Track and Field Teams Complete Final Meets Before C-USA Indoor Championships
Go Tigers! Josetta Brooks set a new school record in a victory in the 60m hurdles at the EIU Friday Night Special
Go Tigers!
Josetta Brooks set a new school record in a victory in the 60m hurdles at the EIU Friday Night Special
Go Tigers!

Feb. 21, 2005

Feb. 21, 2005

Memphis, Tenn. - The University of Memphis track and field teams split up Friday night, Feb. 18, and hit the road for their final tune-ups before Conference USA Championships next weekend, Feb. 25-26 in Houston. The women's runners, who took part in the Eastern Illinois Friday Night Special in Charleston, Ill., were led by Josetta Brooks who won the 60m hurdles in school-record time, while the field event athletes, who participated in the SEMO Invitational in Cape Girardeau, Mo., saw thrower Gail Lee take home titles in the weight throw and shot put, setting a new school record in the weight.

Brooks claimed her victory with a time of 8.84s, exceeding both her personal-best time of 9.10s and the school record of 9.02s, which was previously held by teammate Sheena Ohlig. Ohlig also bested her school record and set a personal best in the event, placing third in a time of 8.88s.

Lee posted her best all-around performance of the season with her victories in the shot put and weight throw. Her mark of 60-04.00" (18.39m) in the weight was a season best by nearly three feet and broke Kameilah Amaya's school record for the event, while her toss of 50-03.50" (15.33m) was slightly off her season best, but was still good enough to claim top honors. Annette Uzoh also set a personal best in the weight with her toss of 49-04.50" (15.05m), placing fourth in the event.

One additional Lady Tiger took home an event title at SEMO, as Chen Edri claimed the victory in the high jump with a leap of 5-06.00" (1.68m).



At EIU, two Lady Tigers also had strong performances and set personal records in the one-mile as Becca McMahon placed second in a time of 5:11.19 and Mary Claire Dake finished fifth with a time of 5:25.45.

The U of M men, who competed only in the field events, added several quality performances at SEMO. J.D. Erickson set a new personal best of 60-07.25" (18.47m) in the weight throw, placing second, and recorded a third-place finish in the shot put with an effort of 54-08.25" (16.67m). Norbert Gulyas also set a personal best in the shot, with his fourth-place toss of 53-07.75" (16.35m).

In other action, Janon Busby grabbed the victory in the high jump with a season-best leap of 6-06.00" (1.98m) and Brandon Winbush won the long jump with a season-best effort of 22-08.00" (6.91m).

The U of M track and field teams will now have one final week of preparation to hone their skills for the C-USA indoor meet, which will be held Feb. 25-26 at Yeoman Fieldhouse on the campus of the University of Houston.

Full Memphis Results from EIU Friday Night Special

60m Dash Chanel Dunn 7.67 8th LaShunda Flake 7.93 15th Josetta Brooks 7.98 N/A Sheena Ohlig 8.13 N/A

200m Sue-Ann Bowen 25.74 8th Chanel Dunn 25.81 9th LaShunda Flake 27.06 17th

400m Sue-Ann Bowen 59:08 9th Ashley Stewart 1:05.71 17th Zsofia Nagy 1:06.73 20th

800m Heather Woolls 2:52.25 10th Karin Brooks 2:57.27 11th

Mile Becca McMahon 5:11.19 2nd Mary Claire Dake 5:25.45 5th Kimberly McVeigh 5:51.34 15th

60m Hurdles Josetta Brooks 8.84 1st Sheena Ohlig 8.88 3rd

Full Memphis Results From SEMO Invitational


55m Jason Morgan 7.08 6th

High Jump Janon Busby 6-6 (1.98m) 1st

Long Jump Brandon Winbush 22-8 (6.91m) 1st

Triple Jump Brandon Winbush 43-6.75 (13.28m) 1st

Shot Put J.D. Erickson 54-8.25 (16.67m) 3rd Norbert Gulyas 53-7.75 (16.35m) 4th Jason Morgan 36-5.5 (11.11m) 12th

Weight Throw J.D. Erickson 60-7.25 (18.47m) 2nd

Pole Vault Jason Morgan 12-0 (3.66m) 2nd


High Jump Chen Edri 5-6 (1.68m) 1st

Long Jump Maria Majzik 17-1.75 (5.23m) 7th

Triple Jump Cassandra Harding 35-4.75 (10.79m) 5th

Shot Put Gail Lee 50-3.5 (15.33m) 1st Annette Uzoh 39-4.75 (12.01m) 5th

Weight Throw Gail Lee 60-4 (18.39m) 1st Annette Uzoh 49-4.5 (15.05m) 4th

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