May 8, 1999
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - The Tulane track and field team set two school records and posted two NCAA provisional qualifiers Saturday night at the Seminole Twilight meet in Tallahassee, Fla.
Junior Lana Garner was the top collegiate finisher in the women's 400-meter dash with a time of 53.20. The junior from San Diego, Calif., broke her existing school record by 18 one-hundredths of a second and provisionally qualified for the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships.
Junior Edrige Darling also set a school record and provisionally qualified for the NCAA Outdoor Championships in winning the men's 400-meter hurdles. The Kingston, Jamaica, native ran a time of 50.26 to top a field of 10 and break his existing school record by more than half a second.
Also putting in solid performances for the Green Wave was senior Nadia Smith and junior Carlton Davis. Smith won the women's high jump with a mark of 5-feet, 8 inches, while Davis set season bests in the men's 200 meters (21.75) and a personal best in the 400 meters (48.16).
The meet was Tulane's final competition prior to the 1999 Conference USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships, which begin Thursday in Milwaukee, Wis.