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Thomas Breaks School Record at Sea Ray Relays

Freshman Tenesha Hill has big day at Boston-Moon Classic

April 15, 2007 · MT Media Relations
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. - Senior James Thomas broke the school record in the hammer throw at the Sea Ray Relays and sophomore Tenesha Hill placed second in the 100-meters and fourth in the 200-meters at the Boston-Moon Classic, leading the Middle Tennessee track teams on Saturday in cold and rainy conditions.

Thomas broke his own school record in the hammer throw Saturday morning at the Sea Ray Relays in Knoxville, Tenn., posting a mark of 182-6, almost two feet further than the old mark of 180-10, also held by Thomas. The Knoxville native placed fifth in the event. Most the Saturday's events were washed out by rain.

Hill paced the Middle Tennessee contingent at the Boston-Moon Classic, finishing second in the 100 in 11.87 and fourth in the 200 in 24.74. Junior Antranette Stringer was also seventh in the 200 in 25.43 and third in the 400-meters in 58.42.

Junior Sierra Douglas posted a personal-best in the 100-meter hurdles, finishing fifth in 14.50, and senior Sara Lunning placed second in the 3000-meter steeplechase in 11:48.23.

Freshman MeLyn Thompson was the top collegian in the shot put, posting a mark of 40-11.75 and placing second. Thompson also finished seventh in the hammer throw with a mark of 122-0.

For the men, senior Tony Carufe placed eighth in the 3000-meters in 9:04.76. Freshman Freddie Ranking was seventh in the 110-meter hurdles in 15.63 and junior Matthew Young finished fourth in the 3000-meter steeplechase in 10:21.83.

Senior JaKeith Hairston placed fourth in the long jump with a mark of 23-4.5, while senior Germayle Franklin was eighth in the hammer throw with a mark of 117-8.

Middle Tennessee's men's and women's teams will participate in the Vanderbilt Invitational next weekend in Nashville.

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