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The Finish Line -- ASC's Weekly Track and Field Notebook
March 23, 2004

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At Saturday's Indian Relays (Mar. 20), McMurry freshman Rachel Rothermel defeated three athletes from NCAA Division II Abilene Christian to win the discus throw with a toss of 43.62m, a personal record. Rothermel's performance was also good for provisional qualification to the NCAA Div. III Outdoor Track and Field Championships. . . . In addition to Quentin Lankford and Rothermel, several other Indians qualified for the NCAA III Outdoor Championships. Automatic qualification standards were met by Cody Brotherton (shot put), Darcell Edwards (long and triple jumps) while provisional qualification was gained by Jerrod Cook (hammer), LaTanya Felder (100m dash), Reginald Latimer (100m dash). Two relay teams also provisionally qualified. . . . Sophomore Courtney Chaney broke the McMurry women’s outdoor record in the hammer throw at South Plains Invitational (Mar. 6), throwing 132-6. . . . Two school distance-running records were broken at the Indian Relays: freshman Samantha Burgess in the women’s 800m at 2:22.14 and freshman Matt Brown in the men’s 1,500m at 4:04.7.

Sul Ross State recorded strong showings in field events at the Indian Relays (Mar. 20). Sophomore Jackie Edwards placed second in the javelin and fifth in both the javelin and shot put. Meredith Caffey claimed third-place in the shot put and fourth in javelin, while freshman Christina Redish finished runner-up in the shot put. . . . Two Lobos men claimed second place finishes in field events. Chris Vela posted a second-place showing in the shot put and fifth in the discus throw. Robert Williams was runner-up in the javelin throw.

The Texas Lutheran women's track and field team continued its assault on the school record book by breaking five school marks at the Texas Southern Relays (Mar. 19-20), establishing new marks in the hammer throw, the sprint medley relay, the distance medley relay, the 4x200m relay and the 4x100m relay. . . . Tiffani Hoot broke her own record in the hammer throw with a toss of 126.57 feet to finish eighth. eighth in the event and earned a point for the team. . . . Danielle Bell, Karley Beth Gilson, Casey Salinas and Kourtney West ran a 45.85 time to set the new TLU spring medley relay mark. . . . Tina Gadway, Julie Sodolak, Samara Williams and Jennifer Ybarra combined for the record 14:00.24 time in the distance medley relay. . . . The relay team of Bell, West, Williams and Natalie Wood set the TLU record in both the 4x100m (49.81) and 4x200m (1:45.57) relays.

Mississippi College freshman thrower Rebecca Crane provisionally qualified for the NCAA Championships with a toss of 129-7 at the New Orleans Invitational (Mar. 13).


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