday, March 30th, while a majority of the competition will start on Saturday, April 1st.