MT has four top-5 finishers at Vanderbilt

Golden and Cadet both place first in respective events

December 4, 2013 · @MTAthletics

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - The Middle Tennessee men's and women's track teams had four separate athletes finish in the top-5 at the Music City Challenge Tuesday night, including two first place finishes.

The Blue Raiders received a personal-best performance by Junior Cadet in the 60-meter hurdles, placing first with a time of 8.14 seconds. Cadet's former personal-best was set last season at Niswonger Invitational, running the hurdles in 8.42 seconds.

Codario Golden finished with two top-5 performances, winning the triple jump with a leap of 15.7 meters (51'7.75" feet). Golden, whoalso performed in the high jump, cleared 1.95 meters (6'4.75") for fifth place.

For the women's squad, Pershawna Williams highlighted the Blue Raiders efforts, finishing second in the high jump, clearing 1.70 meters (5'7"). Freshman Barbara Vilson had her first top-5 finish in the high jump, finishing fifth with a leap of 1.65 meters (5'5"). India Hammonds, who never has competed in the high jump at Middle Tennessee, also set a new career-best, setting the mark at 1.60 meters (5'3").

Middle Tennessee will be back in action Saturday, when they host the Christmas Invitational on the third floor of the Murphy Center. The meet will be the lone event in Murfreesboro this season.

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