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26 top ten finishes highlight Day 2 of Yellow Jacket Invitational

Simatei wins men's 3,000 meter steeplechase; Dudley wins high jump

March 30, 2013 · @MTAthletics

ATLANTA - Robinson Simatei and Ann Dudley won Middle Tennessee's two titles, and the Blue Raiders had 26 top ten finishes on Day 2 of the Yellow Jacket Invitational, hosted by Georgia Tech.

Simatei won the men's 3,000 meter steeplechase with a time of 9:19.73, nearly two seconds in front of Georgia's Brendan Hoban.  In the women's 3,000 meter steeplechase, Autumn Gipson took fourth in 11:15.54.

Dudley, who has dominated the high jump of late, won her xx meet of the season with a height of 1.81 meters (five feet, 11.25 inches).

Emmanuel Tugumisirize and Eliud Rutto also had impressive days for MT's men.  Tugumisirize was fourth in them men's 400 meters.  His time of 46.89 was the second best collegiate performance, as the winner was unattached.  

Rutto competed in the men's 800 meters, and broke the school record while finishing as runner-up with a time of 1:49.13.  Both Tugumisirize and Rutto joined the Middle Tennessee "A' squad in the men's 4x400 meter relay, teaming with Andre Hamilton and Noah Akwu to finish second in 3:08.91.

In the triple jump, France Makabu (12.35 m) and Pershawna Williams (11.60 m) were fourth and sixth on the women's side, and Cordairo Golden was runner-up for the men with a distance of 15.77 meters.

MT will compete at the Tiger Invitational next weekend in Auburn, Ala.  The meet is scheduled for April 5-6.

Full Results (MT Only)

Women's Long Jump
7. India Hammond (5.52m / 18-1.50)
T-10. France Makabu (5.35m / 17-6.75)
12. Pershawna Williams (5.34m / 17-6.25)

Men's Long Jump
4. Kameron Rory (7.01m / 23-0.00)
7. Cordairo Golden (6.75m / 22-1.75)
-- Nigel Jones (FOUL)

Women's 1,500 Meters
18. Stephanie Smith (4:52.15)
21. Rachel Islam (4:55.04)
25. Tressanique Hampton (5:01.31)
-- Julia Kitevski (DNF)

Men's 1,500 Meters
10. Daniel Ketter (4:00.38)
21. Keith Davis (4:12.50)

Women's 100 Meter Hurdles
7. Ann Dudley (14.65 / 4.9 wind)
8. India Hammond (14.68 / -1.1 wind)
11. Christal Wilson (15.00 / 4.9 wind)

Men's 110 Meter Hurdles
13. Bryson LIllard (15.88 / -0.4 wind)

Women's 400 Meters
10. Amber Jackson (56.78)
12. Ginasia Hamilton (57.54)
25. Jasmine Nesbitt (1:03.49)
26. Sheniece Daphness (1:03.96)

Men's 400 Meters
4. Emmanuel Tugumisirize (46.89)
10. Geoffrey Akena (48.07)
12. Andre Hamilton (48.15)
14. Rycine Ellison (48.70)
15. Demetrius Shelton (48.91)
21. James Messick (49.65)
29. Lyle Haywood (52.36)

Women's 100 Meters
13. Jasmine Abrams (12.46 / -1.6 wind)

Men's 100 Meters
14. Kendall Bacchus (11.06 / -1.4 wind)
21. Daniel Mitchell (11.56 / -1.4 wind)
22. Nigel Jones (11.65 / -0.6 wind)

Women's 800 Meters
14. Stephanie Smith (2:25.18)

Men's 800 Meters
2. Eliud Rutto (1:49.13)
10. Asa Bowman (1:55.23)
12. Daniel Ketter (1:56.15)
18. Alden Dixon (1:57.09)
24. DeMarco Scales (1:58.69)
29. Jamarious Jones (2:00.05)

Women's 400 Meter Hurdles
2. Christal Wilson (1:02.23)
5. India Hammond (1:05.33)

Men's 400 Meter Hurdles
6. Bryson Lillard (57.29)
9. Junior Cadet (1:00.55)

Women's 200 Meters
29. Sheniece Daphness (26.21 / 1.0 wind)

Men's 200 Meters
14. Kendall Bacchus (22.29 / -1.4 wind)
30. Daniel Mitchell (23.70 / 0.5 wind)

Women's High Jump
1. Ann Dudley (1.81m / 5-11.25)
9. Pershawna Williams (1.60m / 5-3.00)

Women's Triple Jump
4. France Makabu (12.35m / 40-6.25)
6. Pershawna Williams (11.60m / 38-00.75)

Men's Triple Jump
2. Cordairo Golden (15.77m / 51-9.00)
-- Kameron Rory (FOUL)
-- Nigel Jones (FOUL)

Women's 3000 Meter Steeplechase
4. Autumn Gipson (11:15.54)

Men's 3000 Meter Steeplechase
1. Robinson Simatei (9:19.73)

Women's 4x400 Meter Relay
4. Middle Tennessee "A" (3:51.99)
Jackson, Abrams, Hamilton, Hampton

Men's 4x400 Meter Relay
2. Middle Tennessee "A" (3:08.91)
Tugumisirize, Hamilton, Rutto, Akwu
4. Middle Tennessee "B" (3:14.04)
Akena, Shelton, Palmer, Ellison
9. Middle Tennessee "C" (3:24.30)
Bowman, Messick, Haywood, Cadet

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