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Misha Holmes & Cortez Johnson Set Furman Indoor Records At Tiger Tune-Up

Misha Holmes & Cortez Johnson Set Furman Indoor Records At Tiger Tune-Up

CLEMSON, S.C. -- Sophomore Misha Holmes set a new Furman indoor track & field record with a time of 9.14 in the 60m hurdles preliminaries, while sophomore Cortez Johnson bested his own previous record with a time of 6.85 in the 60m dash at the Tiger-Tune-Up Saturday at the Indoor Track Facility in Clemson, S.C.  

Holmes broke the previous record of 9.15, which was set by Whitney Jones in 2006, and took 14th in her event, while Johnson placed second in the preliminaries with a time of 6.87, then finished second in the 60m finals after shaving his time to the school-record 6.85. 

Juniors Lee Gilmer and Chris Caldwell won the mile and 3,000m, respectively, and the Paladins recorded 16 top-10 finishes at the meet.  Gilmer won the mile with a time of 4:15.67, followed by sophomore Wilkerson Given in second place with a personal-best time of 4:25.42.  Freshman Tyler Greathouse notched a tenth place finish with a time of 4:41.11.  

Caldwell posted a time of 8:48.60 in the 3,000m, while senior Charlie McGoogan took sixth place with a time of 8:57.16.  Junior Jay Miller placed seventh in the event after posting a personal-best time of 9:05.29.  In the field events, junior Brian Toney  placed ninth in the high jump with a mark of 1.85 (6.00-75).

For the Paladin women, seniors Monique Ositelu and Jenna Callahan finished back-to-back in second and third place in the 800m, with Ositelu posting a season-best time of 2:17.03, and Callahan recording a personal-best time of 2:17.05.

Sophomore Haley Gray took second place in the 3,000m with a personal-best time of 10:32.56, while freshman Julia Means was fourth with a season-best time of 10:45.30.  Junior Rebecca Shelton placed seventh in the event with a time of 10:59.11.  In the mile run, freshman Catherine Burton was fourth with a season-best time of 5:11.60, followed by junior Erin Barker in fifth at 5:15.03 and junior Brooke Mosteller in seventh place with a personal-best time of 5:16.24.

Furman will compete in the Southern Conference Championship next Saturday and Sunday in Clemson, S.C.


Tiger Tune-Up

February 19, 2011



60m - Preliminaries

Cortez Johnson 2nd 6.87

Raul Rodriquez 21st 7.22


60m - Finals

Cortez Johnson 2nd 6.85



Raul Rodriquez 15th 23.05

Michael Kelly 29th 24.71



Brian Toney 17th 54.04

Michael Kelly 19th 55.28



James Perez 11th 1:59.99

Quinn Lackey 16th 2:05.44

Jackson Sinor 20th 2:09.30



Lee Gilmer 1st 4:15.67

Wilkerson Given 2nd 4:25.42

Tyler Greathouse 10th 4:41.11



Chris Caldwell 1st 8:48.60

Charlie McGoogan 6th 8:57.16

Jay Miller 7th 9:05.29


4x400m Relay

Lee Gilmer, Wilkerson Given, James Perez, Raul Rodriquez 5th 3:30.05


High Jump

Brian Toney 9th 1.85m (6-00.75)




Starr Belmont 21st 27.23



Alexa Wilton 11th 1:00.63

Erin McChristian 22nd 1:03.68



Monique Ositelu 2nd 2:17.03

Jenna Callahan 3rd 2:17.05



Catherine Burton 4th 5:11.60

Erin Barker 5th 5:15.03

Brooke Mosteller 7th 5:16.24



Haley Gray 2nd 10:32.56

Julia Means 4th 10:45.30

Rebecca Shelton 7th 10:59.11


60m Hurdles - Preliminaries

Misha Holmes 14th 9.14


4x400m Relay

Misha Holmes, Alexa Wilton, Jenna Callahan, Monique Ositelu 5th 4:04.20