April 8, 2000
AUSTIN, Texas -- The Tulane track and field team continued its strong showing Saturday at the 73rd Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays, earning an event win and two top-four finishes.
Sophomore Solomon Kandie won the men's 3,000-meter steeplechase with a season-best time of 8:55.55. Kandie topped a field of 12 runners by nearly 20 seconds and recorded the third-fastest time in Tulane history.
Teammate Nathan Junius also put forth a strong showing by finishing third in the men's javelin with a mark of 230 feet, 10 inches (70.36 meters). The effort was a new school record and a provisional qualifier for the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships.
Senior Edrige Darling finished eighth in the finals of the men's 400-meter hurdles with a time of 53.32 seconds. Darling advanced to the finals with the seventh-fastest qualifying time in Friday's heats.
On the women's side, sophomore Catherine Betz equaled a Tulane school record with a mark of 160 feet, 4 inches (48.86 meters) to finish fourth in the women's javelin. Her mark was also a provisional qualifier for the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships.
Hanna Ritakallio posted a season-best time of 4:29.11 to finish sixth in the women's 1,500 meters.
The Tulane track and field team will next be in action on Saturday, April 15, at the U.S.
Collegiate Series meet in Tallahassee, Fla.