Track & Field
Rise Posts Top-10 Finish at NCAA Track Championships



March 12, 2000

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. -- Tulane track and field student-athlete Cecilie Rise earned a ninth-place finish in the women's triple jump at the 2000 NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships at the University of Arkansas.

Rise, a junior from Sandane, Norway, recorded a leap of 43-feet, one-half inch (13.12m) to finish ninth in the field of 17. Rise's effort equaled a season-best performance. It was the second consecutive year that Rise has qualified for NCAA Championship competition. Keisha Spencer of Louisiana State won the event with a leap of 14.03 meters.

Freshman Theresa Maru also competed for Tulane in the women's mile run. Maru, a native of Kipkarren River, Kenya, ran a time of 4:46.54 in the preliminaries, but did not advance to the finals.

The Tulane track and field team opens outdoor competition on Sat., March 18, at the Southern Miss Relays in Hattiesburg, Miss.




Tulane Gear

at the

Official Online Store