Tulsa's Track and Field Posted 12 Top-5 Finishes on Day Two
May 16, 2008
El Paso, Texas -
The University of Tulsa's track and field team finished in the top-5 12 times on the second day of the Conference USA Outdoor Championships at Kidd Field on the UTEP campus in El Paso, Texas. After day two, the women's squad was in fourth-place, while the men sit in sixth. The C-USA meet will be completed tomorrow, May 17th.
The Golden Hurricane had two second-place finishes on day two. Freshman Brianna Steel moved up from eighth in the heptathlon to second with 4,503 points. On day two, she finished first in the heptathlon 800m with a time of 2:27.35 and second in the heptathlon javelin with a distance 31.75m (104-02). Also placing second was junior Kris Karnes, who picked up second in the prelims of the 400m hurdles with a time of 54.15.
Tulsa picked up two third-place finishes in women's jumps. Sophomore Caitlin Clancy matched her school record in the pole vault with a height of 3.70m (12-01.50), while senior Katy McGillen won bronze in the javelin with a throw of 44.73m (146-09).
TU had five fourth-place finishes. Freshman Jennifer Mace placed fourth in the prelims of 200m with a time of 54.59. While in the men's 400m prelims, sophomore Attila Korosi finished fourth with a time of 47.75. Red-shirt freshman Mark Davidson finished behind three UTEP runners in the preliminaries of the 800m with a time of 1:55.27. The Golden Hurricane also finished fourth in both the men's and women's 3,000m steeplechase. Sophomore Ashlea Gilfillan finished in a time of 11:01.03, while fellow sophomore Josh Butts ran in a time of 9:38.50.
Tulsa rounded out the top-5 finishes with three seniors picking up fifth-place finishes. Kyle McGillen was fifth in the long jump with a distance of 7.01m (23-0.00). April Montgomery placed fifth in the 400m hurdles prelims with a time of 1:00.90. Lastly Joel Stansloski finished fifth in the 3,000m steeplechase behind teammate Butts with a time of 9:40.38.
The C-USA Outdoor Championships conclude tomorrow in El Paso, Texas.
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