Feb. 24, 2013
BIRMINGHAM, Ala.-Three Marshall student-athletes finished in the top 10 of the triple jump to highlight the Herd's performance Sunday on the final day of competition at the 2013 Indoor Track and Field Championships at the Birmingham CrossPlex.
As a team, the Herd finished with 26.5 points, with 18.5 of those coming on Sunday. The 26.5 points is an increase of 7.5 over last year's total for the program.
Jasia Richardson recorded eight points when she jumped 12.55 meters for the second-best total of the day. Crystal Walker came in fifth and got four points for her 12.28 meter jump. Loren Dyer's jump of 11.59 meters placed her 10th.
Amber Pierson finished fifth in the 400 meter dash with a time of 56.07 to garner four more points for the Herd. Her time was just .05 seconds off the school record in the event.
Vanessa Jules scored a point and a half for the Herd when she tied for seventh overall with a 1.68 meter high jump.
The 4x400 meter relay team of Shanice Johnson, Dyer, Pierson and Hadassah Lynch scored a point with its eighth-place finish in a school-record 3:47.26.
Amanda Hottenstein placed 10th in the shot put with a 13.50 meter distance, followed by Bethany Drury in 20th at 11.72 meters and Elaine Derricott in 22nd at 11.07 meters.
and Alexandria Phares competed in the mile run with Govey placing 19th in a time of 5:12.64, which was a personal best by seven seconds, and Phares finishing 25th in 5:27.69.
Six student-athletes competed in the 3000 meter run, led by Celia Leonard's 19th-place finish in 10:22.02, which was a personal best by 10 seconds. She was followed by Kelley Mortakis in 21st (10:27.50-personal best by 11 seconds.), Govey in 26th (10:38.01), Sammantha Stroker in 28th (10:49.99), Lauren Bartoldson (31st, 11:05.01) and Zoe Leonard (32nd, 11:22.89).