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Walker Wins 60-meters, Cox Sets School Record at UK

Walker places in four events, Reid finishes second

January 13, 2007 · MT Media Relations
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. - Juan Walker won the 60-meter dash and freshman Brittany Cox set a school record in the weight throw, highlighting Middle Tennessee's efforts over the weekend at the Kentucky Invitational in Lexington, Ky.

Walker, a senior jumper/hurdler/sprinter, won the 60-meters in 6.77 against a very strong field, while freshman Duronal Monal was seventh in 6.86.

Walker also placed second in the 60-meter hurdles in an NCAA provisional time of 7.77 and just two-hundredths off the school record of Jasper Demps. Walker finished second in the long jump with a mark of 24-7 and came in sixth in the triple jump with a mark of 48-10.

Cox, in just her second meet as a Blue Raider, broke the school record of Meaghan Byrd by three inches, posting a mark of 56-3 in the weight throw. Another freshman, MeLyn Thompson, finished eighth in the shot put with a mark of 44-8.

Elsewhere for the women, junior Stephanie Tamgho tied for seventh in the long jump with a mark of 18-2.5 and was eighth in the triple jump with a mark of 39-3.25.

For the men, Carl Morgan finished seventh and Carlos Morgan was eighth in the triple jump with marks of 48-4.5 and 47-11, respectively.

Senior Orlando Reid placed second in the 200-meters in 21.37, just shy of an NCAA provisional mark.

"This was a good opening meet for us as we get back into things and get started this year," head coach Dean Hayes said. "Juan had a really good day and Brittany really has a chance to break the Sun Belt record by the end of the year."

Middle Tennessee hosts the Blue Raider Invitational next Saturday at Murphy Center, with Illinois and Western Kentucky among participating teams. Full results from this weekend's meet may be found http://www.ukathletics.com/doc_lib/KYInv07_bothdayrez.htm.

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