Memphis Set for Auburn Tiger Classic
Go Tigers! The Tigers return to action this weekend at the Auburn Tiger Classic.
Go Tigers!
The Tigers return to action this weekend at the Auburn Tiger Classic.
Go Tigers!

April 4, 2013

Memphis Track and Field Notebook 

AUBURN, Ala.-After a week off from competition, University of Memphis track and field squads return to action, on Friday, at the Auburn Tiger Classic. The two day meet marks the first of two trips the Tigers will take to Auburn University this outdoor season.

The Auburn Tiger Classic is the third meet of the outdoor season for Memphis. The Tigers will face strong competition with teams from the SEC, Big 10 and Big 12 conferences set to compete at the event.

Friday's action begins at 4:30 p.m. (CT) with the hammer (men followed by women), javelin (women followed by men) and triple jump (men followed by women). The meet will resume on Saturday at 11 a.m. (CT) with remaining field events, with a full slate of running events set to start at 12 p.m.

Final results from both days will be posted on as they are made available.

Tigers in the USTFCCCA Regional Rankings
Four Tigers are making some noise in the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association South Region event standings. For the men, sprinter Brandon Williams ranks sixth in the 400m hurdles with his season best of 53.77.

In throwing events, Yannik Schaly and Kyle Bynum make an appearance in the South Region top eight. Schaly ranks sixth in the shot put (17.23m, 56'6.5"), with Bynum Checking in at fifth in the javelin (64.17m, 210'6"). For the women, Vivian Brandhof ranks eighth in the shot put with her season best of 14.42m (47'3.75").

Last Time Out
The Tigers last competed at the Vanderbilt Black and Gold Invitational on March 22-23. Memphis athletes picked up two wins and several top-10 finishes.

Austin Crenshaw took first in the men's pole vault clearing a height of 4.96m (16'3.25"). In the women's pole vault, Carolina Carmichael (3.61m, 11'10") took second with Janelle Mason(3.46m, 11'4.25") and Clara Amat-Fernandez (3.31m, 10'10.25") placing fifth and sixth.

In the men's shot put, Yannik Schaly placed first with a throw of 17.23m (56'6.50"). For the women,Vivian Brandhoff took sixth in the shot put with a new personal-best of 14.42m (47'3.75").

Moving to track events, Kala Funderburk took second in the women's 200m in a time of 24.35 with Byrd-West taking sixth at 24.85. DaQuanya Byrd-West also took sixth in the 100m in a time of 12.15.

Tyrell Forde took ninth in the men's 110m hurdles with a time of 15.27. In the men's 400m hurdles the Tigers picked-up to top-10 finishes with Brandon Williams taking seventh (53.77) and Ojike Maat (55.16) placing 10th.

Up Next for the Tigers
Memphis track and field squads will next travel to Oxford, Miss. for the Ole Miss Invitational April 13.



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