Eleven First Place Finishes at Jaguar Invitational

TULANEGREENWAVE.COM Senior Kasey Rodgers Won the 100 and 200 Meter Events on Saturday at the Jaguar Invitational
Senior Kasey Rodgers Won the 100 and 200 Meter Events on Saturday at the Jaguar Invitational

April 1, 2012

Complete Results

Women's Top Times (PDF) | Men's Top Times (PDF)

MOBILE, Ala. - Eleven first place finishes highlighted the Tulane track and field programs day at the Jaguar Invitational on Saturday (March 31) at the Jaguar Track in Mobile, Ala. Kasey Rodgers grabbed a pair of those individual championships, Jon Frano claimed the 400 meter and Ana Ruzevic grabbed her second straight javelin crown at the meet.

The sprinting events were controlled by the Green Wave, as Rodgers won the 100 and 200 meter events and three Tulane participants finished among the top-four in the 400 meter race. In the 100, Rodgers posted her first legal mark of the season - as her first three were wind aided - and broke the tape in 11.86 to win the event. Then in the 200 meter, the senior made the turn and finished in a time of 24.38 in her first race at the distance this year.

The lone men's title of the afternoon came in the 400 meter event where Frano eclipsed his career-best time from last season's Conference USA Championships. The junior covered the one lap around the track in 48.11 to finish just ahead of teammate Christopher Arechiga who finished with a 48.82 clip.

Ruzevic uncorked the longest throw of the day in the javelin to win his second straight competition and continue her strong start to the 2012 season. The senior posted her second best throw of the season with a distance of 48.91-meters to win the event by over five meters.



Other event winners for the Green Wave included Emmi Aguillard (1,500 meter), Joanna Lapucha (pole vault), Briana Santiago (Tie- triple jump), Melanie Mainor (Tie - high jump), Katelyn Price (Tie - high jump), Tiffanie Smith (400 hurdles) and the men's 4x400 Relay team. Santiago posted a personal best leap of 11.80-meters in the triple jump, bettering her previous PR by nearly a foot and a half. Smith claimed the 400 meter hurdles and set a personal best time in the race at 63.22. Aguillard claimed her first career title with a five-second victory in the 1,500 meter race in a time of 4:49.30, missing a PR in the event by just two one-hundreths of a second.

Along with the first place showings, Tulane also grabbed runner-up finishes in seven events and took the bronze in on five occasions. Justyn Shackleford made the transition from football to track seamlessly and finished third in the 400-meter hurdles. The freshman finished the race in a time of 56.46 in third place. Max Miller set a PR in the 1,500-meter race as he ran 4:07.10 to claim a third place showing. Estefany Cruz competed in the long jump for the first time in 2012 and claimed a runner-up finish with a leap of 5.53-meters.

The Green Wave will return to the oval in Gainesville, Fla. next weekend at the Pepsi Florida Relays. The event will begin on Friday, April 6 and continue on Saturday, April 7.

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2012 Jaguar Invitational Entries
Women's Entries Men's Entries
100 Meter
1. Kasey Rodgers, 11.86

200 Meter
1. Kasey Rodgers, 24.38
4. Jerica Banks, 25.19 *

400 Meter
2. Jerica Banks, 58.44
3. Zandria Debowles, 59.06 *
4. Michelle Kreutzberg, 59.64 *

800 Meter
3. Johanna Gretschel, 2:20.92
6. Charlotte Manogue, 2:27.97

1,500 Meter
1. Emmi Aguillard, 4:49.32
3. Katherine Crabtree, 4:57.44
5. Jessica Dallager, 5:00.21 *

3,000 Meter
5. Aimee Arceneaux, 12:06.44 *
7. Cassie Campbell, 12:19.97 *

100 Meter Hurdles
4. Adiyah Crute, 15.09

400 Meter Hurdles
1. Tiffanie Smith, 63.22 *

4x100m Relay
2. Tulane, 49.10

4x400m Relay
2. Tulane, 3:57.39

High Jump
T-1. Melanie Mainor, 1.62 *
T-1. Katelyn Price, 1.62

Pole Vault
1. Joanna Lapucha, 3.65m
2. Jessica Knierim, 3.50m

Long Jump
2. Estefany Cruz, 5.53m *
3. Raquelle Collins, 5.51m

Triple Jump
T-1. Briana Santiago, 11.80m *

Discus Throw
6. Elizabeth Thomassie, 32.29m

1. Ana Ruzevic, 48.91m
100 Meter
4. Jared Firestone, 11.20

200 Meter
4. Xavier Rush, 22.62 *
8. Brandon LeBeau, 23.65 *
9. Hampton Farr, 25.19 *

400 Meter
1. Jon Frano, 48.11 *
2. Christopher Arechiga, 48.82 *
8. Peter Haskins, 52.59 *
9. Garrett Myer, 53.34

800 Meter
5. Michael Villasin, 2:07.65 *

1,500 Meter
3. Max Miller, 4:07.10 *
6. Brian Lozes, 4:17.31

3,000 Meter
6. Mark Manion, 9:12.78 *
11. Michael Mainguy, 9:29.43
13. Geoffery Zelek, 9:50.62 *

110m High Hurdles
7. Hampton Farr, 16.35

400 Meter Hurdles
3. Justyn Shackleford, 56.46 *

4x400m Relay
1. Tulane 3:20.97

High Jump
2. Max Yanker, 1.95m
T-10.Garrett Myer, 1.64m

Shot Put
11. Garrett Myer, 8.64m

4. Thomas Lynch, 42.60m
10. Garrett Myer, 29.62m

9. Garrett Myer, 41.74m