K-Mail Volume 1,
February 16, 2003
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Florida 'Invades' the Razorback-Tyson Invitational
This edition of K-Mail covers the results of the Tyson Invitational, held at the Randal Tyson Track Center at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville on February 14-15th. Since the University of Arkansas hosts the NCAA Indoor Championships, this was a good chance for the Lady Gators to get used to the facility.
The weight throw took place at noon on February 14th. I didn't compete in the weight this week, so I was resting in our hotel. Coach Judge had his camera, though!
After we throw... we line up for 'high fives!'
Once again, the Lady Gators dominated the weight. Congratulations to Quanda for her new PR. Erin, Jukina, and Quanda added another NCAA auto mark to their lists, and Kim, Merilyn, and Dore' added a provisional (Kim's already got her auto from another meet, though). Jukina had some excitement today--on one of her big throws, the weight broke! Fortunately, she wasn't hurt. Here are the results:
|1||Erin Gilreath||Florida||20.59m||67-6.75 NCAA AUTO!|
|2||Jukina Dickerson||Florida||19.99m||65-7.00 NCAA AUTO!|
|3||LaQuanda Cotten||Florida||19.88m||65-2.75 NCAA AUTO!|
|4||Kim Barrett||Florida||19.71m||64-8.00 NCAA PROV|
|5||Ariel Brooks||Barton CC||19.41m||63-8.25|
|6||Merilyn Brown||Florida||18.73m||61-5.50 NCAA PROV|
|7||Dore' DeBartolo||Florida||18.56m||60-10.75 NCAA PROV|
|8||Danee Jones||MO Southern||17.96m||58-11.25|
|11||Brandy Blackwood||Barton CC||17.42m||57-2.00|
' ALL-AMERICAN ' Candice Scott looks awesome during warmups.
The Lady Gators took 7 out of the top 10 places in the shot. I think I'm going to hear that word "consistent" again this week! I did like winning this meet, though, after taking 2nd place last year behind Jamine Moton. Congratulations to Merilyn for her PR!
|1||Karen Freberg||Florida||16.44m||53-11.25 NCAA AUTO!|
|3||Dore' DeBartolo||Florida||15.55m||51-0.25 NCAA PROV|
There were lots of familiar faces at this meet. Asheley and I competed against each other a lot last year (this is the first time I ever beat her--she's a great competitor). Gennessa and I ran into each other all the time in California high school meets. I was expecting to see more of my former teammates from SMU, but the only thrower competing was Ruta. She has switched to the spin this year, and had some sector problems and fouled out.
All I've heard about since coming to Florida is the "cajun ribeyes" from the Marketplace Grill in Fayetteville. Well, here is the famous steak! And, yeah, it tasted as good as it looks, too. Everybody ordered this. Twice.
We have lots and lots of pictures from
this meet, and we want to make sure your browser can
load the pages. So click here for PAGE 2... more Tyson pics!
Click here for the Gatorzone press release about the Tyson Invitational.
Thank you for supporting the Lady Gator Throwers and me!
The Lady Gator Throwers will be in action
at the Hoosier Hills meet at Indiana University in
Bloomington, Indiana on February 22nd!
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