Lady Tiger Track Home This Weekend
March 31, 2000
Memphis, Tenn.-- - The University of Memphis track teams will participate in their only home meet of the season, beginning with the men's and women's hammer throw and 10,000 meter run, Friday. The Tigers will co-host the Big Cat Classic with Rhodes College.
There will be six NCAA Division I schools at the meet: Memphis, Ole Miss, Arkansas State, Arkansas-Little Rock, UT-Martin and Jackson State University. There will also be nine NAIA or NCAA Division II or III teams at the meet: Rhodes College, Washington University, Oberlin College, Mississippi College, Hendrix College, Henderson State, Harding University, University of Dallas and Southern Arkansas University.
The Lady Tigers will open the meet with their strong field corps in the hammer at 4 p.m., Friday. Juniors Kameilah Amaya and Carla Hardy are both ranked in the top eight in C-USA in the hammer. Amaya is fourth with a season-best 47.06 meters, while Hardy's best distance is 40.86 meters. Amaya is also ranked in the discus.
Two freshmen have worked on their throwing events early in the outdoor season. Adria Davis is ranked 12th in the javelin throw with a distance of 29.80 meters, while Monique Nelson is ranked fifth in the shot put with a 12.88 meter effort. Nelson is right behind sophomore teammate Barbara Wine in the C-USA rankings for the shot. Wine has a season-best 13.14-meter effort in the shot through the first two meets of the season.
Junior Alexandra Delatour is helping the team by adding the long jump to her repertoire. Delatour, who has not completed in the long jump since high school, first competed in the event at the Alabama Relays last weekend and is currently ranked fourth in the conference with her 5.60 meter finish.
The Lady Tiger sprinters are also off to a good start despite stiff competition and stiff legs from training prior to the Alabama Relays. Senior Natalie Martindale, who finished 29th out of 75 finishers in the 100 at the Relays, has the sixth-fastest 100 time in the league (11.95). She is also ranked sixth in the 200 with a time of 24.44 seconds.
Due to injuries, the Lady Tigers distance runners have not competed in either of the previous two meets, so Memphis is looking to get points from its other competitors, including lone hurdler Zaneta Ivy. Ivy has a season-best time of 1:10.72 in the 400 hurdles.
The schedule for events is as follows:
FRIDAY, MARCH 31
4:00 p.m. Hammer (W-M)
4:30 p.m. Women's 10,000-meter run
5:30 p.m. Men's 10,000-meter run
SATURDAY, APRIL 1
9:00 a.m. Discus (W-M)
Long Jump (M-W)
High Jump (W-M)
11:00 a.m. Pole Vault (W-M)
12:00 p.m. Javelin (M-W)
Women's 4 x 100 relay
12:10 p.m. Men's 4x100 relay
Note: All running events on rolling schedule after 4x100 relay
12:20 p.m. Men's 3000 steeplechase
12:30 p.m. Triple Jump (M-W)
12:35 p.m. Women's 1500 meter run
12:45 p.m. Men's 1500 meter run
1:00 p.m. Women's 100 high hurdles
1:10 p.m. Men's 110 high hurdles
1:20 p.m. Women's 400
1:30 p.m. Men's 400
1:40 p.m. Women's 100
1:50 p.m. Men's 100
2:00 p.m. Shot Put (W-M)
2:10 p.m. Men's 800
2:20 p.m. 20 MINUTE BREAK
2:40 p.m. Women's 400 hurdles
2:50 p.m. Men's 400 hurdles
3:00 p.m. Women's 200
3:10 p.m. Men's 200
3:20 p.m. Women's 3000
3:40 p.m. Men's 5000
4:05 p.m. Weightman's Relay
4:15 p.m. Women's 4x400 Relay
4:25 p.m. Men's 4x400 Relay