Tigers Eye War Eagle Invitational
April 19, 2012
"This meet at Auburn is a pivotal weekend for us," said head coach Kevin Robinson. "This is the point of the season when we start to back off on the training a little bit, and start to think about getting a little sharper for the C-USA Championships and the post-season. This is the time when we have to buckle-down and put up some big marks."
Day one of the War Eagle Invitational kicks off Friday at 4:30 p.m. with the men's and women's hammer throw, javelin throw. The meet continues on Saturday with a full slate of track and field events set to being at 11:30 a.m. Results from the War Eagle Invitational will be posted on GoTigersGo.com as they are made available.
Runners Seeking NCAA Berth
On the West Coast, Lingley and Maglasang will run in the 1,500m run, while Fiege chases the post-season in the 800m run. In Kansas, Kuhman will run in the men's 10,000m run. Results from both events will be posted on GoTigersGo.com as they are made available.
Where the Tigers Stand
Two Tigers make an appearance in the NCAA Division I top 30 with individual performances. Sophomore Darius Lynwood (2.18m) is tied for 16th in the men's high jump. Senior pole vaulter Karlis Pujats ranks 30th with his school-record vault of 5.26m.
On the NCAA Division I East Qualifier List, Lynwood checks in at ninth in the high jump, with Pujuats standing at 15th in the pole vault. Senior hurdler Robert Jackson is back in the NCAA East 110m hurdles top 20 with his latest performance of 10.05 leaving the senior tied for 18th. Freshman Xenia Rahn makes her first appearance in heptathlon checking in at 12th.
Lynwood, Pujats, and Jackson currently rank first in their respective events in C-USA, while Rahn ranks second. Memphis holds a combined 42 top 10 positions in the C-USA individual event rankings.
Last Time Out
Hotz placed in the top spot with a throw of 14.06m in the women's shot put. Lingley (2:11.75) ran away with first in the women's 800m run, while Fiege (1:51.61) took the top spot for the men.
Running at the Sea Ray Relays hosted by the University of Tennessee, sophomore Kala Funderburk set a new school record and took first in the women's 400m dash crossing the line at 53.97. Funderburk surpassed Wanda Hooker's time of 54.40 set in 1979.