Mother Nature Halts Day 1 of NCAA Mid-East Regional Championships
May 28, 2005
Bloomington, Ind. - The action on day one of the NCAA Mid-East Regional Championships was moving along well until Mother Nature stepped in at around 8:30 pm Friday night. Rain and lightning then halted the meet with several events, including the men's long jump, in which Tiger Brandon Winbush was competing, still to be decided.
Even with day one shortened, one Tiger did have time to put up a solid effort in his first Regional competition. Sophomore Norbert Gulyas, who ranked 42nd in the Region entering the meet, posted a toss of 160-09" (49.00m) in the discus to move up 20 spots and record a 22nd place finish. Auburn's Edis Elkasevic won the event with a throw of 188-05" (57.43m).
After the shortened day one, action at the Mid-East Regional is scheduled to resume this morning with events that began last night to be completed first, followed by Saturday's full slate of competition.
Winbush and the rest of the long jumpers, will recommence at approximately 12:10 pm determine their Regional Champion. Following that, the four remaining Regional competitors from Memphis will spring into action at various times throughout the day. Chen Edri, will be the first to compete when she enters the high jump at 12:05 pm before throwing in the javelin at 3:10 pm.
Lisa-Marie Hyman and Janon Busby will close out the meet for Memphis when they vie for their respective triple jump titles in the final field events of the meet. The pair of seniors are scheduled to take to the runway at approximately 6:00 pm.
Results and recaps from all of Saturday's action will be posted at gotigersgo.com following the completion of competition, while live results for the meet can be followed at www.iuhoosiers.com throughout the day.