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Men's Track Win's MT Christmas Invitational

December 8, 2001 · MT Media Relations
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. - Leading only by three points over Western Kentucky, with one event left, Middle Tennessee's men's track and field team won the mile-relay to clinch the Middle Tennessee Christmas Invitational on Saturday.

Anchored by senior Godfrey Herring, the mile-relay team clocked in a time of 3:15.57 three tenths of a second over Tennessee State, to earn six points and win the meet with 76. Western Kentucky's men placed second with 71 points, third went to Tennessee State with 41 points and Belmont rounded out the men's side with 18.

In the 55-meters and 200-meters, Middle Tennessee's Mardy Scale and DJ Spann took first and second in both events. Scales won the 55-meters and the 200-meters with times of 6.21 and 21.08, and DJ Spann took second at 6.27 in the 55-meters and 21.58 in the 200-meters.

On the women's side, history was made as freshman Jennifer Howard became the first female pole-vaulter to compete for Middle Tennessee. She placed third in the meet with a jump of 10 feet, earning three points for the Lady Raiders.

Overall, the Lady Raider track and field team placed third in the meet with 49 points. Tennessee State's women won the meet with 51 points and Vanderbilt placed second with 50 points.

Sophomore jumper Letitia Eady won the long jump with a leap of 19'09.50 and was the first among collegiate in the triple jump with 40'10.25. Andreja Ribac, competing unattached, won the triple jump with a booming jump of 42'06.

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