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Pruitt Turns in NCAA Provisional Mark in High Jump

January 29, 2005 · MT Media Relations
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - Middle Tennessee's Alex Pruitt placed second in the high jump with an NCAA provisional qualifying mark at the Hoosier Relays Saturday.

Pruitt, a freshman from Memphis, Tennessee, leapt a personal best 7-01.50, beating his previous mark of 6-06 he logged in at the Kick-Off Classic.

Van Fraley won the 60m with a time of 6.81, his first victory in the 60m this season. On the women's side, junior Candice Robertson clocked in a personal-best time of 8.59 for second place in the 60m hurdles.

Middle Tennessee also got a second-place performance from Stephanie Tamgho in the long jump, as she notched a leap of 19-01.50. Tamgho also placed sixth in the triple with a jump of 36-11.0, which was the first time she has competed in this event for the Lady Raiders.

Derek Dell placed fourth in the 5000m with a time of 15:38.17. Middle Tennessee also got a fourth place performance from Linnie Yarbrough in the 60m hurdles with a time of 8.07.

Middle Tennessee returns home on Saturday, February 5 to host the Middle Tennessee Open in the Murphy Center.

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