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Women's Track & Field Continues Season At Hurricane Invitational
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MIAMI, Fla. (March 18, 2007) - The University of South Florida women's track & field team continued its impressive season at the Hurricane Invitational on Saturday.

The team posted several top finishes, among them, teammates Brianna Mulkey and Melissa Cousin reaching identical heights of 11'7.75" in the pole vault to capture third and fourth places. The duo are already both BIG EAST qualifiers in the event.

Pernilla Savestrand crossed the line in 2:15.23 in the 800m run for sixth place overall.

Courtney LaCroix reached a height of 5'5" for eighth place in the high jump.

The long jump featured Rosalynn Woodberry with a new season best, with a leap of 18'7". Woodberry previously met BIG EAST standards in the event with a jump of 18'1.50" at the UCF Invitational.

The women's team will look to build even futher on the season as it travels to Austin, Texas next week to compete in the Texas Invitational.

Women's Track & Field Posts Several BIG EAST Qualifiers In Season Opener
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ORLANDO, Fla. (March 3, 2007) – In its first meet of the 2007 outdoor season, the University of South Florida women's track & field team saw six BIG EAST qualifying marks and five first place finishes at the UCF Invitational.

"Overall, for this early in the season, I thought we had a very good meet today," said head coach Warren Bye. The weather conditions were not ideal, but I was very impressed by how our young athletes stepped up today."

In the pole vault, three Bulls qualified for the BIG EAST Championships as Lindsay Chandler, Melissa Cousin and Brianna Mulkey each met or exceeded the conference standard of 11'1.75".

Rosalynn Woodberry qualified in the long jump with a leap of 18'5.75" to place third overall.

Continuing her performances in the indoor season, Jazmine Highsmith reached a distance of 42'4" in the shot put to also qualify for the conference championships.

USF's final qualifier came in the 100m dash as Altaria Hawkins cut the tape in 11.72 seconds for second overall in the event and third overall in school history. Her time also meets NCAA regional standards.

The women's track & field team will next compete at the team's only home meet of the year, the USF Invitational on Fri., Mar. 9. Field events are scheduled to begin at 3 p.m. More information on the event will be available on next week.

Bulls Complete Second Outdoor Meet With Success
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TAMPA, Fla. – The University of South Florida’s women’s team placed fourth with a total of 144 points in the 19 events scored at Saturday’s home meet at the Track and Soccer Stadium. There were several individual performances.

The Bulls lead the competition in the mid-distance and distance events of the meet. Senior Bente General ran a time of 2:13.92 in the 800 meter run taking third place for the Bulls. Senior Olivia Patch took third place in the 1500 meter run with a time of 4:50.77, followed by teammate sophomore Maressa Pinzini in fourth place with a time of 4:51.65. Senior Jessica Hellender placed second in the 3000 meters with a time of 9:59.53. Sophomore Lisa Giblin ran a time of 10:25.63, taking third place. Sophomore Latoya Henry took fourth place in the 400 meter hurdles.

In the field events, Courtney LaCroix placed third in the high jump with a jump of five feet seven inches. With a jump of twelve feet even, junior Megan Malone won the pole vault. Sophomore Rosalyn Woodberry placed fourth in the triple jump with a jump of thirty-seven feet, eleven and one half inches. Woodberry also took fifth place in the long jump with a jump of eighteen feet, three and one fourth inches.

Bulls throws continued to have strong results. Sophomore Misti Barber took third place with a throw of forty-five feet, four and one half inches. Junior Taylor Stallings threw the discuss at one hundred and sixty-six feet, two inches taking second place. Stallings also placed third in the hammer with a throw of one hundred and seventy-nine feet, one inch.

“Overall we as a staff are happy with our athletes performances. We have a off weekend next week, which will allow our women to rest up for our next big meet,” said assistant coach Don Marsh.

The lady Bulls will be back in action on April 15, at the Gatorade Invitational in Gainesville, Fla. Go to tomorrow for full individual athlete results.