@MemTigersTF_XC Women Shine at Home Meet

March 29, 2014

Complete Results

MEMPHIS, Tenn.-The University of Memphis women’s track and field team defended its home turf, on Saturday, at the 2014 Memphis Invitational. The Tigers took six first place finishes in their only home meet of the season.

DaQuanya Byrd-West placed first in the 100m clocking a time of 12.82 for the win. In the 200m, Destinee Landsden (24.81) took third with Monica Mason (25.51) placing sixth.

Landsden and Mason finished in order third and fourth in the 400m with Landsden crossing the line at 57.44 and Mason checking in at 58.25. In the 400m hurdles, Meghan Christensen placed fourth at 1:07.68.

Moving to the 800m, the Tigers took the top-six spots with Maya Williamson winning the race in a time of 2:09.94, just shy of the program record of 2:09.93. Jenny Johnston (2:15.90), Julia Merbach (2:16.80), Taylor Kriha (2:18.42), Nandia Taylor (2:22.94) and Martina Rodriguez (2:22.94) finished second, third, fourth, fifth and sixth respectively.

In distance events, Maven Ford placed eighth in the 1,500m with a time of 5:33.71. Alisha Fitch was the top finisher for Memphis in the 3,000m placing seventh with a time of 10:47.67.

The 4 x 400m relay team of Johnston, Rodriguez, Merbach and Laura Toldy took first in a time of 4:01.18. A second team of Tigers in the 4 x 400 of Kriha, Taylor, Christensen and Sydney Wright took fourth in a time of 4:07.94.

Moving to field events, Toldy took the high jump title clearing 1.71m (5’7.25”). Chardae Greenlee scored a win the triple jump with a leap of 12.09m (39’8”).

In the pole vault, Carolina Carmichael picked-up the win clearing a height of 3.79m (12’5.25”). Clara Amat-Fernandez (3.69m, 12’1.25”), Sabrina Hochreuther (3.69m, 12’1.25”), Kimi Jennings (3.59m, 11’9.25”) and Ofelia Carmichael (3.49m, 11’5.25”) placed third, fourth, fifth and seventh respectively.

In the shot put, the Tigers placed four in the top-10 with Vivian Brandoff leading the way in second place at 14.69m (48’2.5”). Britta Jaarats (13.72m, 45’0.25”), Cyarra Wells (13.10m (42’11”) and Courtney Krueger (12.47m, 40’11”) placed third, fourth and eighth respectively.

Brandoff also took second in the discus with a mark of 44.88m (147’3”). In the hammer throw, Wells (46.39m, 152’2”) and Jaarats (46.39m, 152’2”) placed fifth and sixth.

The Tigers return to action next Friday at the Joey Haines Invitational hosted by SEMO. For more information on the University of Memphis track and field program and all Tigers athletics please visit GoTigersGo.com.



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