Yarbrough, Three Relays Wins in Final Day at Clemson

March 25, 2006 · MT Media Relations
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. - Middle Tennessee senior Linnie Yarbrough won for the second straight week and three relay teams claimed victories, leading the Blue Raider tracksters in the second and final day of competition at the Clemson Relays in Clemson, S.C.

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    Yarbrough claimed his second win in as many weeks and eighth in his career outdoors in the 110-meter hurdles, finishing in 13.97. Junior Juan Walker was right behind, placing second in a personal-best 14.13.

    Two women's relay teams - the 4x100 and 4x200-meter squads - both posted wins.

    The 4x100-meter team of freshman Erika Palmer, senior Candice Robertson, sophomore Antranette Stringer and junior Tiffany Owens won with a time of 46.53, while the 4x200-meter squad of freshman TraMayne Gillyard, Stringer, junior Shanna-Kay Campbell and Owens claimed victory with a time of 1:39.11.

    The men's 4x200-meter relay team of junior Jermaine Barton, junior Daryl Terrell, junior Sean Waller and senior VanTonio Fraley won with a time of 1:26.98.

    The women's team had three seconds, two thirds and two fourth-place finishes on Saturday.

    Freshman Ashleigh Thaler placed second in the 10000-meters with a time of 42:14.08, while Robertson was second and the top collegian in the 100-meter hurdles in a time of 14.06 and junior Veronia Patterson came in second in the 400-meter hurdles with a time of 1:02.91.

    Sophomore Stephanie Tamgho, who won the long jump on Friday, claimed third in the triple jump with a mark of 39-7, while sophomore Sierra Douglas was fifth in the same event with a mark of 38-11.75.

    The women's distance medley relay team of sophomore Marjorie Gombert, senior Kerry Barrow, freshman Carlissa Shaw and senior Sara Lunning placed third with a time of 13:03.44. Palmer came in fourth in the 100-meters in 12.55, while Owens was sixth in the 100 in 12.65.

    Senior Meaghan Byrd came in fourth in the hammer throw (147-4), fifth in the shot put (40-11.75) and seventh in the discus (129-10).

    On the men's side, Fraley finished fourth in the 100-meters in 10.94 and Terrell was eighth in 11.08.

    The men's distance medley relay team of junior Tony Carufe, freshman Tavaris Leak, senior Derek Dell and senior Jonathan Guillou posted a second-place finish with a time of 10:29.65. The men's 4x1500-meter relay of Carufe, Dell, Guillou and sophomore Matthew Young placed sixth with a time of 17:01.96.

    Senior JJ Strum finished third in the triple jump with a mark of 47-8.5, while senior Julius Defour tied for third in the high jump, clearing 6-4.75.

    Junior Willie Parker came in fifth in the shot put with a mark of 48-3.5 and was eighth in the hammer throw with a mark of 152-5, while junior James Thomas finished fourth in the discus with a mark of 163-4 and was sixth in the shot put with a mark of 47-6.25.

    Both Middle Tennessee teams will participate in the Yellowjacket Invitational next Saturday in Atlanta, Ga. Full results from the Clemson Relays may be found at clemsontigers.com.

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