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April 27, 2007

Virginia triple jumper Katie Tershel qualified for the NCAA Regional meet with a personal-best leap of 12.32m (40' 5") en route to a second-place finish at the Penn Relays today in Philadelphia, Pa. Tershel becomes the second triple jumper to qualify from Virginia as All-American Tomika Ferguson has also met the standard.

School record holder Yemi Ayeni also took home runner-up honors at the meet; he threw a 58.70m in the discus and took second place. Action at the Penn Relays concludes tomorrow (April 28).

Women: 4x1500m: 18:18.82 (10th); TJ: Tershel,12.32m (40' 5") - 2nd ; 4x200m: 1:38.37; SMR: 3:56.11

Men: 100m: Jones, 10.80; PV: Lewis, 4.60m (15-01.25); SP: Rankin, 15.32m (50' 3.25"); Pickle, 15.26m (50' .75"); Disc: Ayeni, 58.70m (2nd); 4x200m: 1:27.72;



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