Updated Mar 15, 2004 16:35:24
Alexander Earns All-American Honor at NCAA Indoor Championships
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. - Louisiana Tech track and field standout Ayanna Alexander finished in 11th place at the NCAA Indoor Championships on Saturday evening as she garned All-American honors in the triple jump.
The junior came into the event seeded 11th and the seedings held. The top eight Americans in the field earned All-American honors.
Alexander posted a mark of 42-2 1/4 on Saturday night as Nebraska's Ineta Radevica won the triple jump crown with a jump of 44-10.75.
The Lady Techster junior won the Western Athletic Conference title two weeks ago with a mark of 43-4 1/4 as she set the school record.
Alexander and her teammates will open the outdoor season on Wednesday when Tech hosts the Tech Twilight. The Lady Techsters are coing off a second place finish in the WAC during the indoor season while the men finished in fifth place.
Women's Triple Jump
1, Ineta Radevica, Nebraska, 13.68m, (44-10.75). 2, Chaytan Hill, Kansas St.,
13.62m, (44-08.25). 3, Candice Baucham, UCLA, 13.48m, (44-02.75). 4, Tabia
Charles, Miami, 13.45m, (44-01.50). 5, Nicole Toney, LSU, 13.36m, (43-10). 6,
Kamila Rywelska, BYU, 13.26m, (43-06). 7, Chi-Chi Aduba, Penn St., 13.19m,
(43-03.25). 8, Stephanie Sowell, NW State-LA, 13.02m, (42-08.75). 9, Alyce
Williams, George Mason, 12.93m, (42-05.25). 10, Shelly-Ann Gallimore, Auburn,
12.92m, (42-04.75). 11, Ayanna Alexander, LA Tech, 12.86m, (42-02.25). 12,
Rosalind Goodwin, Ohio State, 12.81m, (42-00.50). 13, Ronda White, App. State, 12.69m, (41-07.75). 14, Shanta Smith, Georgia Tech, 12.66m, (41-06.50). 15, Sharonda Johnson, UNC-Charlotte, 12.54m, (41-01.75). 16, Hyleas Fountain, Georgia, 12.49m, (40-11.75).