Program Records Fall at C-USA Outdoor Championship
May 12, 2013
HOUSTON, Texas-Memphis track and field squads completed competition at the Conference USA Outdoor Championships hosted by Rice University, on Sunday. The men's and women's teams each notched a fourth place overall finishes with the men scoring 115 points while the women tallied 79 points.
Kala Funderburk scored eight points for the women in the 400m taking silver with a new program-record of 52.61. Keyona Nealtook fifth notching five team points in a time of 54.06. Fundeburk added one more point for the women taking eighth in the 200m in a time of 28.93.
The men and women each took podium finishes in the 400m hurdles. On the women's side, Maya Williamson took silver scoring eight team points with a time of 58.97. Brandon Williamson took bronze for the men notching six points with a time of 52.20 while Ojike Maat added two points with a seventh place finish of 55.26. In the men's 110m hurdles, Aaron Willettnotched one team point with an eighth place finish of 15.21.
In the women's 4 x 400m, Williamson, Funderburk, Neal and Monica Mason took gold with a new program-record of 3:35.36 tallying 10 team points. The group broke their own record set earlier this season of 3:35.54. The men's 4 x 400m team of Maat, Williams, Godfrey Fayne and Luis Hanssler scored three points for the men taking sixth place in a time of 3:17.87. The men also picked-up two points in the 4 x 100m as Keanan Joyner, Jaleen White, Williams and Maat took seventh in a time of 44.51.
The men's and women's teams were both able to score in the 800m. Louisa Lingley (2:11.50) and Nandia Taylor (2:13.24) took fifth (four points) and seventh (two points) respectively combining for six points. On the men's side, Fayne (1:54.63) and Austin Carter(1:57.42) placed in order seventh (two points) and eighth (one point) combining for three points.
Memphis men scored 14 points in the shot put. Yannik Schaly took bronze with a new personal-best of 17.64m (57'10.5"). Fellow throwers Andrew Miller (16.08m, 57'10.5", four points), Tom Willcox (15.35m, 50'4.5", three points) and Matt Sipe(15.09m, 49'6.25", one point) placed fifth sixth and eighth respectively.
Memphis women scored nine points in the shot put. Vivian Brandhoff scored five points taking fourth place with a new personal-best of (48'11"). Britta Jaaratstallied four team points taking fifth with a new personal-best of 14.66m (48'1.25").
The men's squad added seven more points in the javelin as Kyle Bynum (62.17m, 204', five points) and Thomas Poole (58.97m, 193'6", two points) placed fourth and seventh. In the women's javelin, Xenia Rahnnotched four overall team points taking fifth with a throw of 41.64m (136'7").
The Tigers had a strong showing in the men's pole vault recording 19 overall points. Pauls Pujats took silver notching eight points at a height of 5.18m (17'). Austin Crenshaw took bronze scoring six points at 5.08m (16'8"). Nate Arnold took fourth place with a new personal-best of 4.98m (16'4") scoring five points. In the men's triple jump, Manuel Zieglertook silver at 15.27m (50'1.25") adding eight more points for the men.
In the women's high jump, Laura Toldy and Kirsten Berdingeach cleared 1.70m (5'7") placing fifth and seventh respectively according to tie-breaker rules. Toldy notched 3.5 points for her finish with Berding taking two points.
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