Green Wave Track Competes at Houston Classic



Jan. 23, 2005

HOUSTON, Texas - Helmi Leppanen registered a second-place finish in the shot put to lead 19 Tulane individuals in action on Friday at the Leonard Hilton Memorial Invitational at the Yeoman Field House on the campus of the University of Houston.

Leppanen, who is Tulane's record-holder in the shot put, notched a season-best effort of 47 feet, one and three-quarters inches in that event on Friday as 11 individuals recorded personal records.

Freshman Shanon Beelendorf, in her collegiate debut in the high jump, leapt five feet, four and a half inches, the third-best mark in Tulane history. Beelendorf also had a personal-best in the 200-meter dash while helping the 4x400 relay team to fifth place.

Senior Camilla Hatlen had a personal-best effort in the long jump, clearing 18 feet, 11 and a quarter inches to take third place in that event, while classmate Sarah Bumby broke six minutes in the indoor mile for her first time.

Other personal records were turned in by Taneekwa Ross (60 meters), Tyquana Livingston (60 meters and 200 meters), Jill Shriver (5,000 meters), Lauren Swenson (5,000 meters), Christina Tegbe (long jump) and Brianne Darragh (shot put).

Tulane is back in action on Friday evening at the LSU Invitational.

Tulane Results
Houston Classic
January 21, 2005
(flat 200 meters)

60 Meters
Gloria Asumnu, 7.54 - Prelims (season-best)
Gloria Asumnu, 7.56 (6th place) - Finals
Angel Dooley, 7.81 - Prelims (season-best)
Taneekwa Ross, 7.84 - Prelims (P.R.)
Tyquana Livingston, 7.86 - Prelims (P.R.)
Marilyn Sauls, 8.26 - Prelims
Christina Tegbe, 8.47 - Prelims



200 Meters
Shanon Beelendorf, 26.26 (P.R.)
Taneekwa Ross, 26.91 (P.R.)

400 Meters
Tahira Wiggins, 59.39

One Mile
Sarah Bumby, 5:53.20 (P.R.)

5,000 Meters
Jill Shriver, 20:47.27 (P.R.)
Lauren Swenson, 21:12.95 (P.R.)

4x400 Relay
Dooley, Asumnu, Livingston, Beelendorf, 3:54.01 (5th place)

High Jump
Shanon Beelendorf, 1.64m, 5-04.50 (P.R.) - third best in school history

Long Jump
Camilla Hatlen, 5.77m, 18-11.25 (P.R.) - 3rd place
Christina Tegbe, 4.93m, 16-02.25 (P.R.)
Marilyn Sauls, 4.69m, 15-04.75 (season-best)

Triple Jump
Christina Tegbe, 11.13m, 36-06.25 (season-best)

Shot Put
Helmi Leppanen, 14.37m, 47-01.75 (season-best) - 2nd place
Jelena Jurlina, 13.00, 42-08.00
Brianne Darragh, 9.33m, 30-07.50 (P.R.)