Deckard Wins Long Jump at Georgia Tech

April 3, 2005 · MT Media Relations
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. - Senior KeKe Deckard won the long jump and Linnie Yarbrough and Lindsay Sims both set personal records on a cold and windy Saturday at the Yellowjacket Invitational in Atlanta, Ga.

Deckard jumped 19-0 to take the long jump in her first outdoor meet of the season.

Yarbrough used a prevailing tailwind to post a personal-best of 13.59 in the 110-meter hurdles, finishing second in the event. Sims did the same in the javelin, placing second with a personal-best of 198-1.

For the Blue Raiders, VanTonio Fraley was the top collegian and finished second in the 200-meters in a time of 21.15. Freshman Alex Pruitt continued his impressive campaign in the high jump, placing third as the top collegian after clearing 6-8.75.

In the long jump, JJ Sturm was fifth with a mark of 23-3.25, while Greg Jones was also fifth in the triple jump after a mark of 47-0.75.

For the Lady Raiders, Candice Robertson finished seventh in the 100-meter hurdles in a time of 14.06, while Miranda Galloway and Sara Lunning were seventh (11:37.60) and eighth (11:43.61), respectively, in the 3000-meter steeplechase. The women's 4x100-meter relay also placed eighth in a time of 46.59.

Sierra Douglas was eighth in the triple jump with a mark of 37-3.75, and Laetitia Florimond placed eighth in the shot put with a mark of 43-3.75.

"We did well considering the conditions, very cold and extremely windy," head coach Dean Hayes said. "The meet started early in the morning and ran all day, and it was very tough battling the conditions. The kids ran as well as can be expected, and we posted some PR's."

A few members of the track squad will run next week in the Texas Relays in Austin, Texas, while the bulk of the team will run Saturday at the Ole Miss Invitational in Oxford, Miss.

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