Edri Places Third in Javelin on Day 1 of C-USA Outdoor Championships
May 12, 2005
Houston, Texas - Memphis freshman Chen Edri went into Day One of the Conference USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Houston knowing she had a good shot of scoring in the javelin. No one however, would have predicted the result she posted, as the Nazaret Ellit, Israel native broke her own school record and qualified for NCAA Regionals in the event, while taking home a third-place finish and the first six points for the Lady Tigers.
Edri came up with a personal best toss on her second of six throws, but saved her best for later, when she recorded a mark of 142-01" (43.30m) on her fifth throw to break her previous record, better the Regional qualifying standard and claim her third-place tally. Edri had originally set the school record in the javelin with a toss of 136-03" (41.52m) earlier in the season.
Additionally, the third-place finish gave Edri six points and got the Lady Tiger team on the board on day one, after just two events.
The only events to be completed on the first day of the meet were the women's and men's javelin and hammer throws. The decathlon and heptathlon began on Thursday, but will not conclude until Friday.
Morgan struggled slightly in the javelin, not making the finals, but the freshman sits in 10th place in the decathlon with 3126 points after five events, and remains within striking distance of making the top eight.
Uzoh put up a solid performance in the hammer, narrowly missing a personal best, but her mark of 148-03" (45.18m) was not enough to qualify for finals.
After just the six events on Thursday, the action at C-USA Championships will pick up on Friday with a full schedule of events. Competition is set to begin at 9 a.m. with the completion of the decathlon and heptathlon. Field events are slated to begin at 2 p.m., while running events are scheduled to commence at 4:30 p.m.
Live results for the C-USA Championships can be followed at www.flashresults.com/flashtexas, with a full recap and results posted at gotigersgo.com following the completion of competition.