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Hurdlers, Sims Win in Final Day at Vanderbilt

April 23, 2005 · MT Media Relations
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. - Middle Tennessee's Linnie Yarbrough and Candice Robertson both won in the hurdles and Lindsay Sims was first in the javelin to lead the tracksters effort during the second and final day of competition Saturday at the Vanderbilt Invitational in Nashville, Tenn.

Yarbrough ran 14.23 in the 110-meter hurdles on a cold, wet and windy day at the Vanderbilt Track & Field Complex, winning his second event of the season. Robertson was also first, in the 100-meter hurdles, in a time of 14.28. Jessica Anderson placed third in the hurdles in a time of 14.64, while LaToya Brown tied for sixth in the event in 15.08.

The women's 4x100-meter relay of Kerry Barrow, Sierra Douglas, Antranette Stringer and Tiffany Owens finished second in 46.07. Laetitia Florimond placed fourth in the triple jump with a mark of 37-6, while KeKe Deckard was eighth in the event with a mark of 35-10.5.

VanTonio Fraley finished second in the 100-meters in a time of 10.74, while the men's 4x100-meter relay of Danny Catino, Fraley, Yarbrough and JJ Sturm placed sixth in a time of 44.11.

Sims won the javelin for the second week in a row with a mark of 184-11, while Julius Defour was seventh in the high jump, clearing 6-4. James Thomas placed sixth in the discus with a mark of 148-11, and was eighth in the hammer throw with a mark of 152-3.

The track teams will be split again next weekend, with a handful of competitors taking part in the Penn Relays in Philadelphia, Pa., and the rest of the squad heading to the Western Kentucky Invitational in Bowling Green, Ky.

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