Tigers Earn Honors at the NCAA Outdoor Championships
June 6, 2013
EUGENE, Ore.- University of Memphis track and field athletes continued competition, on Thursday, at the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships.
Keyona Neal, Monica Mason, Kala Funderburk and Maya Williamson took 15th in the women's 4 x 400m relay semifinals with a time of 3:36.59. Though the Tigers were unable to finish in the top-eight to advance to the finals, they did earn All-America second team honors finishing in the top-16.
Through four events of the women's heptathlon, Xenia Rahn sits in 20th place with 3,207 points. Rahn picked up 968 points in the 100m hurdles running a personal-best of 14.07, notched 806 points in the high jump at a height of 1.66m (5'5.25"), recorded 625 points in the shot put with a throw of 11.86m (38'11") and scored 781 points in the 200m running a personal-best of 26.18. Rahn will complete the final three events of the heptathlon (long jump, javelin, and 800m) on Friday beginning at 2:30 p.m. (CT).
In the men's long jump, Luis Hanssler placed 22nd with a leap of 7.15m (23'5.5"). Hanssler notched 7.15m (23'5.5.") in his first two attempts jumping 5.36m on his third.
Friday's action from the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships will be broadcast on ESPNU beginning at 4 p.m. (CT). Results will be posted on GoTigersGo.com as they are made available.