May 16, 2009
LUBBOCK, Texas - DeAna Carson popped a 21-foot jump on her final attempt to move into second place in the women's long jump at the 2009 Big 12 Outdoor Track and Field Championships on Saturday night at the Bob and Linda Fuller Track.
Carson, whose previous career-best jump of 6.32m (20-09) came at the Texas Relays, leapt to a career-best mark of 6.44m (21-01 ½) to finish second, just one centimeter behind Oklahoma's Ti'Anca Mock. The jump ranks as the third-best in Baylor history. Carson was sitting in seventh place at 6.20m (20--04 ¼) before her final jump.
Erin Bedell won her heat of the 1,500 meters in 4:35.11, the second-fastest qualifying time of the preliminaries, to advance to Sunday's event finals. Chris Gowell won his 1,500 meters heat in 3:50.66 to record the third-fastest time of the preliminary heats.
Carson recorded a season-best time of 13.78 in the 100-meter hurdles to win her heat and advance to Sunday's final.
The Lady Bears qualified three to Sunday's final in the 400 meters as Diamond Richardson and Katrina Taylor won their preliminary heats. Richardson clocked 54.10, the third-fastest of the preliminaries, while Taylor finished in 54.63, the fourth-best time of the qualifying heats. Brittany Bruce ran a career-best time of 54.69 to finish seventh overall.
Quentin Iglehart-Summers recorded the fastest time in the preliminary heats of the men's 400 meters with a mark of 46.48.
Tiffany Townsend clocked 11.29, the fastest qualifying time, in the women's 100 meters. Trey Harts recorded a time of 10.36 in the 100 meters, while Whitney Prevost clocked 10.39 as both advanced to the event finals.
Nichole Jones clocked 2:10.49 in the 800 meters to finish seventh overall and qualify for Sunday's finals.
Townsend qualified for the finals in the women's 200 meters, winning her heat easily in 23.09. Harts also won his 200 meters heat, clocking 20.70 to advance to the event finals.
Baylor returns to action on Sunday for the final day of competition at the 2009 Big 12 Outdoor Track and Field Championship. Live results can be found online at www.TexasTech.com.