@MemTigersTF_XC Travels to SEMO for Joey Haines Invitational
April 3, 2014
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo.- University track and field squads continue the outdoor season, on Friday, at the Joey Haines Invitational hosted by SEMO. The meet will be the first time since the 2012 season the Tigers have competed in outdoor competition at SEMO.
With two meets under their belt the Tigers look to improve on a strong start to the outdoor season. This will be Memphis’ third meet of the outdoors following solid performances at the Ole Miss Open and last weekend’s Memphis invitational.
The Joey Haines Invitational will be held at the Abe Stuber Track and Field Complex. The two day event begins Friday with the women’s and men’s hammer throw at 4:00 p.m. (CT). The meet continues Saturday with all remaining field events slated to begin at 11:00 a.m. (CT) followed by track events at 12:00 p.m. (CT). Results from the meet will be posted on GoTigersGo.com as they are made available.
Leading the Conference
Pauls Pujats ranks first in the pole vault with his program-record of 5.54m (18’2”). Pujats’ mark also ranks second in the nation on the TFRRS.org NCAA Division I Performance List and second on the NCAA East Division I Performance List.
On the women’s side of the conference standings, Maya Williamson ranks second in both the 800m (2:09.94) and 400m hurdles (59.82). In the 800m, her season best of 2:09.94 is just shy of the program-record of 2:09.93.
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Last Time Out
The 4x400m relay team of Jenny Johnston, Martina Rodriguez , Julia Merbach and Laura Toldy took first clocking in at 4:07.94. Moving to field events, Toldy took the high jump title clearing 1.71m (5’7.25”).
On the men’s side, LaForrest Church scored a win in the 400m with a time of 48.87. Running in the 800m, Godfrey Fayne took the top spot at 1:56.24. In the 1,500m, James Maglasang took the win crossing the line at 4:00.91.
Georgio Lynwood took first in the high jump clearing 2.05m (6’8.75”). In the pole vault, Puals Pujats took first with a new program-record of 5.54m (18’2”). Jaleen White also scored a win in the long jump landing at 14.30m (46’11”).