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Bulls Headed to Alabama, FSU Relays

March 21, 2013


USF Senior Writer

TAMPA – Two groups of Bulls are headed to two different elite track and field meets this weekend.

Select sprinters, hurdlers, jumpers and field event specialists will be in Tuscaloosa for the John Mitchell Alabama Relays that take place Friday and Saturday. USF’s competition will include Indiana, Iowa, Cincinnati, Wisconsin, Georgia, Georgia Tech, Southern Miss and Tulane.

Distance runners, sprinters, hurdlers and other field event competitors will be in Tallahassee for the FSU Relays that take place Friday and Saturday.

Top competition is no stranger to a USF team that spent its indoor season traveling to Alabama, Notre Dame, Kansas and Penn State.

“We set our indoor schedule up for top competition. Now these kids know they can compete against anybody at those meets,” head coach Warren Bye said.

USF hosted two meets earlier this month and won seven events at the 2013 Bulls Invitational last weekend. USF’s field event specialists stepped into the spotlight on day two of the meet when five Bulls took home titles. USF’s winners included Courtney Anderson (high jump), Casey Wagner (javelin), Matthew Oneal (triple jump), Marqueshia Stallworth (triple jump) and Aireonna Bailey (200). Both 4x400m relay teams also took top honors.

“It was good to see that all of our groups are getting better,” Bye said. “Our first meet out our field event kids did really well, jumpers specifically in the vertical jumps. Last week I thought our short sprinters and relay teams did a good job.”

Bye said the objective for this weekend is steadily improve in preparation for the biggest meet of the outdoor season less than two months away.

“They’ve had a week to prepare and we’ll see what happens. Each week we want them to get prepared for the Big East Championships,” Bye said.


USF Competitors at Alabama Relays


Courtney Anderson, high jump

Aireonna Bailey, 4x100, 4x200, 4x400

Mira Carrozza, javelin

Paige Cooke, high jump

Shelly Dulman, javelin

Dariel Jackson, 100, 4x100, 4x200

Kadeidra Jackson, 100, 4x200, 4x400

Ena Johnson, 100 hurdles, 400 hurdles

Lauren Kilts, high jump

Britanny London, pole vault

Nicole Smith, pole vault

Melissa Teape, 100, 4x100, 4x200, 4x400

Tralonda Todd, long jump, triple jump

Casey Wagner, javelin

Monique Williams, long jump, triple jump, 4x100

Narricka Williams, 100 hurdles, 400 hurdles


Kevin Bell, 100, long jump, 4x100

Camilo Calderon, 400 hurdles, 4x400

Landon Hargrove, 110 hurdles, 4x100

Wyatt Metzger, pole vault

Chase Meyers, high jump

Franklin Mosely, 400, 4x400

Matthew Oneal, triple jump, 4x400

Pascal Orelus, 400, 4x400

Winston Perry, pole vault

Giscard Petion, high jump

Drew Volz, pole vault

Roshard Williams, 100, 4x100

Neamen Wise, 100, long jump, 4x100


USF Competitors at FSU Relays


Kayla Bratcher, 5k

Onalee Collins, javelin

Bethany Evans, 3k steeple

Marshara Fross, 200, 400

Tyler Hodges, long jump

Sarena Humphrey, 400, 800

Rachael James, 200, 400

Mallory Johnson, pole vault

Carissa Leonardi, pole vault

Kaylin Martin, 200, 100 hurdles, long jump

Samantha McCan, 100 hurdles, 400 hurdles

Leandra Munson, 800, 1,500

Robyn Oakley, 400, 400 hurdles

Mari Ostrenko, pole vault

Christine Poole-Trice, 800

Jessie Prendergast, 5k

Abby Ritter, 800, 1,500

Triona Roberts, 200, 400

Kahmalia-Kalee Sada, hammer throw

Miriam Skipper, 100, long jump

Yasmin Smith, 800, 1,500

Abby Vivlamore, pole vault

Kelli Williams, 800, 1,500

LaTeshia Willis, 100, 200, long jump


Michael Babinec, 5k

Brian Baird, pole vault

Alex Hoffman, 800, 1,500

Richard Jean-Baptiste, 110, 400 hurdles

Derek Messmore, 800, 1,500

Otniel Teixeira, 800, 1,500

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