Track and Field Teams to Make Short Trip to Oxford for Ole Miss Invitational
March 31, 2005
Memphis, Tenn. - The U of M track and field teams will make the short trip south to Oxford, Miss., Saturday, April 2, to compete in the Ole Miss Invitational, hosted by the University of Mississippi.
Entering the meet, several Memphis athletes are coming off incredibly strong performances at last weekend's LSU Tiger Relays. Heading up that group for the women is senior Lisa-Marie Hyman, who shattered her own school record in the triple jump with a leap of 42-00.75" (12.82m) in a victory at LSU. The mark qualified the Kingston, Jamaica, native for NCAA Regional Championships and currently ranks her first in Conference USA, second in the Mid-East Region and fourth in the nation in the event.
Fellow senior Victoria Crawford was a second Lady Tiger to qualify for NCAA Regionals in the triple jump, as she finished third at the Tiger Relays with a mark of 41-00.50" (12.51m). The jump ranks her fourth in C-USA, fifth in the Mid-East Region and 12th in the nation.
Sophomore Daniele Riendeau turned in a third stellar performance for the Memphis women, setting a new school record of 4:35.65 in a third-place finish in the 1500m. The time currently places her in second position among C-USA performers in the event.
On the men's side, senior Janon Busby goes into Saturday's meet after a pair of third-place showings in the triple jump and high jump last weekend. The reigning C-USA indoor triple jump champion presently ranks third in the conference in both events with marks of 48-03.25" (14.71m) and 6-08.00" (2.03m), respectively.
Compeition at the Ole Miss Invitational is set to begin at 10 a.m. Saturday morning with the women's hammer and javelin throws. The first running event will be the women's 5000m, which is scheduled for 12 p.m.
A total of 12 teams, including C-USA foe Southern Mississippi, SEC powers, Alabama, Arkansas and Ole Miss and regional rival Arkansas State, are expected to join Memphis in the meet.
Results for the Ole Miss Invitational will be available at Ole Miss' website, www.olemisssports.collegesports.com and will be posted at www.gotigersgo.com following the completion of the meet.