May 28, 2004
Walnut, Ca.- Ten Albany State University athletes will compete in Saturday's final events at the 2004 NCAA Division II Outdoor Track and Field Championships at Mount San Antonio College in Walnut, California.
On Friday, Eddie McDuffie, whose school record jump of 26 3 3/4", had him the top seed in the long jump.
McDuffie earns the SIAC champs their first points of the meet by finishing fourth in the long jump which is good for five points.
McDuffie best effort on Friday was 24' 9 1/4" and just two inches short of the winning jump;.
Nathaniel Roberson finished ninth for the Golden Rams in the decathlon.
Qualifying for the women's 100-meter dash on Saturday, Jasmine Peck finished the preliminaries in seventh place after running her fastest time of 11.70.
Peck, and her teammates LaToyia Johnson, Marteela Colbert and Ashley Tremble, qualified for finals in the women's 4x100-meter relays with their eighth place finish of 46.51.
On the men's side, Sterling Gray will get a chance to defend his 2003 championship title in the men's 400-meter dash after qualifying in fifth place with a time of 46.53.
The men's 4 x 100-meter relay team of Dontreal Williams, Gregory Bolden, Garrion Martin and Gray qualified with a seventh place finish of 40.27.
"I am very proud of our athletes. They have proven that they have the talent to compete at the national level," Laster said. "They have worked hard to get here and we expect to win more championship titles."
The ASU men's team won 2004 SIAC championship, while the women's team finished the SIAC championships in second place.
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