Hammond triple jumps to C-USA best
Men's 4x400-meter relay places fifthFebruary 22, 2014 · @MTAthletics
NOTRE DAME, Ind. - India Hammond was the lone Blue Raider that produced a better season performance at the Alex Wilson Invitational Saturday, jumping 12.95-meters in the triple jump to a first place finish.
Hammond currently ranks No. 12 in the NCAA and first in Conference USA with her new personal-best distance. She eclipsed her previous mark of 12.73-meters, which was set at the TSU Invite Feb. 1.
In a change of athletes, Middle Tennessee brought Kameron Rory instead of Cordairo Golden to Notre Dame. Rory tallied distances of 7.16-meters and 14.28-meters in the long jump and triple jump, respectively.
The men's 4x400-meter relay team of Andre Hamilton, Steven Palmer, Eliud Rutto and Emmanuel Tugumisirize, placed fifth with a time of 3:08.26. The squad fell short of their season-best time of 3:08.01, which is ranked 21st in the NCAA and first in C-USA.
Middle Tennessee competes Feb. 28-March 1 at the C-USA Championships in Birmingham, Ala.
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