Ding Wins High Jump at TSU Relays
March 20, 2015
HOUSTON, Texas- Rice sophomore jumper Daisy Ding won the first high jump competition of her career with a winning leap of 1.77m (5-09.75) at Friday's TSU Relays.
Ding, from Sydney, Australia, tied Cal St. Northridge's Lydia French for the top high jump mark in the country with the personal best leap. Ding was coming off a C-USA Indoor title in the triple jump back on Feb. 26.
Junior Belle MacFarlane placed third behind Ding with a height of 1.62m (5-03.75) while sophomore thrower Ijeoma Ugwunze set a new personal best in the discus with a second-place throw of 47.54m (156-04). Sophomore thrower Dreu Dixson also set a PB with a distance of 46.37m (152-01) in the hammer throw, placing fifth.
In the sprints senior Simone Martin ran her best 100m dash in three seasons with a time of 12.1 seconds into the wind. She will race in the finals on Saturday at 5:55 p.m.
Following tomorrow's events the Owls will then turn their attention to the Texas Relays in Austin.