Okafor's 400m Victory Leads Track Teams

March 23, 2002 · MT Media Relations
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. - Freshman Rosemary Okafor won the 400m, provisionally qualifying for the NCAA Championships, in leading the Blue Raider and Lady Raider track teams during Saturday's competition in the Alabama Relays in Tuscaloosa, Ala.

Okafor won the event in 53.70, ahead of 60 competitors and six spots in front of teammate Nicolette Jarrett, who came in seventh in 56.69.

Also on the women's side, Letitia Eady finished second in the long jump with a mark of 19-3.25, a team season-best for the Lady Raiders. Jameka Collins tied for fifth in the event, clearing 18-11.75, while Stephany Reid was seventh in the long jump with a mark of 18-10.5.

Amanda Forrester tied for seventh in the high jump, clearing 5-5 for an outdoor season-best for the Lady Raiders.

On the men's side, DJ Spann finished second in the 400m hurdles in 52.54, while Godfrey Herring came in second in the 400m in 46.77. Mardy Scales was fourth in the 100m in 10.69. Former Blue Raider Christian Nsiah won the 100m in 10.54 for the Middle Tennessee Track Club.

Rob Jordan came in fifth in the long jump with a mark of 23-11.5 in his first outdoor competition of the season.

Both squads will complete competition in the Alabama Relays on Sunday. The triple jump for both the men and women, the men's high jump and all relays will be run on the final day at the Sam Bailey Track on the University of Alabama campus.

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