Yarbrough Earns Spot in NCAA Championships

May 28, 2005 · MT Media Relations
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - Middle Tennessee junior sprinter Linnie Yarbrough posted the fifth fastest time in the 110-meter hurdle finals at the NCAA Mideast Regional to earn a trip to the NCAA Track and Field Championships June 8-11 in Sacramento, California.

Yarbrough clocked in a time of 13.89 at the Robert C. Haugh Track & Field Complex on the Indiana University campus, to earn his first trip to the NCAA Championships. It will be the first time this season the Blue Raiders will send a participant to the championships, as no one qualified for the indoor events earlier in the year.

The Blue Raiders had numerous athletes close out their seasons on Saturday.

Junior sprinter Van Fraley placed fourth in his heat with a time of 21.25 in a timed trial event and didn't post a fast enough time to finish in the top eight. Senior Laetitia Florimond closed out her career at Middle Tennessee with a toss of 123-04 in the javelin and a heave of 46-03.50 in the shot put, but neither mark was good enough to advance to the finals.

A pair of freshman jumpers got their first taste of an NCAA regional as Stephanie Tamgho competed in the long and triple jump and Sierra Douglas in the triple jump. Tamgho posted a mark of 18-02.25 in flight two of the long jump and she also notched a leap of 38-03.25 in the triple jump. Also in the triple jump, Douglas bested her teammate with a mark of 38-04.75. Middle Tennessee finished out the night with the 4x400 meter relay team. Blue Raiders Kerry Barrow, Antranette Stringer, Shanna-Kay Campbell and Kishara George clocked in a time of 3:41.39 to finish out the season.

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