Meet Records Fall Early at Mobil Invitational
FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) _ Bob Kennedy and Maicel Malone set meet records in the 3,000- and 400-meter runs Saturday, and Tisha Waller won the women’s high jump with a 1996 American indoor best at the Mobil Invitational.
Kennedy grabbed the lead from Steve Holman with two laps remaining, then held off a late charge by Morocco’s Khalid Kairouani, taking the lead for good just after the final turn. He won a sprint to the finish line to set the record of 7:42.29, the third-fastest time ever run by an American at that distance.
Malone’s time of 51.80 seconds was the fastest run by an American this season and beat out Jearl Miles by more than half a second, breaking the record of 51.92 set by Miles last year.
Waller was perfect in five jumps to clear 6-foot-5, 2 1/2 inches better than runner-up Angela Bradburn and third-place finisher Karol Jenkins.
In other early Saturday action, host George Mason won the women’s distance medley with an NCAA-provisional qualifying time of 11:35.79.
LaSalle won the men’s medley and Norfolk State won the men’s collegiate 800 relay.