FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. -- All it took was a hop, skip and a jump for junior Andrea Linton to punch her ticket to the NCAA Indoor Championships as she automatically qualified in the triple jump on the final day of competition at the Tyson Invitational.
From Walt Murphy's News and Results Service...Adam Nelson, who set a big personal best of 72-5 at the Millrose Games on February 1, entered new territory at the Tyson Inv. on Friday when he exploded in the 3rd round of the shot put with a toss of 73-6(22.40). That's the longest throw in the world in almost twenty years. World Record holder Randy Barnes threw 74-4 1/4(22.66) and East Germany's Ulf Timmermann 73-11 3/4(22.55) in 1989. Former Arkansas All-American Christin Wurth-Thomas, running on her home track. won the women's mile in 4:27.18 to move ahead of Vicki Huber (4:28.31) into the #3 spot on the all-time U.S. peerformers' list, trailing only Mary Slaney(4:20,5) and Regina Jacobs(4:21.79).The meet will be shown today on ESPN from 5-7pm (Check your local listings).
NEW ORLEANS - Freshman Laurie Dalrymple ran a season-best time in the 3,000-meter run, and sophomore Nicolette Taku placed 10th in the triple jump to lead the Tulane University women's track and field team Saturday at their respective meets - the Iowa State Classic and the Tyson Invitational.
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. -- Senior Nadia Alexander followed Al Fullwood's lead from yesterday by breaking the school record in the shot put with a throw of 53 feet, 7.50 inches for a collegiate fourth-place finish and the top mark in the conference. The throw is made even more impressive by the fact she improved her NCAA Provisional Mark by over a foot and half and ranks her tenth in the nation.
The University of Texas Longhorms made history at the Tyson Inviational setting a Collegiate/World Record running 9:25.97. Miller (Katy, Texas) ran the 1,200-meters in 2:54.11 before exchanging with the second leg, Fortson (Fort Worth, Texas), who rounded the track twice in 46.90 for the 400-meter segment. Hernandez (Magnolia, Texas) was timed at 1:47 in the 800-meter portion of the race while Manzano (Marble Falls, Texas) ran the final 1,600-meters in 3:57.96. Click Here for Texassports.com Article
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. -- The competition is underway for the LSU track and field teams at the 2008 Tyson Invitational and three LSU standouts recorded NCAA provisional qualifying marks to highlight the early action at the Randal Tyson Track Center on Friday.
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. -- Despite lining up against many of the nation’s premier 60-meter sprinters at the college and professional levels, LSU’s Trindon Holliday outlasted them all to win the event title Friday evening in the professional portion of the Tyson Invitational.