Track & Field to compete at Ole Miss Invite
April 30, 2004
OXFORD, Miss.-The University of Memphis Men's & Women's track teams will compete at the Ole Miss Invite this weekend hosted by the Rebels at the Ole Miss Track & Field Complex Saturday, May 1. This weekend's meet marks the final tune-up for both teams before they travel to Louisville to compete in the C-USA Outdoor Championships on May 13-15.
Memphis currently stands with seven NCAA Regional Qualifiers in eight events and have a several other athletes on the verge of qualifying. In the 1500m, Szilard Toth, Michael Mentz, Abraham Shaposhnik and Szaboles Karadi are all looking for that elite performance that puts qualifies them for the regional. The benchmark in the 1500m is 3:48.21. Adam Martin is near a qualifying mark in the hammer throw, an event he qualified for in 2003. Janon Busby is also approaching a mark in the triple jump.
On the women's side, Sue-Ann Bowen is striving for a time in the 400m, while Cassandra Harding is working toward a mark in the triple jump. Lady Tiger distance runners Ali Baker. Kara Cassel, Michel Wilson and Daniele Riendeau are all improving their times and hope to etch closer to qualifying times this weekend.
The meet will run all day Saturday.