Busby, Winbush, Kiss Qualify for NCAA Regionals at Ole Miss Invitational
April 2, 2005
Oxford, Miss. - It was another great day for the Memphis jumpers at the Ole Miss Invitational, but this time it was the U of M men who produced two NCAA Regional qualifiers, as Janon Busby and Brandon Winbush met regional standards. The Tigers also saw their first regional qualifier in a running event, with Daniel Kiss punching his ticket for the regional meet.
Busby, the reigning Conference USA indoor triple jump champion, recorded a leap of 50-00.75" (15.26m) in his top event to place second in the meet and surpass the qualifying mark for Mid-East Regionals. The senior also placed fifth in the high jump with bound of 6-04.75" (1.95m).
Winbush, set a personal best of 24-01.00" (7.34m) in the long jump to place fifth and qualify for the regional meet. The jump marked the second time in three meets that the junior logged a personal best after he recorded his previous long at the Rhodes Open, two weekends ago.
Kiss, who was competing in the 100m hurdles for the first time this season, logged his qualifying mark with a time of 14.02 in his specialty event. The tally was good enough for a third-place finish.
In other action for the U of M men, Willie Green set a personal best in the 100m. His time of 10.66 bested his previous mark of 10.71, set just two weeks ago at Rhodes, and gave him a third-place finish in the event.
On the women's side, the day was a struggle for many of the team's top competitors. Lisa-Marie Hyman was the highest Lady Tiger finisher, as she placed third in the triple jump with a leap of 40-07.00" (12.37m).
Additionally, Victoria Crawford, Sue-Ann Bowen and Sivan Aballi each logged a fifth-place tally. Crawford registered a leap of 39-04.50" (12.00m) in the triple jump, while Bowen posted a time of 24.88 in the 200m and Aballi recorded a season-best toss of 138-01.00" (42.08m) in the discus.
The U of M track and field squads will be back in action next Saturday, April 9, when they return to Oxford for the Mississippi Open, again hosted by Ole Miss.