Darrick Brown wins the long jump to lead McNeese in Houston indoor meet


Darrick Brown won the long jump at Houston on Saturday.
Darrick Brown wins the long jump to lead McNeese in Houston indoor meet

Feb. 9, 2008

Darrick Brown continued his outstanding performance while Christi McRae came up with a standout showing of her own to lead McNeese State during the Houston Cougar indoor track and field meet on Saturday.

Brown won the long jump with a season best 24-7 leap and then finished seventh in the high jump at 6-6 3/4 and was seventh in the triple jump at 47-0 1/4.

Brown competed in the triple jump for the first time in two years.

McRae produced a season best 57.65 in the 400 meters for the Cowgirls.

It was one of the final tune-ups for the Cowboys and the Cowgirls as they prepare for the Southland Conference championship meet which will be held in Houston in two weeks.

Other leaders for the Cowboys on Saturday were Marcus Brown with a third place in the long jump at 23-8, a fourth place for John Jamail in the weight throw at 52-6 1/2, a fourth for Mark Hoey in the 5000 meters at 15:23.59 and a fourth for Jordan Neil in the 3000 meter run at 8:46.

Also for the Cowgirls, the team's distance medley foursome ran second with a 12:49.33 clocking and Lindsay Brooks finished sixth in the high jump at 5-4 1/2.

Other performances for the Cowboys had Freddie Hannie go 48-8 for 10th in the weight throw, Jamail finish eighth in the shot put at 50-5 1/2, Quinten Lawrence run a 6.97 for ninth place in the 60 meter dash and Johnathan Koenck run 4:31.84 for eighth in the mile run.

For the Cowgirls, DeAnn Washington was ninth in the shot put at 37-a5 1/4, Amy Aguillard and Julie Buller tied for eighth in the pole vault at 10-8 and Amy Guinn finished 11th in the mile at 5:22.78.

McNeese assistant coach Erik Whitsitt continued undefeated in the shot put as he won that event with a throw of 58-3 1/2 while competing unattached.