Feb. 12, 2000
INDIANAPOLIS -- The Tulane track and field team continued its run of strong performances by posting two NCAA provisional qualifiers Saturday at the Cannon IV Classic in Indianapolis.
Men's hurdler Delando Davis and the women's Distance Medley Relay team each recorded NCAA provisional qualifying marks and earned top-four finishes in one of collegiate track's largest indoor meets.
Davis, a sophomore from New Orleans, finished fourth in the men's 60-meter hurdles with a school-record time of 7.89 seconds, which was fast enough to provisionally qualify for the NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships. In the preliminary heats, Davis' time of 7.91 seconds was the fastest time in the field of 27 runners.
The women's Distance Medley Relay team also provisionally qualified for NCAA championship competition by recording a time of 11:32.53 and finishing fourth. The time was also a Tulane season best for the relay team.
Also performing well for the Green Wave was men's sprinter Jamal Jones, who advanced to the finals and finished third in the 60-meter dash with a time of 6.73 seconds. It was a season-best effort for Jones.
The Tulane long jumpers also fared well, each posting top-10 finishes. On the women's side, Cecilie Rise finished sixth with a mark of 19 feet, 2 ¼ inches (5.85m), a season-best effort, while Noel Comrie posted a sixth-place finish in the men's competition with a leap of 23 feet, 1 ¾ inches (7.05m).
The Tulane track and field team will next be in action on Friday, Feb. 18, at the LSU
Invitational in Baton Rouge, La.