Relays, Jordan Take Third; Brown Wins Twice

April 12, 2003 · MT Media Relations

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. - A pair of Middle Tennessee men's relay teams finished third, as did Rob Jordan in the long jump, Saturday during the final day of competition at the Sea Ray Relays in Knoxville, Tenn. LaToya Brown led a host of other tracksters at the Boston-Moon Track Classic Saturday in Nashville, Tenn., winning a pair of events.


The men's 4x400m relay team of Tim Hicks, Victor Okorie, DJ Spann and Sean Waller ran 3:08.10 to take third in the event at the Tom Black Track on the University of Tennessee campus. The Blue Raiders also finished third in the 4x110m shuttle hurdle relay, as Jasper Demps, Garland Martin, Brad Orr and Linnie Yarbrough ran 57.95.


Jordan, a fifth-year senior who has four wins already this outdoor season, including three in the long jump, finished third in the long jump on Saturday with a jump of 24-9. The jump was Jordan's longest this season by 5.5 inches. Former Blue Raider Roland McGhee won the event with a mark of 24-11.25.


Many members of the Middle Tennessee track squad participated in the Second Annual Boston-Moon Track Classic at the Edward S. Temple Track on the Tennessee State University campus, with Brown winning both the long jump and high jump and taking fourth in the 100m hurdles.


Brown set personal-bests in winning both the long jump (18-8.5) and high jump (5-6). She also ran 15.25 to take fourth in the hurdles.


Freshman Ayana Riviere finished seventh in the long jump (17-10.25), high jump (5-2) and 100m hurdles (15.66), while Meaghan Byrd placed third in shot put with a mark of 39-0. Jerkita McClorin also had a third-place finish in the javelin with a mark of 104-7.


Edwin Koech took third in the 800m in 1:59.21, while Zack Wood finished second in the 3000m steeplechase in 10:16.23. Willie Parker placed third in the short put (43-1.5), fourth in the hammer throw (130-8) and fifth in the discus (128-6). Freshman Randy McKeever came in sixth in the high jump with a mark of 5-10.


Former Blue Raider Christian Nsiah won both the 100 (10.48) and 200m (20.70) at the meet on Saturday.


Both track squads will run next Friday and Saturday at the Vanderbilt Invitational in Nashville.

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