Ingram cruises her way to 400m title at Clemson

Saturday, February 13, 2010

CLEMSON, S.C. AND FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (Feb. 13, 2010) - A day after a second-place finish in the 300m, junior Jasmine Ingram (Frederick, Md.) cruised her way to the 400m title on Saturday afternoon at the Tiger Paw Invitational inside the Clemson Indoor Track Complex.

Ingram has all ready claimed one 400m title last month at the Niswonger Invitational and on Saturday the Frederick, Md. native beat out Coast Carolina's Ikeiylah Brown for gold again. Ingram crossed the finish line in 55.99.

In the men's 3000m, senior Mike Deren (Blasdell, N.Y.) finished eighth after clocking in a season best time of 8:43.88.

At  Arkansas, senior Duronal Monal (Belle Glade, Fla.) bounced back after a disappointing day in the 60m on Friday night at the Tyson Invitational. Monal won his heat in the 200m and finished 26th overall with a time of 21.47 - marking a season best for the Belle Glade, Fla. native.

"I am pleased with Duronal's run today," said associate track and field coach Michelle Byrne. "This race put him back on track after running faster than he did last weekend at Virginia Tech. This is an extremely banked track here at Arkansas and it took a while for him to get adjusted to the environment. Yesterday, we were disappointed for not advancing to the finals in the 60m. But coming off false starts both at Niswonger and Virginia Tech, put us behind the eight ball, since those were races he didn't get to run. However, with Duronal being here this weekend, I think it got him back on track and headed in the right direction for the conference championships."

 

Also, junior Mike James (Palm Bay, Fla.) battled through an illness to turn in a season best time of 22.40 in the 200m at Arkansas.

 

"Mike had a difficult weekend as he was battling an illness as soon as we arrived in Fayetteville," commented Byrne. "Still with that being said, he needs to be running right at his personal best in the hurdles in order to advance to the final on Friday. I was really proud of the way he sucked it up today and battled through in the 200m. He ran really hard and improved on his time from a week ago at Virginia Tech."

 

The Bucs will now have next weekend off to rest and prepare for the A-Sun Championships, which will be held Feb. 26-27 on the David E. Walker Track inside the ETSU/MSHA Athletic Center.

 

For more information on Buccaneer track and field, visit www.ETSUBucs.com.  

Follow ETSU Athletics on Twitter Twitter and become a fan on Facebook Facebook.
MBB UNC Greensboro 80 F
Dec 13 ETSU 79
WBB Eastern Kentucky University 49 Final
Dec 13 ETSU 64
WBB ETSU 86 Final
Dec 15 Morehead State University 77
MBB ETSU 63 F
Dec 16 Eastern Kentucky 60
WBB ETSU 48 Final
Dec 19 University of North Carolina Wilmington 61
WBB ETSU 56 Final
Dec 20 Jacksonville State University 57
MBB ETSU Richmond, Va.
Dec 22, 7:00 p.m. VCU
WBB Iona College Johnson City, Tenn.
Dec 29, 7:00 p.m. ETSU
MBB ETSU Knoxville, Tenn.
Dec 31, 1:00 p.m. Tennessee
WBB ETSU Chapel Hill, N.C.
Jan 2, 2:00 p.m. University of North Carolina
MBB VMI Freedom Hall
Jan 2, 7:00 p.m. ETSU
MBB ETSU Birmingham, Ala.
Jan 5, 8:00 p.m. Samford
MBB Mercer Freedom Hall
Jan 8, 7:00 p.m. ETSU
WBB ETSU Greenville, S.C.
Jan 10, 2:00 p.m. Furman University
MBB Chattanooga Freedom Hall
Jan 10, 4:00 p.m. ETSU
WBB ETSU Spartanburg, S.C.
Jan 12, 11:30 a.m. Wofford College