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Tulsa's April Montgomery advance to the finals of the 400m hurdles.
Tulsa's April Montgomery advance to the finals of the 400m hurdles.
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May 11, 2007

Houston, Texas - The University of Tulsa's track and field teams sent a combined 10 runners to Saturday finals and added four other top three finishes on day two of the Conference USA Championships in Houston, Texas.

In the preliminary events for the women, the 1,500m was the most successful , with Alex Becker and Marissa Saunders advancing to the final with times of 4:37.47 and 4:40.19, respectively.

Chantelle Willard moved on in the 200m with a run of 24.19, while Shameka Holloway followed in kind with a time of 54.97 in the 400m.

Dawn Nagazina turned in a run of 2:11.72 to advance in the 800m, while April Montgomery used a preliminary best time of 1:01.39 in the 400m hurdles to move on.

The women's final the Hurricane saw action in was the 3,000m steple chase where Ashlea Gilfillan set a new school record with a second place time of 10:45.92.

In the women's field event, Stephanie Jeffers posted a second place finish in the shot put with a throw of 50-4.0, while Katy McGillen added a third place finish in the javelin with a mark of 156-8, good for second on the TU all-time list.

For the men, Rickey Wilson got off to a good start in defending his hurdles championships, moving to the final in both the 110m hurdles and the 400m hurdles with times of 14.68 and 54.43, respectively.

Atilla Keresi posted a run of 47.82 in the 400m to move on, while Jordan Hughes followed in the 800m with a run of 1:53.61.



The men saw two running finals, with Joel Stansloski turning in a 9:26.83 in the 3,000m steeple chase to finish fourth.

In the 10,000m, three Tulsa runners grabbed top-5 finishes with Stansloski grabbing a third place finish in 31:01.89, while Brett Turowski followed in fourth and Eric Harris in fifth with times of 31.09.32 and 31:19.50, respectively.

In the field events, Kyle McGillen grabbed a fifth place finish in the long jump with a leap of 22-4.50.

Corey Pixley scored 5,935 points in the decathlon to finish sixth, while Thomas Stoltz picked up a seventh place finish in the javelin with a throw of 179-11.

Action at the C-USA Championships will wrap up on Saturday in Houston, Texas.

C-USA Results Women Mark Athlete Pl. 10,000m 40:20.06 Maryke Rossouw 10 41:47.94 Heather Stroeder 14

1,500m 4:37.47 Alex Becker 2 advanced to final 4:40.19 Marissa Saunders 8 advanced to final

100m 12.07 Chantelle Willard 9

200m 24.19 Chantelle Willard 8 advanced to final 25.56 Jessica Ford 19 25.92 Krystol Lartey 20

400m 54.97 Shameka Holloway 3 advanced to final 57.79 Krystol Lartey 15

800m 2:11.72 Dawn Nagazina 7 advanced to final 2:11.96 Tayler Rigsby 9

3,000m Steeple Chase 10:45.92 Ashlea Gilfillan 2 SR

100m Hurdles 15.20 Dreu Harris 14

400m Hurdles 1:01.39 April Montgomery 1 advanced to final 1:04.29 Caitlin Lynch 10 1:10.98 Dreu Harris 20

Shot Put 50-4.0(15.34m) Stephanie Jeffers 2

High Jump 5-3(1.60m) Katy McGillen t8

Javelin 156-8(47.76m) Katy McGillen 3 #2 AT 108-11(33.19m) Stephanie Jeffers 11

Men Mark Athlete Pl. 10,000m 31:01.89 Joel Stansloski 3 31:09.32 Brett Turowski 4 31:19.50 Eric Harris 5 31:35.91 Patrick McConnell 8 32:28.15 Jay Matlack 9

110m hurdles 14.68 Rickey Wilson 2 advanced to final

400m 47.82 Atilla Keresi 7 advanced to final #3 AT 48.43 Jerrod Landress 10

800m 1:53.61 Jordan Hughes 5 advanced to final 2:01.56 Nolan Jenkins 12

400m hurdles 54.43 Rickey Wilson 2 advanced to final

3,000m Steeple Chase 9:26.83 Joel Stansloski 4 #4 AT 9:35.43 Brett Turowski 6 10:4.61 Patrick McConnell 9

Javelin 179-11(54.84m) Thomas Stoltz 7

Long Jump 22-4.50(6.82m) Kyle McGillen 5 20-3.50(6.18m) Thomas Stoltz 10

Decathlon 5,935 Corey Pixley 6