Hyman Places Third in College Division Women's Triple Jump at Penn Relays
April 29, 2005
Philadelphia, Pa. - Senior Lisa-Marie Hyman was the top Memphis performer on the first day of the Penn Relays, as U of M athletes struggled on the first day of the prestigious meet in Philadelphia, Pa.
Hyman posted a solid effort in the triple jump, recording a leap of 40-05.00" (12.32m) to place third in the women's college division of the event. Though slightly substandard for the Kingston, Jamaica native, the jump still eclipsed the NCAA Regional qualifying standard and positioned Hyman in front of top competitors from all over the country.
In men's action, it was a tough day for all of the U of M athletes. Brandon Winbush, the only Tiger to compete in an individual event on Friday, could only muster a bound of 22-08.00" (6.91m), well off his typical marks, but did manage to finish 10th in the men's college division of the long jump.
The pair of Tiger relay teams competing at the meet, the 4x100m and 4x400m squads, logged times of 42.24s and 3:18.88, respectively, each finishing fifth in their heats. Neither team was able to advance to event finals on Saturday.
The only remaining Memphis athlete to compete at the Penn Relays will be Janon Busby, who will participate in the men's college division of the triple jump, which is scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday.
A majority of both the Tiger and Lady Tiger squads that did not travel to Philadelphia will additionally be in action on Saturday, as the take part in the Indian Classic, hosted by the University of Louisiana at Monroe in Monroe, La.
Results and recaps for both the Indian Classic and the men's triple jump at the Penn Relays will be posted at gotigersgo.com following the completion of competition.