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Marshall's relay team sets new school record

Apr. 27, 2013 @ 12:00 AM

PHILADELPHIA, Pa. -- Marshall University runners set a women's school record Friday in the 4x200-meter relay at th e Penn Relays.

Crystal Walker, Kearra Haynes, Snanice Johnson and Shyra Molton had a preliminary heat time of 1:36.66 that was nearly four second better than the school record.

Marshall qualified for the Saturday finals in the 4x200 and 4x400, but will not compete. The Thundering Herd returns home to prepare for the May 4 Ohio Open in Athens, Ohio, and the May 8-11 Confereence USA outdoor meet in Houston.

Vanessa Jules placed third in the high jump with a mark of 1.80 meters (5-feet, 10.75 inches).

Amanda Kennedy was seventh in the javelin with a throw of 44.85 meters (147-1) and Walker took seventh place in the high jump at 5.99 meters (19-8).

Jasia Richardson finished eighth in the triple jump at 12.37 meters (40-7).

GOLF

GULF SHORES, Ala. -- Tulane was first and Marshall was last (11th) at the end of the Conference USA women's golf championship.

Tulane lapped runner-up East Carolina by 27 strokes at The Peninsula Golf and Racquet Club.

Nico Engstroem Skaug of East Carolina won a three-golfer playoff against Gemma Dryburgh of Tulane and Felicia Espericueta of SMU to claim individual medalist honors. The three golfers finished 54 holes tied at 4-over-par 220.

Marshall was led by Korakot Simsiriwong tied for 22nd at 230. Rachel Thompson finished at 236, Caitlyn Morrone 260, Maria Battaglia 267 and Kristyn Morrone 270.

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