Tigers Prepare for Final Regular Season Meet
April 25, 2013
JONESBORO, Ark.-Memphis track and field squads return to action in their final regular season meet of the outdoor season, on Friday, at the Red Wolves Open hosted by Arkansas State University. The short trip across the Mississippi River will provide the Tigers the opportunity to post strong performances with the postseason looming.
“The meet at Arkansas State is going to be much smaller in scale,” head track and field coach Kevin Robinson said. “It will be competitive but it’s also going to give most everybody on the team multiple opportunities to sharpen up before the conference meet.”
The action begins on Friday with the men’s and women’s hammer throw at 3 p.m. (CT). On Saturday, competition resumes with field and running events beginning at 10 a.m. (CT).
“I feel like it’s a good opportunity for us to relax a little bit and not be so keyed-up because of the competition around us but rather focus on what we have to do to get better,” Robinson said. We do the same thing during indoor season when we travel to SEMO. I think we’ll come out of there with some solid performances.”
Results from both days of competition will be posted on GoTigersGo.com as they are made available.
Tigers Tracking East
Memphis Men in the NCAA East Top-48
Memphis Women in the NCAA East Top-48
Tigers in the USTFCCCA South Region Rankings 4/25/13
Five men and six women make an appearance in the South Region Event Index top-eight. For the men, Brandon Williams ranks sixth in the 400m hurdles. Georgio Lynwood is tied for fifth in the high jump at 2.15m (7’0.5”). Luis Hanssler is tied for seventh in the long jump at 7.49m (24’7”).
In throwing events, Andrew Miller sits at the No. 8 spot in the hammer with his season-best of 58.71m (192’7”). Kyle Bynum ranks eighth in the javelin with a mark of 64.17m (210’6”). In multi-event competition, Hanssler ranks third in the decathlon with his program-record 7,365 points.
On the women’s side, Kala Funderburk ranks second in the 400m with her program-record time of 52.92. Maya Williamson holds down the No. 6 spot in the 400m hurdles with her program-record 58.45. In the 4 x 400m relay, Funderburk, Williamson, Monica Mason and Keyona Neal rank second with their program-best of 3:35.54.
In field events, Sabrina Hochreuther is tied for sixth in the pole vault with her program-record of 3.90m (12’9.5”). Vivian Brandhoff checks in at the No. 8 spot in the shot put with her personal-best of 14.89m (48’10.25”).
Last Time Out
Kuhman surpassed his previous best of 31:35.91 set at the 2012 Conference USA Outdoor Championships. Fellow distance runner Godfrey Fayne took first at the War Eagle Invitational in the 800m clocking in at 1:53.61.
Kala Funderburk took third in the women's 400m at 53.30 with Keyona Neal (54.96) and Maya Williamson (56.48) finishing fifth and 13th. Neal, Mason, Funderburk and Williamson later took first in the women's 4 x 400m relay crossing the line with a time of 3:39.15.
In other action at the War Eagle Invitational, Kyle Bynum took first in the men’s javelin with a mark of 60.67m (163’2”). Fellow thrower Vivian Brandhoff took first in the women’s shot put with a mark of 14.80m (48’6.75”).
In the men’s pole vault Austin Crenshaw and Pauls Pujats each cleared 5.05m (16’6.25”) finished first and second respectively as Crenshaw cleared the height in fewer attempts. Manuel Ziegler also took a first place finish in the men’s triple jump leaping 15.49m (50’10”).
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