Track & Field
Kavanagh Provisionally Qualifies for NCAA Competition

Women's 4x100-relay team takes second.

LEXINGTON, Ky. (April 18, 1999) -- Matt Kavanagh provisionally qualified in the hammer throw for the NCAA Championships in Boise, Idaho on June 2-5. His toss of 213 feet, 8 inches placed him third in the competition.

In the women's competition, the 4x100-relay team of Lutisha Shittu, Michelle Williams, Valerie Williams and Shevan Threats placed second in the race.

Shittu and Threats were top finishers in several other events as well. Shittu set a new personal best and finished fifth with a time of 13.74 in the 100-meter hurdles. Threats finished third in the triple jump with a leap of 41-03.00.

In the shot put competition, Heidi Quast and Suzie von Bernuth finished second and third place, respectively, with throws of 45-08.50 and 44-06.00. von Bernuth also placed fourth in the discus with a throw of 151-11.00. Beth Burkett finished in fourth in the javelin throw. She threw the apparatus 133-02.00.

Other top finishers in men's competition include Scott Theis, who placed second in the shot put competition with a throw of 55-2.75, and Jeff Ellis, who finished in third in the 400-meter hurdles with a time of 52.19.



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