TU Track Claims 7 Titles On Final Day At MSSU Invite

JOPLIN, Mo. – The University of Tulsa track and field team captured seven individual titles and broke three facility records on the final day of the Missouri Southern State Invitational Saturday.

The Golden Hurricane dominated both mile races, with senior Paula Whiting winning the women’s mile with a facility record time of 4:46.93. Senior Melanie Cleland finished second, and sophomores Sarah Macpherson, Erin Huddleston and Ashley Scott all crossed the line right after their senior teammates. Freshman Melanie Hughes placed seventh.

Junior Carl Stones claimed the men’s mile with a time of 4:12.26. Three fellow juniors finished inside the top 10, and they were Sam Masters (fourth), Tom Marshall (sixth) and Paulo Pinheiro (eighth).

Senior Jennifer Mace dominated the 400-meter dash by breaking the facility record with a time of 55.54. The record she broke had stood since 2003. Junior Racquell Powell finished second.

The 4×400m relay squad broke a nine-year old facility record with a dominating time of 3:47.29. The team consisted of Powell, sophomore Lenora Guion-Firmin, freshman Katherine Camp and Mace as the anchor.

Camp also won the 600-yard run with a time of 1:26.64. Freshman Lauren Collette won the 800m in 2:13.94.

Sophomore Chris O’Hare claimed the men’s 800 meters in 1:52.06. Senior Justin Duncan finished third and freshman Brian Tabb placed fourth.

Sophomore Carolin Imhof finished second in the 60-meter hurdles with a time of 9.12 and junior Justin Smith finished second in the 400-meter dash with a time of 50.09.

Updated 02-06-2011

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