Track Posts Two Provisional Qualifiers



Jan. 16, 2000

NEW YORK ? The Tulane track and field team opened the season with a strong performance late Saturday night at the New York Sports Museum Collegiate Armory Invitational. Five Green Wave student-athletes captured event wins, while the women posted two NCAA Provisional qualifying marks.

Bolstered by a handful of strong performances, the Tulane women finished third in the meet with a team score of 90 points. Seton Hall won the event with 119 points, while Ohio State finished second with 100 points.

Junior Cecilie Rise won the women?s triple jump with a mark of 12.66 meters. Her mark was also an NCAA provisional qualifier. Rise qualified for the NCAA Indoor Championships last season in this event.

The women?s 4x400-meter relay team of Angela Milner, Charlotte Plummer, Quasheba Lee and Nikelola Balogun also provisionally qualified for the NCAA Indoor Championships with a time of 3:44.50. Their efforts led to a strong day for the Tulane women?s relay teams, as the Distance Medley Relay team won its event with a time of 11:57.59.

The Tulane men also had a positive showing at the meet, finishing fifth out of 11 teams. Leading the way for the squad was junior Jamal Jones, who won the men?s 60-meter dash with a time of 6.83 seconds. He led a Green Wave sweep of the top two places in the event, as teammate Nick Narcisse finished second in a time of 6.91 seconds.

Junior Noel Comrie won the men?s triple jump with a mark of 13.88 meters, while Delando Davis finished second in the 60-meter high hurdles with a time of 8.28 seconds. Earlier in the meet, Davis recorded a time of 8.16 seconds in the qualifying heats.

The Tulane track and field team will next be in action on Jan. 29-30 at the Terrier Classic in Boston, Mass.