Track Wins Eight Events at Auburn Invitational

March 18, 2002 · MT Media Relations
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. - Middle Tennessee won two women's and six men's events during Saturday's Auburn Springtime Invitational in Auburn, Ala., including a school-record set by sophomore Chris Koger in the high jump.

Koger cleared a personal-best and school record 7-1.75 to win the high jump and provisionally qualify for the NCAA Outdoor Championships. The 6-4 sophomore from LaVergne, Tenn., had previously jumped 7-0.25 at the Last Chance Meet in Ames, Iowa, on March 2.

Brad Orr won the 110m hurdles in 14.66 and took third in the 400m hurdles in 53.52, finishing behind teammate and event winner DJ Spann in the 400. Spann won the event in 52.41.

Also on the men's side, Godfrey Herring started the outdoor season much like he finished the indoor campaign, winning the 200m in 21.22, while freshman Wesley Dupar-Scott took first in the 100m in 10.66. The 4x100m relay team of Orr, Mardy Scales, Omar Ali and Herring also won, finishing in a time of 40.40.

Other notables for the men: Anthony McGary finished fourth in the 3000m steeplechase in 10:04.39, and Lindsey Sims came in fourth in the javelin with a mark of 179-7.

For the women, the Lady Raiders won both the long jump and triple jump, taking the top six spots in the long jump and six of the top eight positions in the triple jump.

Stephany Reid took first in the long jump, clearing 18-10, and finished second in the triple jump with a mark of 40-5. Letitia Eady won the triple jump with a mark of 40-8.25 and was second in the long jump. Kim Freeman finished third in the triple and fourth in the long, and Kiki Deckard took third in the long jump.

Bromeka Holmes, Kishara George and Nicolette Jarrett came in second, third and fifth, respectively, in the 400m, with Holmes finishing in 55.27. Coleen Parker finished fourth in the 800m in 2:13.42, while Jennifer Howard cleared 9-8 in the pole vault to take third. The 4x100m relay team of Freeman, George, Deckard and Eady also came in third in 46.60.

The men's and women's squads will both compete in the Alabama Relays this Saturday in Tuscaloosa, Ala.

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