Jordan Double-Winner at Tech

April 5, 2003 · MT Media Relations

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. - Middle Tennessee senior Rob Jordan won both the long and triple jump Saturday at the Yellowjacket Invitational in Atlanta, Ga., his third win this season in the long jump and first in the triple jump.


Jordan jumped 24-3 in the long jump to take victory over 15 competitors by more than a foot and claiming his third win in as many meets so far this outdoor season. The Orlando, Fla, native entered this year with only and outdoor season in eligibility remaining, and Jordan is making it count after battling injuries the past two seasons.


Jordan also won the triple jump at the George C. Griffin Track on the Georgia Tech campus, defeating six others with a mark of 50-9.5.


The 4x400m relay team of Victor Okorie, DJ Spann, Tim Hicks and Sean Waller won with a time of 3:07.63, while the 4x100m relay team of Spann, Brad Orr, Garland Martin and Omar Ali came in second in 40.65


Sophomore Wesley Dupar-Scott also had a good day in Atlanta, taking fourth in the 100m (10.64) and sixth in the 200m (21.43). Dupar-Scott's was the second-best collegian in the 200m.


Waller set a personal-best time of 47.03 in the 400m to take second, while Hicks was fifth in the event in 47.79.


Ali came in sixth in the 100m (10.72) and seventh in the 200m (21.44). Former Blue Raider All-American Christian Nsiah placed third in the 100m (10.50) and second in the 200m (21.10).


Spann finished second in the 400m hurdles with a time of 56.24 and was the top collegian in the event. Okorie was right behind in the event, taking third in a time of 51.09.


Senior Levi Sybert placed sixth in the 3000m steeplechase in a time of 9:27.65, while Martin was seventh in the 110m hurdles in 14.18. Martin was the third-best collegian in the hurdles.


Sophomore Rosemary Okafor had a pair of second-place finishes, running 11.45 in the 100m and 23.62 in the 200m. Georgia Tech's Amandi Rhett won both events.


Sophomore Kishara George also had a second-place finish, running 1:00.01 in the 400m hurdles in just her second try at the event. Freshman Kerry Barrow placed seventh in the 400m with a time of 56.09.


Teams participating at the Yellowjacket Invitational included: Alabama (women), Arkansas-Little Rock, Arkansas State, California, Florida State, Georgia State, Georgia Tech, Michigan (men), Middle Tennessee, North Carolina, Troy State, Tulane (women), Wake Forest, Western Carolina and Wisconsin (women).


Both track squads will take part in the Sea Ray Relays next weekend at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville.

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