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Courtesy: Columbia University Athletics

Columbia Jumpers Shine At War Eagle Invitational

Courtesy: Columbia University Athletics
          Release: 04/22/2012
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AUBURN, Ala. – Columbia’s sprinters and jumpers enjoyed some standout performances this weekend down at the War Eagle Invitational at Hutsell-Rosen Track in Auburn, Ala.

On the women’s side, senior Monique Roberts had the best day, taking first in the high jump by clearing 1.70m. First-year Nadia Eke posted strong showings in both the triple jump (12.52m, third place) and the long jump (5.81m, sixth place). Junior Uju Ofoche took fifth place in the long jump with a leap of 5.96m.

The Columbia men’s sprinters were impressive in the trip south. In the 800m, junior Liam Tansey took third place with a time of 1:50.49. First-year Connor Claflin was right on his heels, taking fourth in 1:50.56.

WOMEN
100m Dash

Marvellous Iheukwumere – 12.14, 18th place

200m Dash
Marvllous Iheukwumere – 24.47, 15th place
Uju Ofoche – 24.73, 22nd place
Yamira Bell – 24.74, 23rd place

400m Dash
Yamira Bell – 55.43, 11th place
Miata Morlu – 55.51, 13th place

High Jump
Monique Roberts – 1.70m, first place

Long Jump
Uju Ofoche – 5.96m, fifth place
Nadia Eke – 5.81m, sixth place

Triple Jump
Nadia Eke – 12.52m, third place
QueenDenise Okeke – 11.38m, 15th place

MEN
400m Dash

Kevin Boyd – 48.29, ninth place

800m Run
Liam Tansey – 1:50.49, third place
Connor Claflin – 1:50.56, fourth place

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