March 26, 2013
NEW ORLEANS - Sophomore Tiffany Kenney and freshman Dana Ohlson are heading to Berkley, Calif., to represent the Tulane track and field program at the Cal Multis to be held at Edwards Stadium/Goldman Field on Wednesday and Thursday.
"These are two very well-rounded athletes, and this is a part of our team that we want to develop and promote," said Tulane director of track and field Eric Peterson. "I believe that Tiffany and Dana, at this stage in their careers, can be very competitive at the conference level in the heptathlon, and hopefully they can develop beyond that. This is going to be a really good field at the Cal Multis."
Both athletes did not compete last week at the LSU Relays in preparation for the workload they will face this week in California. They will compete in the 100 meter hurdles, 200 meter dash, 800 meter run, high jump, long jump, shot put and javelin.
Kenney has yet to compete in the 200 meter, 800 meter, high jump or javelin on the season. In the Bob Hayes Cowboy Relays, she ran the 100 meter hurdles in 15.78 seconds and threw the shot put 10.26 meters (33' 8"). Her shot put toss is a personal best, and is good for seventh best in school history. Kenney also notched a personal best of 5.49 meters (18' 0.25") in the long jump during the Tulane Team Challenge earlier this year.
Kenney notched 4,494 points in the heptathlon at the Aztec Invitational in March 2012, good for fifth place in Tulane history.
"Tiffany has shown in just a year and a half that she has been able to ascend to fifth place in the pentathlon during the indoor season at the Conference USA Championships," said Peterson. "With this event, we'll add the 200 meters and the javelin, so this is a good opportunity for them to perform in those events, and the whole meet is a good opportunity for Tiffany to continue to build upon her success from the indoor season."
"For Dana, this is an opportunity for her to get her feet wet for the first time collegiately in the heptathlon," said Peterson. "She's performed in the event before, but not as a collegiate athlete. I know she is looking for a good score, and one that is going to make her competitive in the conference and nation ranks once the season is over."
After the midweek meet in Berkeley, the rest of the Tulane track and field program will head out to California for the Stanford Invitational on Friday and Saturday.
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TULANE ENTRIES FOR THE CAL MULTIS