Track & Field completes Day 1 at Kentucky Invitational

Golden, Henry lead jumpers

January 13, 2012 · Athletic Communications

LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Middle Tennessee juniors Cordairo Golden and Kiara Henry led Middle Tennessee to a strong showing on the opening night of competition at the Kentucky Invitational.

Golden placed third in the men’s long jump with a leap of 22 feet, 11.75 inches (7.00 meters). The Memphis, Tenn., native also placed fifth in the high jump, posting a mark of 6-04.25 (1.94m).

Meanwhile Henry led the Blue Raider women jumpers with a jump of 19-02.75 (5.86m) to finish third in the long jump. Amber Dandy notched a ninth-place performance in the event with a leap of 18-04.25 (5.59m).

The Blue Raiders also received solid performances from Junior Cadet and Kameron Rory in the long jump. Cadet finished sixth with a jump of 22-00.75 (6.72m) while Rory leapt 21-02.75 (6.47m) to finish ninth.

The action continues on Saturday at 9:30 a.m. CT with the women’s high jump and the men’s and women’s triple jump.

Live statistics of the meet can be followed here. Saturday’s results will be posted on the teams’ Facebook and Twitter pages as soon as they become available with a full recap and results available on GoBlueRaiders.com.

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