May 12, 2013
HOUSTON (SMU) - Two school records were broken and SMU won in two events as the Mustangs placed second at the Conference USA Outdoor Championships. The finish matched SMU's best result in a C-USA Outdoor Championship, equaling their finish from 2011.
SMU led by one point after 12 total events, 60-59 over nationally-ranked UCF. The Mustangs were paced on Sunday by the efforts of Lucija Cvitanovic and Helena Perez, who each took first in their events. Perez won in shot put, recording a personal-best distance of 16.60 meters, which is fourth all-time at SMU. Cvitanovic utilized a personal-best mark in javelin, throwing for 49.21 meters.
Isis Wilson, Stephanie Kalu, Rachel Scruggs and Craishia Washington combined to set SMU records in both the 4x100 and 4x400 meter relays. The foursome placed second in the 4x100, crossing the line in 44.67. The group was fourth in the 4x400, finishing in 3:40.47.
Kalu placed third in the 100-meter dash with a time of 11.53. Mary Alenbratt was fourth in the 1500-meter run, crossing the line in 4:26.80. The senior then placed sixth in the 5000-meter run with a time of 16:43.25. Ashlee Powers placed 11th in 17:09.74.
Lisa Egarter gave SMU a runner-up result in the high jump, completing the 1.75 meter mark. Cvitanovic placed fifth.
1. UCF | 167
2. SMU | 99.5
3. Houston | 81
4. Memphis | 79
5. Marshall | 63
6. UTEP | 62
7. UAB | 61
8. Rice | 56
9. East Carolina | 51.5
10. Tulsa | 42
11. Tulane | 35
12. Southern Miss | 22
2013 WOMEN'S INDIVIDUAL AWARDS
Co-High Point Scorers of the Meet - Aurieyall Scott, UCF and Alexis Faulknor, UCF
Performance of the Meet - Vanessa Jules, Marshall
Freshman of the Meet - Alexis Faulknor, UCF
Coach of the Year - Caryl Smith Gilbert, UCF