Track & Field
Tulane Women Have Three NCAA Qualifiers at LSU Relays
Sophomore Gloria Asumnu qualified for the NCAA Regional in the 100-meter dash on Friday. [File photo by Ned Dishman]
Sophomore Gloria Asumnu qualified for the NCAA Regional in the 100-meter dash on Friday. [File photo by Ned Dishman]

March 27, 2005

BATON ROUGE, La. - Sophomore Gloria Asumnu registered a personal record in the 100-meter dash to lead three Green Wave women's tricksters who had NCAA Regional qualifying marks at the LSU Relays this weekend at LSU's Bernie Moore Track.

Asumnu notched a time of 11.67 seconds in the 100, the second-best mark in school history. Senior Lissie Mo added a regional qualifying mark in the long jump with a leap of 19 feet, 11 and a half inches, while junior Helmi Leppanen logged a distance of 47 feet, four and a quarter inches in the shot put for a regional qualifying mark.

Junior Lisa Green and freshman Rachel Bryan also had a strong performances, both earning second place in their events. Green posted a time of 4:35.24 in the 1,500-meter run, bettering her personal record by nearly four seconds while Bryan set a personal record in the 5,000-meter run with a time of 18:09.57.

For the Tulane men's track team, seniors Eric Hambidge and Carl Davis were the top performers. Hambidge took ninth place in the javelin with a personal-best throw of 180 feet, 10 inches and Davis notched his personal best in the 100-meter dash with a time of 11.06 seconds.

Tulane returns to action next Saturday at the Yellow Jacket Invitational in Atlanta.

Tulane Results
LSU Relays
March 25-26, 2005

Women's Results
100 Meters

Gloria Asumnu, 11.67 (2nd place) - Prelims - NCAA Regional Qualifier - 2nd best in school history
Gloria Asumnu, 11.87 (5th place) - Finals
Angel Dooley, 12.06 (9th place) - Prelims - season-best
Angel Dooley, 12.10 (7th place) - Finals
Lissie Mo, 12.35 (15th place) - Prelims - season-best
Marilyn Sauls, 12.51 (20th place) - Prelims - season-best
Christina Tegbe, 13.38 (36th place) - Prelims - season-best



400 Meters
Tahira Wiggins, 56.85 (15th place)
Shanon Beelendorf, 57.36 (17th place)

1500 Meters
Lisa Green, 4:35.24 (2nd place) - personal record
Sarah Bumby, 5:00.04 (20th place)

5000 Meters
Rachel Bryan, 18:09.57 (2nd place) - personal record
Aubrey Phillips, 18:55.23 (9th place) - personal record
Lauren Swenson, 22:15.66 (22nd place)

Long Jump
Lissie Mo, 6.08m, 19-11.50 (3rd place) - NCAA Regional Qualifier - season-best

Triple Jump
Christina Tegbe, 11.36m, 37-03.25 (10th place)

Shot Put
Helmi Leppanen, 14.43m, 47-04.25 (2nd place) - NCAA Regional Qualifier - season-best

Helmi Leppanen, 37.73m, 123-09 (10th place) - season-best

800-Meter Sprint Medley Relay Beelendorf, Dooley, Asumnu, Wiggins, 1:46.77 (5th place)

Men's Results
100 Meters

Carl Davis, 11.06 (29th place) - personal record

Eric Hambidge, 55.11m, 180-10 (9th place) - personal record

800-Meter Sprint Medley Relay
Richards, Menley, Dickson, Davis, 1:36.36 (5th place)


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