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Adade, Cox Lead Tracksters at Yellowjacket

Raiders run again next week at Auburn

March 29, 2008 · Jo Jo Freeman
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. - Junior Samuel Adade won the 100-meters and sophomore Brittany Cox regionally qualified in the shot put, leading Middle Tennessee's track teams Saturday at the rain-shortened Yellowjacket Invitational in Atlanta, Ga.

What started out as a beautiful day in Atlanta quickly turned to rain and lightning, delaying the event three times before officials finally ended the meet after another lightning delay.

Adade won the 100-meters in 10.76, while junior Carl Morgan and senior Carlos Morgan finished seventh and eighth, respectively, with times of 11.11 and 11.15.

Cox placed third in the shot put with a mark of 48-3.5, almost four feet better than last week's mark at the Clemson Relays. Sophomore MeLyn Thompson just missed regionally qualifying for the second straight week, finishing seventh with a mark of 46-3.25.

Freshman Festus Chemaoi placed third in the 3000-meter steeplechase in 9:45.18 and senior Matthew Young was eighth in 10:56.58.

Carlos Morgan finished fourth in the long jump with a mark of 23-2 and Carl Morgan was fifth with a mark of 22-7.75.

Junior TraMayne Gillyard placed fifth in the 400-meters in 55.86.

"We did well for what we were able to run," head coach Dean Hayes said. "Sammy had a good 100 and Brittany regionally qualified in the shot put. It was unfortunate because it started out a great day but that changed quickly."

Full results from the meet may be found at ramblinwreck.com or deltatiming.com. The Blue Raiders run next weekend at the Tiger Track Classic in Auburn, Ala.

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