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Robertson, Tamgho Lead Tracksters at Last Chance Meet

March 4, 2006 · MT Media Relations
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. - Middle Tennessee's Candice Robertson set a personal-record in the 60-meter hurdles and Stephanie Tamgho placed second in the long jump at Saturday's NCAA Last Chance Invitational in Ames, Iowa.

Robertson ran faster in all three 60-meter hurdle races before setting her PR in the event finals. The senior ran 8.61 in the preliminaries, 8.54 in the semifinals and 8.52 in the finals, a personal record at that distance.

Tamgho jumped 19-4.25 to place second in the long jump and followed that up by tying for third in the triple jump with a mark of 37-10.75. Tamgho tweaked her already injured ankle early in the triple jump, limiting her abilities throughout the rest of the competition.

The only other Middle Tennessee athlete to participate on Saturday was junior Orlando Reid, who finished eighth in the 200-meters in 21.31 after being nosed out at the finish line. Reid pulled up lame at the finish line, leaving the rest of the 4x400-meter relay team unable to participate in the meet's final event.

Competitors for the NCAA Indoor Track & Field Championships will be announced this week, with the championships taking place March 10-11 in Fayetteville, Ark.

The Blue Raider men and women begin the outdoor season March 18-19 at the Alabama Relays in Tuscaloosa, Ala.

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