Tigers Big Easy Bound for C-USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships
May 10, 2012
"We're ready to compete, and I feel really good about where we are and how far we've come," said head coach Kevin Robinson. "It's a very young team; I feel really good about how our freshmen and sophomores have stepped up and competed at a high level all season long. I feel like I can trust the team to go out and put everything they've got into the track."
The three day competition begins Friday at Tad Gormley stadium with the decathlon and heptathlon events at 3 p.m. followed by the men's and women's hammer throw and 10000m run. An all session pass is $15 for adults and $10 for youth. C-USA students with valid I.D. are admitted free. Results from the meet will be posted on GoTigersGo.com as they are made available.
Where the Tigers Stand
Senior Robert Jackson ranks eighth in the 110m hurdles with his season best time of 13.98. Freshman Fabian Fiege ranks seventh in the 800m run with a season best time of 1:50.09. Sophomore Darius Lynwood checks in at number four in the high jump with his mark of 2.18m (7-01.75).
Senior pole vaulter Karlis Pujats ranks eighth with his school-outdoor record of 5.26m (17-03.00). Sophomore Will Hubber takes the sixth spot in the hammer throw. Jackson, Fiege, Lynwood and Pujats' marks all rank first in C-USA, while Hubber's ranks fifth.
For the women the 4 x 400 relay team of Monica Mason, Kala Funderburk, Keyona Neal, and Maya Williamson ranks fifth in the USTFCCCA Women's South Region with their school-record time of 3:39.10. The team's mark ranks second in C-USA.
Individually Funderburk, Neal and Williamson also hold top five spots in spots in C-USA. Funderburk's school-record time of 53.76 in the 400m dash ranks third, while Neal's personal-best of 54.27 ranks fifth. Williamson's school-record in the 400m hurdles places the freshman at second in the league standings.
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