Wave Women Take Second Place at C-USA Indoor Track Championships



Feb. 24, 2001

HOUSTON, Texas - Tulane University used a balanced scoring attack to earn a second-place finish at the Conference USA Women's Indoor Track and Field Championships, which completed Saturday at the University of Houston. Tulane's finished in sixth place.

The Green Wave placed four individuals in the top nine scorers on the women's side. Senior Nikelola Balogun (Los Angeles, Calif.) was fifth overall, while senior Angela Milner (Modesto, Calif.) and sophomore Nadja Petersen (Stockholm, Sweden) tied for sixth place. Sophomore Marie Ahlander (Stockholm, Sweden) earned a ninth-place finish.

Tulane's women scored a total of 101 points, behind only champion South Florida's 112.5-point effort. The Wave was six ahead of Houston, which took third place in the 11-team field.

The Wave men scored 62 points to finish last in the six-team field. Charlotte won the event with 148 points, followed by host Houston (143). Top scorer for the Tulane men was freshman Carl White (Opelousas, La.), who took 10th place.

Balogun took second place in the 400 meters (55.75) and fourth in the 200 meters (24.72). Petersen won the 400 meters with a meet record time of 54.60. Milner was a winner in the 800 meters with a time of 2:13.00. Balogun, Milner and Petersen were all part of the winning 4x400 relay team, along with senior Quasheba Lee (Houston, Texas). Petersen and Milner were joined by juniors Lyndie Galka (Fort Stewart, Ga.) and Katrina Gemmell (Palmerston North, New Zealand) on the winning distance medley relay team. Gemmell also added a win in the one-mile run with a time of 4:57.44. Ahlander, meanwhile, made her mark in the jumps, winning the triple jump and earning a fifth-place finish in the long jump.



White earned his 15 points by winning the long jump, taking fifth in the triple jump and helping the 4x400 relay team, which earned fifth place.

Other strong finishers for the Green Wave men were junior Delando Davis (New Orleans, La.), who took second in the 60-meter high hurdles and was part of the 5th place 4x400 relay team, and junior Solomon Kandie (Nairobi, Kenya), who was fourth in the mile run and third in the 3,000 meters.

Tulane Women's Scorers:
60 Meters
Asha James, 7.66 (5th place, 4 points)

200 Meters
Asha James, 24.71 (3rd place, 6 points)
Nikelola Balogun, 24.72 (4th place, 5 points)

400 Meters
Nadja Petersen, 54.60 (1st place, 10 points)
Nikelola Balogun, 55.75 (2nd place, 8 points)
Quasheba Lee, 56.85 (6th place, 3 points)

800 Meters
Angie Milner, 2:13.00 (1st place, 10 points)
Carlyne Pradieu, 2:18.28 (6th place, 3 points)
Lyndie Galka, 2:18.75 (7th place, 2 points)

One Mile
Katrina Gemmell, 4:57.44 (1st place, 10 points)

4x400 Relay
Quasheba Lee, Nikelola Balogun, Angela Milner, Nadja Petersen, 3:45.44 (1st place, 10 points)

Distance Medley Relay
Lyndie Galka, Nadja Petersen, Angela Milner, Katrina Gemmell, 11:48.41 (1st place, 10 points)

Long Jump
Marie Ahlander, 5.85m (5th place, 4 points)

Triple Jump
Marie Ahlander, 13.00m (1st place, 10 points)
Jillion Green, 12.02 (3rd place, 6 points)

Tulane Men's Scorers:
200 Meters
Alex Lakhanpal, 22.57 (4th place, 5 points)

800 Meters
Clement Abai, 1:56.34 (5th place, 4 points)

One Mile
Solomon Kandie, 4:15.56 (4th place, 5 points)

3000 Meters
Solomon Kandie, 8:26.20 (3rd place, 6 points)

5000 Meters
Anthony Lagat, 15:21.64 (8th place, 1 point)

60 Meter High Hurdles
Delando Davis, 7.96 (2nd place, 8 points)

4x400 Relay
Alex Lakhanpal, Edridge Darling, Delando Davis, Carl White, 3:24.06 (5th place, 4 points)

Distance Medley Relay
Meshack Melupi, Edridge Darling, Adam Leskis, Peter Rotich, 10:17.02 (3rd place, 6 points)

Long Jump
Noel Comrie, 7.19m (4th place, 5 points)
Carl White, 7.11m (5th place, 4 points)

Triple Jump
Carl White, 15.61m (1st place, 10 points)
Joshua Johnson, 14.79m (6th place, 3 points)