Feb. 28, 2014
BIRMINGHAM, Ala.-Marshall senior Elaine Derricott finished second in the pentathlon with a score of 3,803 points to lead the Thundering Herd Friday, on the first day of competition at the Conference USA Indoor Track and Field Championships in Birmingham. The meet is being held at the CrossPlex in Birmingham.
Marshall currently stands 12th in the team standings with eight points.
Derricott also placed 20th in the long jump (5.45 meters), as did Bethany Drury in the weight throw with a mark of 13.07 meters.
Andrea Porter notched an 18th place finish in the prelims of the 800 meter run, while Kametra Byrd's time of 7.71 seconds put her 23rd in the 60 meter dash prelims.
Tianya Hankerson posted a time of 57.86 seconds in the 400 meter dash prelims (26th) and Kearra Haynes added a 40th-place finish in the 200 meter dash (25.69 seconds).
The championship will continue Saturday, beginning with the high jump at 1 p.m. ET and ending with the 4x400 meter relay at 6:15 p.m. ET.
Full Marshall Results
2. Elaine Derricott, 3,803 points
20. Bethany Drury, 13.07 meters
21. Mercedes Dowell, 13.06 meters
20. Elaine Derricott, 5.45 meters
29. Catika Slay, 5.25
800 Meter Run (Prelims)
18. Andrea Porter, 2:23.22
400 Meter Dash (Prelims)
26. Tianya Hankerson, 57.86 seconds
27. Shanice Johnson, 57.88
33. Loren Dyer, 59.10
60 Meter Dash (Prelims)
23. Kametra Byrd, 7.71 seconds
26. Hope Julmiste, 7.73
32. Moriah Njoku, 7.86
40. Alanna Dawkins, 7.95
42. Andrea Gaither, 8.02
200 Meter Dash (Prelims)
40. Kearra Haynes, 25.69 seconds
42. Kametra Byrd, 25.82
44. Moriah Njoku, 25.94