All notch new personal bests, with Frano and White nearly winning their respective events
Team set 16 personal records last week at South Alabama Invitational
All set personal bests during their performances
Squad looks to gain steam in a meet close to home before heading to the C-USA Championships
Student-athletes maintained a grade point average of 3.0 or better
|Santiago's Career Best Performances|
|Triple Jump||12.17m (39' 11.25") (1/20/13)|
|Triple Jump||12.06m (4/28/12)|
|Long Jump||5.17m (4/9/11)|
Indoor Track and Field: Competed in five regular season meets as well as the Conference USA Championships...competed only in the triple jump...notched a personal best, and the school's eighth best, triple jump at the Cherry and Silver Invitational (1/20/13) by notching a 12.17m (39' 11.25") leap...posted identical jumps of 12.11m (39' 8.75") at the New Mexico Classic (2/2/13) and the Conference USA Championships (2/23/13), the latter of which she scored three points for the team...jumped 12.07m (39' 7.25") at both the Tyson Invitational (2/9/13) and the Crimson Tide Opener (1/12/13)...triple jumped 11.61m (38' 1.25") at the Panther Ice Breaker (12/1/12) to open the season.
Indoor Track and Field: Competed in six of the team's seven meets...participated in the triple jump in all six meets...ranked 13th in Conference USA in the triple jump...ranked second on the team in the event...held the sixth, seventh, eighth, ninth and tenth best jumps on the team...posted a season-best jump of 11.85-meters at the Cherry & Silver Invitational (1/21)...jumped 11.80-meters at the Crimson Tide Opener (1/14) and 11.77-meters at the Conference USA Championships (2/25)...leapt 11.75-meters at the Husker Invitational (2/4) and 11.57-meters at the Birmingham Ice Breaker (12/8)...also competed in the event at the Tyson Invitational (2/11).
Outdoor Track and Field: Competed in five of the team's nine meets...participated in the triple jump in all five meets...ranked 12th in Conference USA in the triple jump...posted a season-best jump of 12.06-meters at the Golden Eagle Classic (4/28)...won the individual title with a leap of 11.80-meters at the Jaguar Invitational (3/31)...posted jumps of 11.96-meters at the South Alabama Invitational (4/14) and 11.71-meters at the Conference USA Championships (5/13)...posted a wind-aided mark of 11.96-meters at the LSU Alumni Gold (4/21). Earned Conference USA Commissioner's Honor Roll and was a member of the Tulane 3.0 Club.
Indoor Track and Field: Competed in four of the team's six meets during the indoor season...competed in the triple jump in all four meets...posted the team's best mark in the triple jump...owned a season-best leap of 11.59-meters at the Purple Tiger Invitational (1/15)...jumped 10.89-meters at the Conference USA Championships (2/26)...didn't record a mark, but competed at the Husker Invitational (2/15) and the Tyson Invitational (2/12).
Outdoor Track and Field: Competed in four of the team's 11 meets during the outdoor season...ranked first on the team in the triple jump...ranked fourth on the squad in the long jump...posted her season-best triple jump of 11.41-meters in the triple jump at the LSU Alumni Gold (4/23)...posted a leap of 11.10-meters in the triple jump at the Conference USA Championships (5/15)...landed a 5.17-meter leap in the long jump at the South Alabama Invitational (4/9)...competed in the long jump at the LSU Alumni Gold (4/23), 4.82-meters, and at the Conference USA Championships (5/14), 4.68-meters.
About Briana Santiago
Prep: Lettered twice in cross country and three times in track at Gulf Breeze High School for head coach Tom Aldridge...was named team captain during her senior season...holds the school record in the triple jump...advanced to the Florida Track and Field 3A State Championships in the triple jump as a senior and finished 3rd...also placed third at the FHSAA 3A State Championships as a sophomore...helped the squad advance to the Florida Cross Country 3A State Championships during the 2006 and 2007 seasons.
Personal: Born Briana Nicole Santiago on June 10, 1992...the daughter of Thomas and Donna Santiago...has one brother, Austin, and one sister, Alexandra.