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Robertson earns double at Rhodes

Senior takes high jump and 100 hurdles at outdoor opener

March 19, 2011 · Athletic Communications

MEMPHIS, Tenn. - For the second consecutive year, Cherice Robertson opened outdoor competition with a double as she took the high jump and 100 meter hurdles the 2011 Rhodes Open Meet on Saturday.

Robertson's leapt 5-5.75 (1.67m) in the high jump and ran 14.24 in the hurdles to garner victory in both events. Rosina Amenbede placed third in the hurdles with a time of 14.33.

In the long jump, the Blue Raiders went one, two, three with Kiara Henry winning the event with a mark of 20-1 (6.12m). Kortney Thurman placed second jumping 19-4 (5.89m) and Amenbede was third with a leap of 19-2.75 (5.86m).

France Makabu came in second in the triple jump with a jump of 39-6.5 (12.05m).

Amber Jackson won the 400-meter dash in 55.60 with teammate Nyeisha Wright placing fifth in 59.19.

On the men's side, Steven Palmer took fifth in the 400 meters, running 48.66. Natheniel Moore took eighth with a time of 49.46. Palmer also placed eighth in the 200 meters in 22.11.

In the 10,000 meters, Chris Mason, Justin Cacaro and David Boiywo to 11th, 12th and 13th respectively. Mason ran 32:06.27, Carcaro 32:07.88, and Boiywo 32:33.30.

"This meet is good to get us back in the swing of things after a few weeks off," head coach Dean Hayes said. "We did not bring an entire team because we want everyone to be rested and ready for Georgia Tech next weekend."

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