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Marshall Gears Up for Conference USA Championships

2013 Conference USA ITF Championships

Feb. 22, 2013

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BIRMINGHAM, Ala.-As the Track & Field world enters its busiest weekend of the Indoor Season, the Herd looks to join its Conference USA foes in Birmingham, Alabama for the Indoor Track & Field Championships.

In one of the program’s best indoor seasons to date, the Marshall women look to add to the six school records and multitude of personal bests they have put forth this season.

Jasia Richardson and Vanessa Jules look to duplicate their All-CUSA performances from a year ago. Richardson is the current C-USA leader in the Triple Jump and Jules is ranked second in the Pentathlon, third in the High Jump and seventh in the 60 Hurdles.

Crystal Walker and Amber Pierson look to improve on their C-USA scoring as they are ranked fourth and ninth, respectively, in the Long Jump.

Both the 4x4 and Distance Medley Relays enter the weekend seeded in the seventh position.

The Herd has a host of ladies on the cusp of breaking into the top eight as Delkira Maybin and Shyra Molton are ranked 13th and 15th in the 200. Pierson is ranked 13th in the 400 and Asia Bange is 14th in the 60 meter hurdles.

In the field events, Loren Dyer is ranked 12th in the Triple Jump, Amanda Hottenstein is 13th in the Shot Put, followed closely by freshman Bethany Drury, who is 15th. Hottenstein is also 15th in the Weight Throw.

The Herd will compete at the renowned Birmingham Crossplex, which is hosting the Championships for the second straight year.

Competition kicks off Saturday at 9 a.m. CT with Jules in the Pentathlon. Preliminary running events will take place on Saturday, with the finals to follow on Sunday. Field events will be contested on both days.

Points will be scored according to the top 8 places in each event (10-8-6-5-4-3-2-1).

In Marshall’s last meet, Celia Leonard won the 1000m race at the Ohio State Tune Up. In addition, top 10 finishes were recorded by Maybin in the 60m and 200m, Moriah Njoku (200), Hadassah Lynch (400), Lexie McEntire (800), Hottenstien (Shot Put and Weight Throw) and Drury (Shot Put).