April 5, 2014
GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Junior Tavis Bailey earned his second discus victory of the outdoor season Saturday as Tennessee finished competition at the 75th-annual Florida Relays.
Bailey threw 200 feet, 5 inches (61.10 meters) to win the discus invitational competition by nearly five feet. He also won the discus at the Alabama Relays to open the outdoor season and it was the second time he has recorded a distance of more than 200 feet.
Bailey also added a 10th-place finish in the shot put invite (17.30m/56-9.25).
The Lady Vols added another UT victory of the day, this time on the track. Brittney Jackson, Kianna Ruff, Amirah Johnson and Alexis Panisse teamed up to win the 4x800-meter relay in 8 minutes, 44.29 seconds, leading the field by a full 10 seconds.
In the field, Cassie Wertman achieved the top individual result Saturday for the Lady Vols. She was third in the shot put invitational competition in 53-10.25 (16.41m) and Aslynn Halvorson was eighth in 49-8.5 (15.15m).
Two of the men's pole vaulters were in action for the first time this season. Chase Brannon led the way, clearing 16-8.75 (5.10m) to finish sixth.
LADY VOL RESULTS AT FLORIDA RELAYS
Shot Put INVITE 3. Cassie Wertman, 16.41 (53-10.25); 8. Aslynn Halvorson, 15.15 (49-8.5)
Triple Jump 14. Allison Outerbridge, 12.41 (40-8.75)
4X100m Relay 12. Tennessee (Felicia Brown, Felecia Majors, Kasha McDougald, Emily Yarnell), 45.15
4X800m Relay 1. Tennessee A (Brittney Jackson, Kianna Ruff, Amirah Johnson, Alexis Panisse) 8:44.29; 5. Tennessee B (Chelsea Blaase, Ty-Vonna Johnson, Patavia Lowery, Caroline Duer) 9:01.51
VOL RESULTS AT FLORIDA RELAYS
Discus INVITE 1. Tavis Bailey, 61.10 (200-05)
Pole Vault 6. Chase Brannon, 5.10 (16-8.75), 18. Michael Maira, 4.80 (15-9)
Shot Put INVITE 10. Tavis Bailey, 17.30 (56-9.25)
DMR 4. Tennessee (Peter Okwera, Antonio Carter, Jeremy Dickie, Daniel Tobin) 9:59.14
! - Personal Best, $ - 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, nh - No Height, nm - No Mark, P - Pentathlon, sr - School Record, u - Undersized Track, w - wind-aided, wr - World Record