Hyman Closes Out Career in Prelims at NCAA Championships
June 11, 2005
Sacramento, Calif. - After an illustrious career at the University of Memphis, the road has finally come to an end for Lisa-Marie Hyman, as the senior failed to advance past the preliminary rounds of the triple jump Friday at the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships hosted by Sacramento State University.
Hyman struggled slightly, by her standards, on each of three jumps in prelims, and was only able to muster a leap of 40-00.50" (12.20m). The effort left the Kingston, Jamaica native in 27th place after prelims and kept her out of the Saturday's triple-jump finals.
Hyman ends her career as the most accomplished Lady Tiger jumper in history, with three Conference USA Championships, six All-Conference honors, and two NCAA Regional appearances to go along with her NCAA Championship appearance.
"Lisa has been the backbone of the women's track and field team for a long time," said Coach Kevin Robinson. "She will be greatly missed, but making it to NCAA Championships was a remarkable way to close out her career."
Hyman will now return to Memphis and plans to start work on her Doctorate's Degree in mathematics, while looking for a teaching position.