Zamzam Wins Twice, Thompson Sets School Record
Raiders post season, personal-bests as squads tune-up for conference championshipsApril 28, 2007 · Jo Jo Freeman
Zamzam won the 1500-meters in a personal-best 4:38.74. Then an hour later the freshman was first in the 5000-meters in 17:39.43.
Thompson, another freshman broke the school record in the shot put with a mark of 49-5.75, surpassing Laetitia Florimond's previous record in 2005 by more than two feet.
Senatus won the 400-meter hurdles in 53.25 and finished third in the 110-meter hurdles in 14.57.
Thomas won the shot put for the men with a mark of 53-8.5 and set a personal-best in the discus with a sixth-place mark of 166-0.
Elsewhere for the Blue Raider men, freshman Phillip Tanner placed second in the 100-meters in 10.78 and was eighth in the 200-meters in 22.26.
Junior Carlos Morgan came in eighth in the 400-meters in 49.87 and senior Tony Carufe finished fourth in the 1500-meters in a season-best 4:01.65. Freshman Julius Kurui placed sixth in the 3000-meter steeplechase in 9:46.02.
Senior JaKeith Hairston finished fourth in the triple jump with a mark of 46-1.5 and placed fourth in the long jump with a mark of 23-3.5.
For the Middle Tennessee women, junior Antranette Stringer was third in the 200-meters in 24.44 and junior Marjorie Gombert placed eighth in the 800-meters in 2:16.22. Sophomore Ashleigh Thaler finished eighth in the 5000-meters in 18:32.02, while junior Sierra Douglas was fourth in the 100-meter hurdles in 14.45.
Freshman Brittany Cox placed fourth in the shot put with a mark of 46-4.75 and was seventh in the hammer throw with a mark of 154-1.
"It was a good day all around, from the distance runners to the throwers as well as some sprinters," assistant coach Keith Vroman said. "It was a nice day to run and we performed very well, getting ready for the conference championships."
Middle Tennessee takes next week off before heading to Lafayette, La., May 11-13, for the Sun Belt Championships.
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