Harrison Wins Hammer To Open Meet

March 22, 2013


STARKVILLE, Miss. - Senior Lady Vol thrower Jessie Harrison took first place and the Big Orange throwers combined for four top-five finishes in the hammer throw to open the outdoor season at Mississippi State's Conference Challenge on Friday evening.

With only the men's and women's hammer throw on day one, Harrison recorded a mark of 157-feet, 3-inches (47.92m) on her second throw of the competition. The senior edged out Ole Miss' Jazmin Miller's mark of 156-10.5 to earn 10 points for the Lady Vols in the scored meet.

In her first career meet, freshman Katelyn Williams registered a fourth-place finish after tossing the hammer a personal-best 126-feet, 5.25-inches (38.53m). The Nashville native added four points for UT.

Freshman Vol thrower Cameron Brown, who recorded a Tennessee freshman record in the weight throw during the indoor season, led the Big Orange men in the event with a second-place throw of 180-2.75 (54.93m). The mark came on the rookie's sixth and final attempt.

The Vols also got a top-five finish and personal-record performance from Deon McAdoo. The sophomore placed fourth with a PR mark of 167-5 (51.02m) to add four more points to the Vols day one total. Redshirt freshman Carson Frost finished eighth with a top mark of 143-6.75 (43.75m).

Tennessee is joining forces with Ole Miss and Mississippi State to represent the SEC in a conference vs. conference meet. The top six places in each event earn point totals of 10, 8, 6, 4, 2 and 1, respectively. The points will then be pooled together and both a men's and women's team champion will be crowned. Illinois and Purdue are carrying the banner of the Big Ten, while Missouri State (women) and Louisiana Tech represent the Missouri Valley Conference and the Western Athletic Conference, respectively.

Action continues on Saturday with a full slate of events beginning at 11 a.m. ET. The final races of the meet, the women's and men's 4x400-meter relay, will begin at approximately 5:55 p.m. ET and 6:10 p.m. ET, respectively.

Hammer Throw: 1. Jessie Harrison, 157-3/47.92m; 4. Katelyn Williams, 126-5.25/38.53m!

Hammer Throw: 2. Cameron Brown, 180-2.75/54.93m; 4. Deon McAdoo, 167-5/51.02m!; 8. Carson Frost, 143-6.75/43.75m; dns. Drew Thomas; dns. Matthew Hoty

! - Personal Best, ^ - Oversized Track, $ - SEC Record, a - American Record, b - Banked Track, c - Collegiate Record, adv. - Advanced, dna - Did Not Advance, dnf - Did Not Finish, dnr - Did Not Run, dns - Did Not Score, dq - Disqualified, F - Foul, f - Facility Record, fr - Freshman Record, fr* - Tied Freshman Record fs - False Start, H - Heptathlon, h - Hand-Timed, mr - Meet Record, nm - No Mark, p - Time Run In Prelims, P - Pentathlon, sr - School Record, u - Undersized Track, wr - World Record





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