Green Wave Competes at LSU Twilight Invitational



Feb. 18, 2001

NEW ORLEANS, La. - The Tulane men's and women's track and field competed at the LSU Twilight Invitational on Friday evening. The Green Wave highlight of the meet was the triple jump of freshman Carl White (Opelousas, La.), who narrowly missed an NCAA automatic qualifying.

White's triple jump of 16.10 meters was the top collegiate mark in the meet and NCAA Provisional Qualifying distance for the NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships.

A first-place finish was also turned in by junior Clement Abai (Port Moresby, New Guinea), who won the 800 meters with a time of 1:56.54. Junior Delando Davis (New Orleans, La.) had a strong effort in the 60-meter high hurdles, winning his heat in the preliminaries and then finishing fourth at 8.06 in the finals. Junior Peter Rotich (Kasabet, Kenya) camein second in the mile-run with a time of 4:24.97, while sophomore Anthony Lagat (Eldama-Ravine, Kenya) was third in the 3,000 meters at 8:43.25.

For the Wave women, junior Katrina Gemmell (Plamerston North, New Zealand) was second in the 800 meters at 2:16.59, while senior Nikelola Balogun (Los Angeles, Calif.) was third in the 200 meters at 24.95. In the long jump, sophomore Marie Ahlander (Stockholm, Sweden) and freshman Jillion Green (Houston, Texas) tied for third with distances of 5.83 meters.

Tulane returns to action on Friday, with opening day action at the Conference USA Indoor Track and Field Championships, hosted by the University of Houston.

Tulane Results:
2-16-01 at LSU Twilight Invitational

60 Meters
Asha James: 7.68
Dee Dee Williams: 7.85
Nadja Petersen: 7.99



200 Meters
Nikelola Balogun: 24.95
Dee Dee Williams: 25.56

800 Meters
Katrina Gemmell: 2:16.59
Sheena Garwood: 2:20.67
Lyndie Galka: 2:20.95
Carlyne Pradieu: 2:21.55

4x400 Relay
Tulane: 4:02.76

Long Jump
Marie Ahlander: 5.83m
Jillion Green: 5.83m

Triple Jump
Jillion Green: 11.37m
Aisha Otori: 11.09m

Shot Put
Catherine Betz: 10.35m
Kristine Urban: 10.15m
Sacha Junius: 7.81m

Tulane Men
2-16-01 at LSU Twilight Invitational

400 Meters
Alex Lakhanpal: 50.49
Edridge Darling: 51.91

800 Meters
Clement Abai: 1:56.54

One Mile
Peter Rotich: 4:24.97
Meshack Melupi: 4:30.07
Adam Leskis: 4:36.71

3,000 Meters
Anhtony Lagat: 8:43.25
Meyer Friedman: 8:58.23

60-Meter High Hurdles
Delando Davis: 8.06

Pole Vault
Kurt Eifling: 4.20m
Alan Davis: 4.00m

Long Jump
Josh Johnson: 6.95m

Triple Jump
Carl White: 16.10m (P)