Les Gilbert was 10th in the invitational section of the javelin throw.
April 24, 2011
By Eric Trainer, Associate Director of Media Relations
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- Competing in one of the nation's premier meets for throws events, the Tennessee track & field teams managed to record three top-10 finishes Saturday at the UCSD Triton Invitational in LaJolla, Calif.
Lady Vols Annie Alexander and Laquoya Kelly turned in seventh-place finishes in the invitational and open divisions of the shot put, respectively. Alexander's top effort, which came against a field littered with world-class athletes, was a throw of 54 feet, eight inches. Kelly posted a measurement of 44-0 3/4.
For the Vols, sophomore Les Gilbert had the top mark of Saturday's Big Orange competitors. His fling of 181-11 left him 10th in the invitational division of the javelin throw. Freshman Blake Hamilton was 14th at 174-4.
In the women's javelin throw, UT senior Holly Kane stretched the tape to 131-5 to settle for 11th, while teammate Katherine Dresch was 16th at 120-6.
Invitational Shot Put: 7. Annie Alexander, 54-8/16.66m
Open Shot Put: 7. Laquoya Kelly, 44-0.75/13.43m
Invitational Javelin Throw: 11. Holly Kane, 131-5/40.05m; 16. Katherine Dresch, 120-6/36.73m
Open Discus Throw: 10. Jessie Harrison, 144-1/43.93m
Invitational Hammer Throw: 13. Jessie Harrison, 173-0/52.74m; 18. Laquoya Kelly, 167-11/51.19
Invitational Discus Throw: 17. Annie Alexander, 161-3/49.16m
! - personal record, DNF - did not finish, DQ - disqualified, - foul, fr - facility record, FS - false start, h - heat, m - meters, mr - meet record, NM - no mark registered, NH - no height registered, p - preliminary round, sr - school record, w - wind-aided