Lynch Breaks School Record in Discus at Bob Hayes Cowboy Relays



March 10, 2013

LAKE CHARLES, La. - Sophomore Thomas Lynch broke the Tulane men's outdoor discus record by tossing the discus a distance of 50.60 meters (166-0) at the Bob Hayes Cowboy Relays hosted by McNeese State in Lake Charles, La., on Saturday.

The previous school record was 48.76 meters, thrown by Nathan Junius in April 2000. Today's mark for Lynch placed him in second on the day, behind only Southeastern Louisiana's Jeff Milliron, who posted a throw of 54.47 meters (178-08).

"The entire men's team has been working hard to compete," said Tulane director of track and field Eric Peterson. "For Thomas to get out there and do what he accomplished is a shot in the arm for the program. I am happy to see him produce these results."

Freshman Mikayla Sonneborn posted a solid day at the track for the women, as she captured the event title in the 3,000 meter run. Her time of 10:36.67 is good for ninth in school history.

"Mikayla is building on her results from last week's the Tulane Team Challenge," added Peterson.

"It was good just to have an opportunity to be out here and give the kids a chance to compete," said Tulane assistance track and field coach Hasani Roseby. "The weather conditions were not ideal because it was pretty chilly and windy. Overall though, I think we performed real well."

The men's 1,600 meter sprint medley finished in second place with a time of 3:28.01. Albert Williams, John Mouton, Christopher Arechiga and Jon Frano combined forces to post the fourth best time in the history of Tulane's program.



"I was very pleased with the way they ran that," added Roseby. "It was kind of a trial run to see how we'll move forward with the event, but this group competed very well."

There was a local flavor to the meet, with teams from McNeese State, Northwestern State, Southern, Dillard, Xavier and Southeastern Louisiana competing. While Tulane faced some of these squads during the Tulane Team Challenge last weekend, the coaches were pleased to compete against teams they aren't used to seeing, as well.

"It was good to see different schools, like Grambling and Mississippi Valley," said Roseby. "We aren't used to competing against them like we are against Xavier and Southeastern Louisiana and the other schools that we normally see locally."

With the event being scored, the Greenies earned points from a few other athletes, as well. On the women's side, senior Adiyah Crute placed fourth in the 100 meter hurdles with a time of 14.93 seconds, and the women's 4 x 800 meter relay squad of Michelle Kreutzberg, Charlotte Manogue, Amanda Savage and Emmi Aguillard finished third by posting a time of 9:55.35.

On the men's side, senior Max Yanker came in sixth in the high jump by clearing 1.91 meters (6-3.25), and then 4 x 800 meter relay team of Mark Manion, Adam Yohanan, Jack White and Michael Villasin placed fifth by running the event in 8:14.00. Manion also posted a one mile time of 4:33.12, good for eighth place on the day.

Out of 13 teams, the Tulane men's team finished ninth, while the women finished 12th.

The Green Wave track and field squad will not compete this upcoming weekend, taking a short break before returning to action on March 22-23 where the team will split to compete in both the LSU Relays and the Alabama Relays.

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Women's 100m Dash
11. Adiyah Crute, 12.31
12. Jerica Banks, 12.34

Women's 1 Mile Run
9. Emmi Aguillard, 5:34.76

Women's 3,000m Run
1. Mikayla Sonneborn, 10:36.67
12. Aimee Arceneaux, 12:06.29

Women's 100m Hurdles
4. Adiyah Crute, 14.93
9. Dana Ohlson, 15.95
10. Tiffany Kenney, 15.78

Women's 400m Hurdles
14. Heather Volk, 1:08.85

Women's 4 x 200m Relay
15. Tulane (Kenney,Ohlson,Caulk,Manogue), 1:46.90

Women's 4 x 800m Relay
3. Tulane (Kreutzberg,Manogue,Savage,Aguillard), 9:55.35

Women's High Jump
Tiffany Kenney, NH
Dana Ohlson, NH

Women's Long Jump
17. Dana Ohlson, 5.04m (16-6.50)
20. Taylor Caulk, 4.64m (15-2.75)
21. Tiffany Kenney, 4.51m (14-9.75)

Women's Shot Put
19. Tiffany Kenney, 10.26m (33-8)
25. Dana Ohlson, 7.69m (25-2.75)

Women's Discus Throw
12. Cheyenne Swanson, 34.17m (112-01)


Men's 100m Dash
14. Albert Williams, 11.11

Men's One Mile Run
8. Mark Manion, 4:33.12
11. Brian Lozes, 4:35.01

3,000 Meter
10. Geoffery Zelek, 9:30.22
13. Nicholas Meloro, 9:35.92

Men's 4 x 100m Relay
Tulane (Williams,Arechiga,Frano,Mouton), DNS

Men's 4 x 400m Relay
9. Tulane A (Arechiga,Heil,Frano,Mouton), 3:20.30
12. Tulane B (Manion,Yohanan,White,Villasin), 3:31.60

Men's 4 x 800m Relay
5. Tulane (Manion,Yohanan,White,Villasin), 8:14.00

Men's 1,600m Sprint Medley
2. Tulane (Williams,Mouton,Arechiga,Frano), 3:28.01

Men's High Jump
6. Max Yanker, 1.91m (6-3.25)

Men's Discus Throw
2. Thomas Lynch, 50.60m (166-0)

Women Team Rankings
1. McNeese State, 146.50
2. Southeastern Louisiana, 84
3. Central Arkansas, 77.50
4. Northwestern St., 70
5. Nicholls State, 55
6. Jackson State, 45
7. UL-Monroe, 35
7. Southern, 35
9. Xavier-Louisiana, 32
10. Mississippi Valley, 24
11. Grambling, 22
12. Tulane, 21
13. Southern Miss., 17

Men Team Rankings
1. McNeese State, 120
2. Southeastern Louisiana, 104
3. Grambling, 103.50
4. Northwestern St., 83
5. Central Arkansas, 64
6. Southern, 43.50
7. UL-Monroe, 42
8. Southern Miss, 30
9. Tulane, 28
10. Dillard, 13
11. Stephen F. Austin, 8
12. Mississippi Valley, 7
13. Xavier-Louisiana, 1