Five U of M Athletes Set for NCAA Mid-East Regional Championships
May 25, 2005
Memphis, Tenn. - The University of Memphis track and field teams will send to five athletes to NCAA Mid-East Regional Championships this Friday and Saturday in Bloomington, Ind. Included in the group are Lady Tigers Lisa-Marie Hyman and Chen Edri and Tigers Janon Busby, Norbert Gulyas and Brandon Winbush.
A pair of Tigers will open the meet on Friday. Gulyas will be the first U of M athlete to compete, as he will take part in the discus, the first event of the meet, at 12:00 pm Friday afternoon. Winbush, who will participate in the long jump, will be the second Memphis athlete to compete when he springs into action at 6:05 pm Friday night.
Edri, the C-USA Female Freshman of the Year, is the only athlete who will compete in more than one event, as she will open competition for the U of M on Saturday, entering the high jump at 12:05 pm and the javelin at 3:10 pm.
Hyman and Busby will close out the meet when they vie for their respective triple jump titles in the final field events of the meet. They are scheduled to take to the runway at approximately 6:00 pm Saturday night.
In addition, the pair of seniors, who each took home runner-up finishes in the triple jump at the Conference USA Championships two weekends ago, are the top Memphis contenders to reach NCAA Championships. Hyman, with her mark of 42-00.75" (12.82m), and Busby, with his mark of 51-00.25" (15.55m) each enter the meet sporting a ranking of 10th in the region.
The next highest rankings come from Winbush and Edri, who rank in 13th in the long jump and high jump, respectively, with leaps of 24-09.25" (7.55m) and 5-08.75" (1.75m). Edri, additionally, sits at 19th in the javelin with a throw of 142-01" (43.30m).
Gulyas rounds out the rankings for U of M competitors, claiming the 42nd spot in the discus with his throw of 165-04" (50.39m).
Results and recaps for the Mid-East Regionals will be posted at gotigersgo.com following the completion of competition on Friday and Saturday, while live results can be followed at the Indiana University website, www.iuhoosiers.com throughout the meet.