Women's Track and Field Team Prepares for Home Meet With Competition at Alabama Relays
March 26, 2000
Tuscaloosa, Ala.-- - The University of Memphis women's track team will have the luxury of competing at home next weekend, but had to work through all the competition at the Alabama Relays this weekend first.
Senior Natalie Martindale (Kingstown, Jamaica/St. Joseph's Convent) led the Lady Tiger sprint team with a 29th-place finish in the 100-meter dash. Make that a 29th place finish out of 70 finishers, including teammates Alisha Gardner (Gary, Ind./Lew Wallace), who finished 42nd in 12.53, and Ollisha Taylor (Houston, Texas/Westbury), who finished 66th in 13.36.
Senior Carla Ross (Brownsville, TN/Haywood) and sophomore Courtney Suggs (Jacksonville, Fla./Stanton College Prep) were the lone Tigers in their respective events. Ross finished 48th in the 200-meter dash in 26.04, while Suggs finished 41st in the 400-meter dash in 1:00.13.
The Lady Tigers had three other finishers in the running events. Sophomore Wendy Ragle (Duncanville, Texas/Duncanville) finished 63rd in the 800-meter run in 2:29.48, while sophomore Lilly Lebron (New York, NY/Martin Luther), finished 54th in the 1,500-meter run in 5:10.75.
Junior Zaneta Ivy (Memphis,TN/Central), the Lady Tigers' lone hurdler, finished 38th in the 400-meter hurdles in 1:10.72.
The Lady Tigers turned in yet another strong performance in the field events, led by sophomore Barbara Wine's (Pampa, Texas/Pampa) 11th place finish in the shot put with a performance of 12.89 m (42-3.50). Junior Carla Hardy (College Park, Ga./Benjamin Banneker) finished 14th in the shot with a put of 12.64 m (41-5.75), while freshman Monique Nelson (Freeport, Texas/Brazosport) finished 16th with a 12.49m (40-11.75) mark.
Two Lady Tigers also recorded strong finishes in some events that are relatively new to them. Freshman Adria Davis (Memphis,TN/Germantown) competed in the javelin throw for just the second time in her career, finishing 30th with a throw of 26.82 m (88-0). Also adding to her resume was junior Alexandra Delatour (Cincinnati, Ohio/Princeton). Delatour finished 20th in the long jump, an event that the Lady Tigers did not have any competitors in during the outdoor season. Delatour posted a mark of 5.60 m (18-4.50) in her first long jump of the season.
29. Natalie Martindale, 12.37
42. Alisha Gardner, 12.53
66. Ollisha Taylor, 13.36
48. Carla Ross, 26.04
41. Courtney Suggs, 1:00.13
63. Wendy Ragle, 2:29.48
54. Lilly Lebron, 5:10.75
38. Zaneta Ivy, 1:10.72
20. Alexandra DeLatour, 5.60 m (18-4.50)
11. Barbara Wine, 12.89 m (42-3.50)
14. Carla Hardy, 12.64 m (41-5.75)
16. Monique Nelson, 12.49 m (40-11.75)
30. Adria Davis, 26.82 (88-0)
16. Memphis, 47.73
20. Memphis, 1:49.51
600-meter sprint medley
13. Memphis, 4:06.82