Lady Tigers set for Vanderbilt Invitational
April 16, 2004
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - The University of Memphis Women's Track team will compete in the 14th annual Vanderbilt Track and Field Invitational scheduled April 16-17 at the Commodore track facility off Natchez Trace.
The meet will feature the Lady Tigers top distance runners led by senior Ali Baker who will run in the 800m and 1500m. The distance events will take place Friday in which several of the Lady Tigers will have an opportunity to compete. Six Lady Tigers will compete in the 1500m and 11 will compete in the 800m. Nora Nemere will compete in the 5000m run for the first time this spring and Kara Cassel, whom ranks eighth in C-USA in the 3000m Steeplechase, will compete in that event. The two-day meet will commence on Saturday as the sprinting events get underway. Junior Sue-Ann Bowen will compete in the 400m as she works toward an NCAA Regional Qualifying time in the event. Josetta Brooks has entered in the 100m and 200m and Sheena Ohlig will compete in the 100m hurdles and 100m dash. Many youngsters will also run for the Lady Tigers as they have entered five racers in the 100m, four in the 200m and four in the 400m.
Several American and foreign Olympic hopefuls are pre-entered to compete, including American hurdler Danielle Carruthers, American 200-400 meter specialist Milton Campbell, MTSU sprinter Rosemary Okafor, Kenyan middle distance runner Eliud Njubi and triple jumper Andreja Ribac of Slovenia.
The invitational, which has nearly 600 entrants from 23 colleges and 11 track clubs, is free to the public. The meet starts Friday afternoon with field events and all distance races, then continues Saturday at 10:00 a.m. Results will be available on www.gotigersgo.com Saturday evening.
Vanderbilt Invitational Schedule