UAB Track Completes War Eagle Invite

Neal Tisher picked up a fifth place finish in the pole vault as the Blazers wrapped up competition at the War Eagle Invite on Saturday.

April 19, 2014

AUBURN, Ala. – The UAB track and field team wrapped up competition at the War Eagle Invite on Saturday to close weekend competition.

In the pole vault event, Neal Tisher leaped to a 4.05 (13-3 ½), her second performance at that mark this season. She placed fifth in the event, one of UAB’s five top-five finishes on the day.

Three Blazers competed in the long jump, led by Akira McSwain who finished 13th after a jump of 5.46m (17-11). Renay Ransaw finished a spot behind in 14th after a 5.45m (17-10 ¾) jump. Kelli Smith rounded out the Blazers in the event with a 22nd place finish after a jump of 5.10m (16-8 ¾).

UAB’s 4x100m relay team of Kyana White, Shakima Knox, Angel Watson and Kandiss Briggs ran to a season-best 45.99 to finish fourth in the event.

Lindsay Miller competed in the 3,000m steeplechase for the third time this season and picked up a fourth-place finish after a time of 11:49.25.

In the 100m hurdles, Jessica Shelley was the only Blazer to advance to the finals. She ran a 13.98 in the preliminary run and placed eighth in the final race after a time of 14.29 seconds.



Shakima Knox ran an 11.84 to finish 10th in the 100m preliminary, while Kandiss Briggs was 15th with a time of 11.95 seconds.

Shelby Barker matched her high jump performance from the Alabama Relays and jumped to a 1.60m (5-3) on Saturday to finish ninth.

Three Blazers ran in the 400m dash, led by White who finished fifth after a 55.02 run. Breona Humphrey ran a 58.59 to finish 24th, while Fanta Diabate came in 28th after a 59.64.

Jenna Wesley and Kara Woods both ran in the 800m run. Wesley ran a 2:18.53 to finish 13th, while Woods was 29th after a 2:28.63.

Autumnn Burnett picked up a fourth-place finish in the 400m hurdles, running a 1:02.02, her second-best time this outdoor season.

Watson was UAB’s top finisher in the 200m, running a 23.82 to finish sixth, while Knox was 11th after a 24.14. McSwain finished the event 22nd after running a 24.84.

Distance runners Lauren Scott and Allison Wortel both competed in the 5,000m run. Scott ran the race in 18:16.97 to finish sixth, while Wortel picked up a 20th-place finish after a 21:11.97.

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