Cox and Songock win at WKU Invitational

Cox earns fifth NCAA Qualifying mark in the shot put

April 26, 2009 · Christian Lemon
BOWLING GREEN, Ky. - Middle Tennessee juniors Brittany Cox and William Songock placed first overall in their respective events Saturday at the WKU Invitational hosted by Western Kentucky.

Cox continued her strong outdoor season by winning the women's shot put and discus throw. Her toss of 48-2 (14.68m) in the shot put earned her a fifth NCAA Midwest Regional qualifiying mark in the event this season. Cox topped the discus throw field with a distance of 151-7 (46.21m) before finishing second overall in the hammer throw with a toss of 164-7 (56.11m).

Leading the men's track events was Songock, who placed first out of 25 in the 5000 meters with a time of 15:16.11.

On the track for the Blue Raider women, Kiara Henry took third in the 100 meter dash with a time of 12.58. Henry also placed second in the long jump with a leap of 19-2 (5.84m).

David Emery and Isaac Biwott placed 17th and 23rd with times of 16:66.73 and 18:35.86, respectively, behind Songock in the 5000. Songock collected his second top 10 of the afternoon with a seventh-place result in the 1500 meters in 4:03.63. Teammate Julius Kirui came in 10th in 4:06.77.

Brandon Jones placed fourth in the triple jump and fifth in the long jump with leaps of 47-3.5 (14.41m) and 23-6.5 (7.16m), respectively.

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