@MemTigersTF_XC Women Battle Strong Field at Vanderbilt
Jan. 25, 2014
NASHVILLE, Tenn.-The University of Memphis women's track and field team returned to action at the Vanderbilt Invitational on Friday and Saturday.
DaQuanya Byrd-West placed fourth in the 60m crossing the line at 7.67 just shy of her personal best. Pulling double-duty, Byrd-West took 19th in the 200m at 25.27 with teammate Destinee Landsden placing 25th in a time of 25.55.
Landsden, also pulling double-duty, finished ninth in the 400m with a time of 57.01. Monica Mason took 14th in the 400m with a new personal-best of 57.41.
In the 800m, Maya Williamson notched a podium finish taking second at 2:08.74. Williamson's time was just shy of her program-record of 2:08.71 set in 2013. Julia Merbach (2:17.25) and Meghan Christensen (2:18.87) placed 12th and 17th respectively in the 800m.
Martina Rodriguez was Memphis' top-finisher in the mile run. Rodriguez took 11th in a time of 5:02.55, with teammate Jenney Johnston placing 23rd at 5:11.33.
Moving to field events, Laura Toldy took 12th in the high jump at a height of 1.64m (5'4.5"). In the pole vault, the Tigers placed three in the top five. Sabrina Hochreuther, Carolina Carmichael and Clara Amat-Fernandez placed third, fourth and fifth respectively with all Tigers clearing a final height 3.85m (12'7.5").
In the shot put, Vivian Brandhoff (14.78m, 48'6") and Britta Jaarats (13.79m, 45'3") placed ninth and 10th respectively. Jaarats (17.61m, 57'9.5") took sixth in the weight throw with Branhoff (14.98m, 49'1.75") taking 14th.
Memphis returns to action next Friday and Saturday at the Samford Multi and Invitational in Birmingham Ala. For more information on the University of Memphis track and field program and all Tigers athletics please visit GoTigersGo.com.