Brown Ties Triple Jump Record at Poehlein Invite

GO HUSKIES Shoshanna Brown tied the school triple jump record at the Mike Poehlein Invite, Saturday.
GO HUSKIES
Shoshanna Brown tied the school triple jump record at the Mike Poehlein Invite, Saturday.
GO HUSKIES

April 4, 2009

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WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Senior Shoshanna Brown tied the school triple jump record, and the Northern Illinois track and field team had 11 top-eight placements at the Mike Poehlein Invitational, Saturday, including seven in jumping events.

Including Brown's record-tying second-place finish, Huskies took three of the top four places in the triple jump to highlight the day. Brown finished as the runner-up with a 38-4.25 jump, matching teammate Brittany Houghton's mark set at the 2008 Mid-American Conference Championships. Brown's performance is the third school record set in as many events this outdoor season. Houghton earned the bronze in the triple jump with a 37-2.25 mark, and freshman Jenner Sio hit 36-9.75 for fourth place.

The story was similar in the long jump, where another trio of Huskies finished high. Houghton placed third with an 18-10 mark. Brown finished sixth with a 17-9, and freshman Deidra McIntosh placed eighth with a 17-7.5 jump. Junior Nicole Williams took fourth with a 5-5 high jump to close a standout day for the Huskie leapers.

Also in the field, senior Jennene Anthony finished fourth in the discus with a 147-4 throw, and Rachel Pinson threw 108-5 in the javelin to place seventh.

The 4x100 relay team of Kaylee Walters, Rochelle Muskeyvalley, Rasheta Butler and Houghton highlighted Northern Illinois' day on the track with a fourth place finish in 48.73 seconds. Senior Meghan Ginter also performed well, placing seventh in the 3,000-meter steeplechase with a 12:17.29.

The Huskies return to action in two weeks at the Spartan Open, April 18, in Dubuque, Iowa