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Les Gilbert was 10th in the invitational section of the javelin throw.

Les Gilbert was 10th in the invitational section of the javelin throw.

April 24, 2011

Results


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.

SATURDAY TENNESSEE RESULTS AT THE UCSD TRITON INVITATIONAL

Lady Volunteers

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

Volunteers

Invitational Javelin Throw: 10. Les Gilbert, 181-11/55.46m; 14. Blake Hamilton, 174-4/53.14m
Invitational Hammer Throw: 11. Drew Thomas, 171-7/52.31m
Open Discus Throw: 32. Matt Darr, 143-5/43.72m

FRIDAY TENNESSEE RESULTS AT THE UCSD TRITON INVITATIONAL

Lady Volunteers

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

Volunteers

N/A

! - 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

 

 

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