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UT'S CHAMPION AUTOS IN 200 METERS; DMR CRUISES ON FINAL DAY AT TYSON INVITATIONAL
Courtney Champion

Courtney Champion

Feb. 10, 2007

Complete Results


FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. -- Junior Courtney Champion zipped to one of the best times in the world for the second day in a row, and Tennessee's distance medley relay unit raced to victory in impressive fashion, as the eighth-ranked Lady Vols closed out their highly-productive stay at the Tyson Invitational Saturday afternoon at the Randal Tyson Track Center.

In the prelims of the 200-meter dash, Champion (Lawrenceville, Ga.) registered the second-fastest readout in UT annals and the number-four mark in the world this season. Her 23.10 NCAA automatic qualifying mark won heat four and stands just behind her own school record of 22.98, which she charted as a freshman in finishing third at the 2005 NCAA Indoor Championships. Champion, who has now punched her ticket to the 2007 NCAA Indoor meet in the 60 and 200 meters, did not run in the final due to a coach's decision.

Also in the 200m, freshman Lynne Layne (New Rochelle, N.Y.) had a career-best readout of 23.85 to meet the NCAA provisional qualifying standard for the first time in her collegiate career. She also earned a lane in the final and wound up seventh in 24.07 while running her biggest race as a Lady Vol. Layne also appeared in the consolation final of the 60m dash, covering the distance in 7.48 to grab third place.

The Big Orange distance medley relay put together the third-best effort in school history and the fourth-fastest time this season in the NCAA ranks. The combination of freshman Rose-Anne Galligan (County Kildare, Ireland), junior LaTonya Loche (Bastrop, La.), senior Leslie Treherne (Chesapeake, Va.) and sophomore Sarah Bowman (Warrenton, Va.) covered the distance in a provisional output of 11:11.32 to easily defeat runner-up Duke (11:15.20). They toppled UT's previous best this season of 11:14.01, which the same quartet recorded at the Penn State National Invitational on Jan. 26.

Sophomore Alicia Essex (Purcellville, Va.) came through with a second-place effort in the college division of the pole vault. Her clearance of 12 feet, 6 3/4 inches on her opening height was the second-best barrier she had navigated in her career behind a 12-8 mark at Penn State two weekends ago. She missed on all three tries at 12-11.75.

In the first event of the day for Tennessee, UT's Sunshine State freshmen, Jackie Areson (Delray Beach, Fla.) and Kelly Parrish (Ocala, Fla.), each logged personal bests in the college division of the 3000 meters. Areson's effort of 9:51.45 was good for fifth place, while Parrish took seventh in 9:53.27. Those clockings represented improvements of roughly 10 and 20 seconds, respectively.

Elsewhere, sophomore Celriece Law (Denver, Colo.) settled for 14th in the championship division of the triple jump at 39-5 1/4. Additionally, Phoebe Wright, a walk-on from Signal Mountain, Tenn., continued to display consistent improvement in the 800 meters. She lowered her career topper from 2:15.22 to 2:13.76 today to wind up 14th in the college division of the 800 meters.

The Lady Vols will train for the next two weeks and then head to Lexington, Ky., for the Southeastern Conference Indoor Championships on Feb. 23-25 at the University of Kentucky's Nutter Fieldhouse.

SATURDAY, FEB. 10
EVENT (NCAA DIV. I QUALIFYING MARKS)
Coll. 3000m (Auto: 9:15.00, Prov: 9:34.00)b 10:00 a.m. CT
5th Jackie Areson 9:51.45b!
7th Kelly Parrish 9:53.27b!
Coll. 200m Prelims (Auto: 23.30, Prov: 23.90)b 10:45 p.m. CT
Adv. Courtney Champion 23.10pb*/1st, ht. 4 (3rd)
17th Lynne Layne 23.85pb!+/1st, ht. 11
Coll. Pole Vault (Auto: 4.20, Prov: 3.95) 11:00 a.m. CT
2nd Alicia Essex 12-6.75/3.83m
Coll. Shot Put (Auto: 16.90, Prov: 15.20) Noon CT
20th Amara McKell 43-8/13.31m
22nd Shanna Dickenson 43-1/13.13m
Coll. 800m (Auto: 2:05.20, Prov: 2:09.00)b 12:30 p.m. CT
14th Phoebe Wright 2:13.37b!
Coll. Triple Jump (Auto: 13.30, Prov: 12.65) 3:00 p.m. CT
14th Celriece Law 39-5.25/12.02m
nm Brittany Daniels  
Conso. 60m Final (Auto: 7.27; Prov: 7.44) 3:15 p.m. CT
3rd Lynne Layne 7.48
Coll. 200m Final (Auto: 23.30, Prov: 23.90)b 3:45 p.m. CT
7th Lynne Layne 24.02b
dnr Courtney Champion Coach's decision
DMR (Auto: 11:09.00, Prov: 11:30.00)b 3:55 p.m CT
1st Rose-Anne Galligan/LaTonya Loche
Leslie Treherne/Sarah Bowman
11:11.32b+
Conso. 60mH Final (Auto: 8.15; Prov: 8.43) 4:15 p.m. CT
DQ Pavi'Elle "Tiki" James False Start
FRIDAY, FEB. 9
EVENT (NCAA DIV. I QUALIFYING MARKS)
Coll. Long Jump (Auto: 6.40, Prov: 6.10) 11:00 a.m. CT
8th Lynne Layne 18-9.25/5.72m
22nd Celriece Law 17-6/5.33m
Coll. Wt. Throw (Auto: 21.00, Prov: 19.00) Noon CT
4th Shanna Dickenson 63-11.50/19.49m+
Coll. 60mH Prelims (Auto: 8.15; Prov: 8.43) Noon CT
Adv. Celriece Law 8.42p+/2nd, ht. 2
11th Pavi'Elle "Tiki" James 8.52p/2nd, ht. 1
16th Nia Ali 8.61p/2nd, ht. 7
38th Leigh Ann Burton 9.05p/4th, ht. 4
Coll. 5000m (Auto: 16:08.00, Prov: 16:42.00)b 12:40 p.m. CT
2nd Katie Flaute 16:24.41!+
3rd Katie Van Horn 16:32.79!+
Coll. Mile (Auto: 4:40.00; Prov: 4:48.00)b 1:20 p.m. CT
9th Kelly Parrish 4:58.63b!
10th Rolanda Bell 4:58.82b
13th Jackie Areson 5:00.23b
16th Felicia Guliford 5:00.39b
37th Carly Matthews 5:20.93b
Coll. 60m Prelims (Auto: 7.27; Prov: 7.44) 2:00 p.m. CT
Adv. Courtney Champion 7.22p!*/1st, ht. 6
Adv. Cleo Tyson 7.34p+/3rd, ht. 6
18th Lynne Layne 7.54p/3rd, ht. 7
42nd Pavi'Elle "Tiki" James 7.82p/6th, ht. 7
Coll. 400m (Auto: 52.40, Prov: 54.40)b 2:40 p.m. CT
DQ LaTonya Loche 53.91b+ (Lane Violation)
54th Phoebe Wright 58.08b!
Champ. Mile (Auto: 4:40.00; Prov: 4:48.00)b 4:00 p.m. CT
1st Sarah Bowman 4:40.72b!+
9th Rose-Anne Galligan 4:46.32b!+
Coll. 60mH Final (Auto: 8.15; Prov: 8.43) 4:25 p.m. CT
4th Celriece Law 8.32!+
Coll. 60m Final (Auto: 7.27; Prov: 7.44) 8:50 p.m. CT
1st Courtney Champion 7.21!*
dnr Cleo Tyson 
b - Banked Track Qualifying Standard, dnf - Did Not Finish, dnr - Did Not Run, DQ - Disqualified, f - Facility Record, fts - Flat Track Qualifying Standard, m - Meters, mr - Meet Record, nm - No Mark Recorded, p - Prelims, s - School Record (Indoors), u - Undersized Track Qualifying Standard, * - NCAA Automatic Qualifier, + - NCAA Provisional Qualifier, ! - Personal Record (Indoors), ^ - Oversized Track Qualifying Standard

 

 

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