April 17, 2000
WALNUT, Calif. -- Rebel Savante' Stringfellow and Lady Rebel Teneeshia
Jones both had United States Olympic Trails qualifying marks in competition
at the Mt. SAC Relays in Walnut, Calif. Sunday afternoon.
In addition, Lady Rebel senior Brandy Mack raced to an NCAA provisional
qualifying mark in the 400-meter hurdles, marking the third consecutive
year she has had an NCAA mark.
Stringfellow, a junior from Jackson, improved upon his Olympic Trails and
NCAA automatic qualifying distance in the long jump, coming just short of
Ralph Spry's 17-year old record. Despite leaping to a distance of 27-2.75,
Stringfellow came up just short of Arkansas' Melvin Lister, and now ranks
second in both the Southeastern Conference and NCAA this season.
Jones, a junior from Shannon, broke her own school record in the 100
meters, racing to a time of 11.39, qualifying her for the Olympic Trails
and provisionally qualifying her for the NCAA Championships. In winning
the invitational races of both the 100 and 200 meters, Jones also picked up
an NCAA provisional qualifying mark in the 200 meters, and fell just .01
shy of a provisional mark in the 100-meter hurdles. In the meet, she
defeated professional racers from such teams as Nike and Adidas.
Also competing at Mt. SAC was Lady Rebel Tisha Parker, who took part in
four events at the meet. In the 100 meters, Parker finished second in her
heat with the fourth best time in school history, while finishing third in
her heat of the 200 meters. Parker also finished fifth in her heat of the
triple jump and eighth in her heat of the long jump.
The Rebels and Lady Rebels return home to host the Ole Miss Invitational
Saturday, the only home track and field event of the year. Action is
scheduled to begin at 8:30 a.m. with the field events, while the running
events are scheduled to start at 1:00 p.m.
Men's Heat Results:
Long Jump: Invitational 2. Savante' Stringfellow, 27-2.75
Women's Heat Results:
100 meters: Invitational 1. Teneeshia Jones, 11.39, University 2. Tisha
100-meter hurdles: University 5. Teneeshia Jones, 13.66
200 meters: Invitational 1. Teneeshia Jones, 23.16, University 3. Tisha
400 meters: Brandy Mack, 56.71
400-meter hurdles: University 4. Brandy Mack, 58.38
Long Jump: Invitational 8. Tisha Parker, 19-11.75
Triple Jump: University 5. Tisha Parker, 39-8