Tigers Post Improvements On Day One of LSU Relays
March 26, 2010
Baton Rouge, La. – The University of Memphis track and field team continued to record improvements this weekend after day one of the LSU Relays on Friday.
Senior throwers Karmyn Clarke and Angela Wigley finished eighth and ninth, respectively, in the hammer throw competition. Clarke set a season-best with her toss of 49.36m (161-11) and Wigley improved with a new season-best mark of 47.66m (156-04).
The Tiger men’s throwers collected three top-10 performances in the hammer throw. Junior Knut Syversen led the Memphis finishers with a season-best throw of 56.71m (186-01) to finish fifth. Senior Harding Zills finished seventh with a mark of 52.02m (170-08) while freshman Tom Wilcox posted a ninth-place season-best throw of 49.96m (163-11).
The Lady Tigers finished second in the sprint medley relay. Junior LaShundra Kershaw, sophomore Keyona Neal, freshman Monica Mason and sophomore Kayleigh Brown combined for the finish with a time of 4:01.83.
In the women’s high jump, the Lady Tigers collected two more top-10 performances. Sophomore Vivian Haynes finished tied for seventh with a season-best leap of 1.62m (5-03.75) and freshman Kirsten Berding finished tied for 10th with a season-best jump of 1.57m (5-01.75).
The Tigers posted a second-place finish in the 4x800m relay with a time of 7:39.53. Freshman Abdi Guleed ran the first leg followed by freshman Trent Scott, junior Guy Hudson and freshman Brieuc Vandeleene.
Junior hurdler Holland Thomas qualified for the finals in the 400m hurdles with a time of 1:03.54. The time ranks seventh among the qualifiers for the finals on Saturday.
Memphis had two athletes qualify for the finals in the men’s 400m hurdles on Saturday. Junior Richard Lowe ranks fifth with a mark of 53.66 seconds while junior transfer Nick Harold crossed the line ranked seventh with a qualifying time of 53.88 seconds.