June 2, 2001
EUGENE, Ore. - Tulane University junior Solomon Kandie (Nairobi, Kenya) finished eighth place in the 3,000-meter steeplechase to earn All-America honors at the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships Saturday at the University of Oregon.
Kandie ran the race in a time of 8:49.14. The winner, Daniel Lincoln of Arkansas, logged a time of 8:42.31. Kandie finished third in last year's steeplechase, also earning All-American honors.
Also in action for the Green Wave was senior Noel Comrie (St. Elizabeth, Jamaica), who finished 11th in the triple jump. Comrie's jump was 15.70 meters, the winner was LSU's Walter Davis, who jumped 16.56 meters.
On Friday evening, sophomore Marie Ahlander (Arsta, Sweden), who earned All-America honors during the indoor season in the triple jump, had a leap of 12.40 meters, finishing 14th place in the nation. Shelly-Ann Gallimor from Auburn won the event with a triple-jump of 13.29 meters.
In addition, junior Catherine Betz (Metairie, La.), making her first NCAA appearance, placed 17th in the javelin with a throw of 139-06 feet. The winner was USC's Inga Stasiulionyte with a throw of 172-04.
Junior Nathan Junius (New Orleans, La.) had Tulane's top finish of the championship, taking third place in the javelin. That finish matches the best-ever finish for a Tulane athlete in track and field.