April 22, 2001
WALNUT, Calif - Tulane University completed two days of standout performances at the prestigious Mt. SAC Relays on Sunday at Mount San Antonio College.
Sophomore Nadja Petersen (Stockholm, Sweden) ran a 57.37 in the 400 Intermediate Hurdles to automatically qualify for the NCAA Championships in May. It was Petersen's first time running the event this year. She has already provisionally qualified in two events this season (400 and 800 meters). Petersen was an All-American in the 400-meter dash during the indoor season, finishing seventh at the NCAA Championships.
Another indoor All-American for the Wave was sophomore Marie Ahlander (Arsta, Sweden), who placed sixth in the triple jump. On Sunday in Calif., Ahlander provisionally qualified for the Outdoor Championships with a triple jump of 42-08.
Junior Nathan Junius (New Orleans, La.) also had an impressive showing at Mt. SAC, heaving the javelin 239-11, a season best distance for Junius and the third-best distance in the country this year. It is his second automatic qualifying throw of the year.
Senior Quasheba Lee (Houston, Texas) also had a personal-best effort, running as 54.63 in the 400 meters.
Tulane is back in action next weekend when it sends individuals to the prestigious Penn Relays in Philadelphia.