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Raiders Win Eight Events at Clemson

Women's 4x1500-meter relay sets school record

March 24, 2008 · Jo Jo Freeman
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. - Middle Tennessee's women won three relays, sophomore Brittany Cox was first the hammer throw, sophomore MeLyn Thompson placed first in the shot put, junior Carl Morgan won the triple jump and sophomore Sarah Nambawa posted victories in the long jump and triple jump, leading the Blue Raider contingent over the weekend at the Clemson Relays in Clemson, S.C.

Nambawa picked up in the first outdoor meet of the season right where she left off indoors. The Kampala, Uganda, native recorded eight victories indoors, including six in the long and triple jump. She won the long jump with a mark of 19-1.5 and the triple jump with a mark of 42-5.5.

Carl Morgan won the triple jump with a mark of 48-2.75 and placed fourth in the javelin with a mark of 173-11.

Cox won the hammer throw with a mark of 161-1, placed second in the shot put with a mark of 44-2.5 was second in the javelin with a mark of 96-5. Thompson won the shot put with a mark of 45-7 and placed third in the hammer throw with a mark of 129-1.

The women's 4x1500-meter relay of freshman Marla Bailey, sophomore Zamzam Sangau, senior Marjorie Gombert and junior Ashley Comstock set a school-record in winning with a time of 19:45.74.

The distance medley relay of Comstock, junior TraMayne Gillyard, Gombert and Sangau won in 12:34.46, while the 4x400-meter relay of senior Antranette Stringer, Nambawa, Gillyard and Sangau placed first in 3:52.71

In other results, the men's 4x1500-meter relay of freshmen Isaac Biwott, David Emery and Festus Chemaoi and sophomore Philip Benavides finished third in 16:51.40 and the 4x200-meter relay of junior Samuel Adade, Carl and Carlos Morgan and sophomore Phillip Tanner placed third in 1:26.44.

The men's DMR of Emery, junior Daniel Oketch, Benavides and Biwott finished second in 10:47.37 and the 4x400 relay Oketch, Carl and Carlos Morgan and Emery was seventh in 3:24.15.

Junior Pete Senatus placed second in the 110-meter hurdles in 14.49, with sophomore DeRay Sloss seventh in 15.53. Adade was fourth in the 100-meters in 10.61, while Sloss finished third in the 400-meter hurdles in 54.77 and sophomore Jeremy Turner was seventh in 59.92.

Sophomore William Songock placed second in the 5000-meters in 15:49.50 and sophomore Julius Kirui was fourth in 16:09.43. Junior Tiffany Sawyer finished third in the 5000 in 19:44.76, junior Ashleigh Thaler was fifth in 19:51.02 and junior Kaitlyn Hammond placed eighth in 20:27.52.

Senior Carlos Morgan finished third in the javelin with a mark of 192-11. Sloss placed fourth in the long jump with a mark of 22-1.5 and junior Brandon Jones was sixth with a mark of 21-3.25. Jones was also sixth in the triple jump with a mark of 44-10.75.

Junior Maite Cortin placed second in the hammer throw with a mark of 155-4 and was fourth in the javelin with a mark of 63-5. Freshman Kortney Thurman finished second in the long jump with a mark of 18-11.25.

Sophomore Candace Lester was fifth in the javelin with a mark of 47-4, sixth in the shot put with a mark of 28-4.25 and seventh in the hammer throw with a mark of 107-8.

"All-in-all it was a good weekend, especially for the women," head coach Dean Hayes said. "The relays did well for both teams and the jumpers also had some good efforts. Hopefully we can build on this as the outdoor season goes along."

Complete results from the meet may be found at http://clemsontigers.cstv.com/sports/m-track/stats/2007-2008/2008od-clemsonrelays-results-all-01.html.

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