Balanced effort leads No. 3 Florida to success at Rod McCravy Memorial
LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Junior Ciarra Brewer jumped her way to a meet record and season-best mark (13.33/43-9) in the triple jump at Nutter Field House.
Sophomores Shayla Sanders (7.34), Kyra Jefferson (7.34) and Destinee Gause (7.40 prelims) all clocked bests in the 60m dash Saturday, Sanders and Jefferson in finals of the event and Gause in prelims.
Florida freshman distance runner Rebekah Greene made quite the impression in the 3000m, finishing in 9:18.44 on the heels of senior Cory McGee with the fifth-fastest time in school history in her first Gator outing.
No. 5 Georgia at the Cherry and Silver Invitational
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- Junior Morgann Leleux won her second consecutive meet of the year with a season-best pole vault mark of 14 feet. Leleux had a first attempt clearance to move into the fourth spot on the national performance list, trailing the national leader by less than two inches.
Also in the pole vault, freshman Georgia Stefanidi tied for seventh with a mark of 13-2.25. This is also the seventh-best mark in school history after Stefanidi did not reach a height in her first collegiate meet last weekend.
Junior Carly Hamilton managed a third-place finish in the mile with a time of 4:44.46 as senior Leslie Boozer took sixth (4:55.76) in her final season.
No. 8 LSU at Texas A&M Triangular
COLLEGE STATION, Texas -- As she did in LSU’s season opener at the Auburn Invitational in Birmingham a week ago, Jasmin Stowers was impressive in winning the team’s first event title of the competition with a blistering run in the 60-meter hurdles.
Stowers surged into the lead over the final hurdle and powered across the finish line with a run of 8.18 seconds to beat Texas Tech’s Le’Tristan Pledger (8.26) to the tape for the title. Lady Tiger junior teammate Mariah Georgetown followed in third place with a personal best of 8.42, besting her previous PR of 8.43 set during her redshirt season in 2013.
Nataliyah Friar has already enjoyed a breakout freshman season with the Lady Tigers, despite competing in only two meets so far in 2014. She set a lifetime personal record in the long jump while eclipsing the 20-foot mark for the second week in a row with a winning jump of 20 feet, 3 inches to improve upon the season-opening mark of 20-2 ¼ she set in Birmingham last weekend.