Pirate Women's Track Finishes 11th At C-USA Championships
May 14, 2006
EL PASO, Texas - Senior Terri Davenport turned in a season-best effort and NCAA qualifying mark in the 200 meters and posted a personal-record in the 400 meters as East Carolina closed out competition with an 11th-place team finish at the 2006 Conference USA Track & Field Championships at Kidd Field late Saturday night.
The Pirates tallied a total of 33 points, trailing league champion Houston by 92. Host UTEP (109) edged out Rice (108.50) to earn runner-up status while Southern Miss stood fourth (85) and UAB and Tulsa tied for fifth with 74 points.
Davenport, who currently holds the school record in the 200 meters (23.67 set in 2005), became the squad's third athlete to qualify for a regional post-season appearance after logging a season-best time of 23.78 during a fourth-place finish. She also picked up a sixth-place standing in the 400 meters with a personal-record mark of 55.40.
Sophomore Aisha Bilal-Mack booked ECU's other top performance Saturday, finishing fourth in the 400-meter hurdles with a time of 1:03.57.
In the field events, Danielle Eiler and Emily Thompson were the only Pirates to compete during the last day of action, each vying for placement in the discus throw. Eiler recorded a toss of 43.19 meters to finish ninth while Thompson added an effort of 41.12 to register a 10th-place result.
The Pirates will now prepare for individual competitions at the NCAA East Regional, scheduled for May 26-27 at the Belk Track on the campus of North Carolina A&T University in Greensboro.
FINAL WOMEN'S STANDINGS