Davidson Provisionally Qualifies for NCAA Indoors on Final Day at Tyson Invitational
Feb. 14, 2009
Fayetteville, Ark. - Sophomore Mark Davidson set a NCAA provisional qualifying mark in the 3,000 meters on Saturday to complete a successful weekend for the Tulsa track and field team at the Tyson Invitational in Fayetteville, Ark.
Davidson finished third in the 3,000-meter championship run with a personal-best time of 8:03.81. The time also marks the second-fastest time in school history behind Edwin Henshaw's time of 7:58.82, set in 2007.
As a team, Tulsa turned in six top-10 performances on the final day of action at the Tyson Invitational. The women's squad was led by freshman Melanie Cleland's sixth-place finish in the 3,000-meter championship run (9:56.93), junior Tayler Rigsby's eighth-place mark in the 800 meters (2:11.00), and sophomore Brianna Steel's fifth-place finish in the high jump (5-01.75).
Sophomore Jennifer Mace also ran the second-fastest time in school history in the 200 meters with a time of 24.15, finishing 13th in the competition.
The men's team received a pair of top-10 performances from freshmen Daniel LePage and Mitch Johnson who finished seventh and eighth, respectively, in the 5,000 meters. LePage clocked a time of 15:29.12 and Johnson finished in 15:30.79.
The Tulsa track and field team will take next weekend off before heading to the Conference USA Indoor Championships on Feb. 27-28, in Houston, Texas.
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