Day one Part One PHOTO GALLERY
McMurry is busy today, leaving me very little time to provide updates, but I'm going to give at least one today (right now) before I go out and get the rest. Holly Rollins' (pictured) junior season came to a disappointing end earlier this afternoon. Two weeks ago, she jumped 12-09, however her knee, which she's had surgery on twice since winning the national title as a freshman in 2008 - flared up today and she was unable to clear 11-10 to advance. Head coach Barbara Crousen said she battled her knee warming up and gave her best effort.
Meanwhile it appears that Breana Anderson-Burton will reach the finals later this afternoon. She jumped 5.61 meters, and the second flight of athletes is still competing, but she is sitting fourth, and she must finish in the top nine.
With the men's pole vault, 400-meter hurdles (prelims), and men's 4X400-meter relay (prelims) to go today, the 4X100-meter relay team won their heat, and finished fifth to advance to the finals, which is scheduled for Saturday at 1:10 p.m. Gavan Bass, Josh Zu-Bolton, Trevon Odom and Kenneth Turner competed today in the 4X100. Below is the video of their preliminary run with Turner starting out and Zu-Bolton finishing. There is no zoom on my Flip cam, but you get the idea:
Stay tuned ...