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UT's Essex Wins Pole Vault at WKU Invitational
Annie Alexander

Annie Alexander

April 26, 2009

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. -- The University of Tennessee's Alicia Essex collected her third victory in the pole vault in as many meets, doing so Saturday afternoon at the Western Kentucky Invitational.

Essex, a senior from Purcellville, Va., was the only Lady Vol in action at WKU, but she made an impact. For the third straight meet, she came away a winner in the pole vault, this time clearing 12 feet, four inches to capture first-place honors. She owns the No. 2 vault ever by a Lady Vol at 13-7 1/4 this season.

Out in LaJolla, Calif., meanwhile, the throwers were in action at the UCSD Triton Invitational. Sophomore Annie Alexander once again delivered UT's best performance, taking second place in the shot put at 51-7 1/4. Arizona State's Sarah Stevens took top honors at 55-5 1/2. Lady Vol rookies Laquoya Kelly and Akeela Bravo, meanwhile, finished 16th and 29th, respectively, with best tosses of 44-0 and 35-5 1/4.

In the javelin throw, sophomore Holly Kane was the Big Orange's top finisher. She placed fourth with a fling of 134-4. Redshirt freshman Brittany Napoli, meanwhile, was 15th at 100-11.

THURSDAY, APRIL 23 AT PENN RELAYS
EVENT (NCAA DIV. I QUALIFYING MARKS)
(3) Coll. 400mH (Regional: 1:00.82) 10:00 a.m.
33rd Ellen Wortham 1:03.45/5th, ht. 5
48th Amanda Alexander 1:04.73/8th, ht. 1
(12) 4x100m Relay Prelims (Regional: 45.70) 1:00 p.m.
Adv. Celriece Law/Ashley Harris 45.36#/2nd, ht. 4 (7th)
Ellen Wortham/Lynne Layne
(283) Coll. Long Jump (Regional: 19-8.25/6.00m) 4:00 p.m.
12th Lynne Layne 18-10.50/5.75m
19th Celriece Law 18-3/5.56mw
(60) Distance Medley Relay Champ. (Not An NCAA Event) 5:25 p.m.
1st Phoebe Wright/Kimarra McDonald 11:02.11
Chanelle Price/Sarah Bowman
(76) Coll. 5000m (Regional: 16:52.00) 8:30 p.m.
1st Jackie Areson 16:11.71!#
12th Katie Van Horn 16:37.79!#
THURSDAY, APRIL 23 AT PUMPING IRON DISCUS CLASSIC
EVENT (NCAA DIV. I QUALIFYING MARKS)
Discus A Flight (Regional: 155-2/47.30m) 5 p.m.
4th Annie Alexander 180-9/55.09m#
Discus B Flight (Regional: 155-2/47.30m) 5 p.m.
4th Akeela Bravo 140-5/42.80!#
FRIDAY, APRIL 24 AT PENN RELAYS
EVENT (NCAA DIV. I QUALIFYING MARKS)
(116) 4x100m Relay Champ. (Regional: 45.70) 1:10 p.m.
5th Celriece Law/Ashley Harris 44.89#
Ellen Wortham/Lynne Layne
(124) 4x1500m Relay Champ. (Not An NCAA Event) 1:30 p.m.
1st Chanelle Price/Phoebe Wright 17:08.34 wrarcrmrfs
Rolanda Bell/Sarah Bowman
(148) 100m Prelims (Regional: 11.75) 3:35 p.m.
Adv. Lynne Layne 11.70p# (w; 1.2)/5th, ht. 2 (9th)
(137) 100mH Prelims (Regional: 13.92) 3:40 p.m.
16th Celriece Law 13.70p# (w: 0.2)/3rd. ht. 1
FRIDAY, APRIL 24 AT UCSD TRITON INV.
EVENT (NCAA DIV. I QUALIFYING MARKS)
Inv. Hammer (Auto: 5,500; Prov: 5,050) 1 p.m.
23rd Akeela Bravo 156-7/47.74m!
27th Laquoya Kelly 151-1/46.06m
39th Holly Kane 125-9/38.33m
Inv. Discus (Regional: 155-2/47.30m) 5 p.m.
4th Annie Alexander 188-9/57.53m#
45th Akeela Bravo 124-4/37.91m
SATURDAY, APRIL 25 AT PENN RELAYS
EVENT (NCAA DIV. I QUALIFYING MARKS)
(231) 4x800m Relay Champ. (Not An NCAA Event) 2:00 p.m.
1stKimarra McDonald/Sarah Bowman/Chanelle Price/Phoebe Wright8:17.91arcrmrfrs
SATURDAY, APRIL 25 AT UCSD TRITON INV.
EVENT (NCAA DIV. I QUALIFYING MARKS)
Javelin (Regional: 142-6/43.45m) 12:30 p.m.
4thHolly Kane134-4/40.95m
15thBrittany Napoli100-11/30.77m
Inv. Shot Put (Regional: 46-11/14.30m) 6:00 p.m.
2ndAnnie Alexander51-7.25/15.73m#
16thLaquoya Kelly44-0/13.41m
Open Shot Put (Regional: 46-11/14.30m) 7:30 p.m.
29thAkeela Bravo35-5.25/10.80m
SATURDAY, APRIL 25 AT WKU INV.
EVENT (NCAA DIV. I QUALIFYING MARKS)
Pole Vault (Regional: 12-7.50/3.85m) 11 a.m.
1stAicia Essex12-4/3.76m
* All Times Eastern
KEY
# - NCAA Regional Qualifier, * - NCAA Automatic Qualifier, + - NCAA Provisional Qualifier, ! - Personal Record (Outdoors), ar - American Record, cr - College Record, dnf - Did Not Finish, dnq - Did Not Qualify, dnr - Did Not Run, dns - Did Not Start, dq - Disqualified, f - Facility Record, fs - False Start, h - Hand Times, mr - Meet Record, nm - No Mark, p - Prelims, s - School Record (Outdoors), wr - World Record.

 

 

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