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Kameisha Bennett

Kameisha Bennett

June 26, 2005

CARSON, Calif. -- Former Lady Vol Kameisha Bennett became the third woman with University of Tennessee ties to earn a trip to the IAAF World Championships, as she charted a second-place finish in the finals of the 800-meter run Sunday at the USA Outdoor Track & Field Championships.

Bennett, a 2004 UT graduate, rolled to a time of 2:00.59 on the final day of the meet at the Home Depot Center to forge a runner-up finish and earn a spot on her first international squad representing the United States. She will join former Lady Vol Dee Dee Trotter (400m) and current Big Orange standout Tianna Madison (long jump) on the American team that will travel to the World Championships in Helsinki, Finland, on Aug. 6-14.

Finishing just ahead of Bennett and winning a national title was Hazel Clark, sister and pupil of Lady Vol Head Coach J.J. Clark. The former Florida All-American turned in an effort of 1:59.74 to win her first U.S. outdoor crown since triumphing at the 2000 Olympic Trials. J.J. Clark's wife, Jearl, made the finals but did not run on Sunday.

Another Clark-coached athlete, former Georgetown star Treniere Clement, fared well in the 1500 meters late Saturday night in Carson and also put herself in position for a World Championships berth. Her 4:06.73 clocking was good for first place, marking her initial U.S. title.

THURSDAY, JUNE 23 AT THE USATF OUTDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS
EVENT TIME/RESULT
Junior Discus Throw Final 5:15 p.m. ET
1st Shanna Dickenson#176-2/53.70m!
Junior 100m Dash Prelims 5:30 p.m. ET
Adv. Cleo Tyson#11.45p (w: -0.2)/1st, ht. 2
400m Dash 1st Round 7:00 p.m. ET
Adv. Dee Dee Trotter$51.81p/1st, ht. 3
800m Run 1st Round 7:40 p.m. ET
Adv. Antoinette Gorham#1st Rd. Cancelled
Adv. Kameisha Bennett$1st Rd. Cancelled
Junior 100m Dash Final 9:40 p.m. ET
1st Cleo Tyson#11.44 (w: -1.1)
5000m Run Final 10:15 p.m. ET
14th Sharon Dickie$16:18.17
FRIDAY, JUNE 24 AT THE USATF OUTDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS
EVENT TIME/RESULT
Junior 200m Dash Prelims 5:40 p.m. ET
Adv. Cleo Tyson#23.43p (w:0.5)/1st, ht 2
Long Jump Final 8:10 p.m. ET
2nd Tianna Madison#21-11.75/6.70m (w: 0.5)
400m Dash Semifinals 10:00 p.m. ET
Adv. Dee Dee Trotter$51.18p/1st, ht 1
800m Run Semifinals 10:20 p.m. ET
Adv. Kameisha Bennett$2:03.16Qp/2nd, ht 1
13th Antoinette Gorham#2:08.75p/7th, ht 2
Junior 200m Dash Final 10:50 p.m. ET
1st Cleo Tyson#22.93 (w: 0.6)
SATURDAY, JUNE 25 AT THE USATF OUTDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS
EVENT TIME/RESULT
Visa 400m Dash Final 5:02 p.m. ET
2nd Dee Dee Trotter$49.88!
SUNDAY, JUNE 26 AT THE USATF OUTDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS
EVENT TIME/RESULT
800m Run Final 5:07 p.m. ET
2nd Kameisha Bennett$2:00.59
# - Denotes Current Lady Vols
$ - Denotes Former Lady Vols

 

 

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