Sophomore Chris Carter used a career-best leap of 15.89 meters to win the triple jump competition at the Cherry and Silver Invitational at the Albuquerque Convention Center in Albuquerque, N.M. this weekend.
Carter’s jump is the fifth longest in the nation and the best in Conference USA this season.
In addition to the provisional mark he set in the triple jump, Carter also grabbed a fourth place finish in the long jump, clearing 7.11 meters.
Junior Lamar Delaney also set a provisional mark in the triple jump with his 15.57-meter leap. Delaney’s performance placed him in the top ten in the NCAA rankings in the triple jump.
Sophomore Ed Turner led the Cougars in the men’s long jump. His 7.21-meter performance left him with a third place finish.
Carter took fourth place with a 7.11-meter leap, while Delaney and senior teammate Grant Hightower both jumped 7.09 meters to tie for fifth place.
Sophomore Thomas Lang’s 6.97-meter leap gave him a seventh-place finish in the event.
Another stellar performance came from freshman Selleck Keene in the men’s high jump event. His 1.99 meter clearance has been unmatched by any other C-USA athlete this season.
Freshman sprinter Isaiah Sweeny finished the 60-meter dash in 6.84 seconds to claim second place. Sweeny’s mark was the second fastest in C-USA this season.
Sophomore sprinter Christ Jones ran the 200-meter dash in 24.55 seconds to finish in fourth. Junior Quin’shundolyn McPherson crossed the finish line only 0.2 seconds later to grab fifth place.
Jones led the women’s team with a second place finish in the 60-meter dash, completing the race in 7.49 seconds. Freshman Grecia Bolton’s time of 7.69 seconds landed her in seventh place.
Senior Dayo Ogunniyi’s 5.8 meter leap in the women’s long jump gave her a third place finish. Freshman Tai’shea Reese jumped 5.57 meters to grab seventh place.
Freshman Alaysha Ford leaped 5.3 meters in the long jump and 11.95 meters in the triple jump, marking her best performances of the season in both events.
Sophomore Kiara Pulliam finished the shot put competition in fourth, after a season-best throw of 14.42 meters.
The Cougars will continue their indoor season in the friendly confines of Yeoman Fieldhouse when they host the Houston Indoor Invitational on Friday and Saturday.