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Women's Track And Field Has Six Top Ten Finishes At Sea Ray Relays


Sophomore Cynetheia Rooks met the regional qualifying standard in the 400-meter dash, posting a time of 54.59.
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April 15, 2005


KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - The Michigan State women's track and field team competed Friday at the Sea Ray Relays hosted by the University of Tennessee. A pair of regional qualifying marks highlighted the day's competition for Michigan State, which had six top-ten performances Friday.

Sophomore Cynetheia Rooks did not have a top ten finish, but her 400-meter time of 54.59 was good enough to finish 11th against a strong field and meet the NCAA regional qualifying standard. The other regional qualifying mark belonged to senior Mickie Rzepka, whose 12-5 1/2 mark in the pole vault was good for a tie for seventh, but just shy of her school record of 12-8 set last weekend.

The top finish of the day in terms of placing was by sophomore Melinda Buckmaster, who placed third in the javelin with a throw of 142-7. In the hammer throw, sophomore Erica Bailey placed fourth with a distance of 159-4, while junior Michelle Rossio was just behind, finishing ninth with a toss of 153-9.


Junior Taren James placed sixth in the triple jump for MSU, leaping 39-10, while Rossio also had a top ten finish in the discus, placing 10th with a mark of 141-11.

In the high jump, senior Danielle Linenger tied for 11th by clearing 5-5, while junior Megan Radermacher placed 12th in the 800 with a time of 2:10.00.

Also competing for MSU was freshman Jackie Walton, who placed 24th in the 100-meter hurdles (14.58) and 32nd in the 400 hurdles (1:04.89).

Action concludes at the Sea Ray Relays Saturday.


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