Tulane track and field making strides in competition

Chandler Daddario, Associate Sports Editor

The Tulane track and field team is traveling with its wave of talent to New York for the Armory Track Invitational against teams from around the United States. 

Tulane will compete against University of Connecticut, Monmouth, Findlay, McGill, Lafayette, Vanderbilt, Lehigh, Loyola University Maryland, Morgan State, Columbia, University of Wisconsin, Boston College and many other participating teams.

Helping lead the Tulane Green Wave to recent success is senior Lilla McMillan and freshman Jordan McClendon. The team just competed in the Indiana Relays where McMillan captured two events titles in the 200- and 400-meter dashes. McClendon, who holds the school record, surpassed her own personal record in the weight throw by throwing 18.87 meters.

The Green Wave also set the American Athletic Conference season record in the four by 400 women’s relay with a time of 3:41.72. 

Tulane has three women inside the top 10 for the 200-meter in the AAC. Those runners consist of redshirt senior Jasmine Blocker, freshman Jessica Duckett and McMillan. As for the 400-meter, McMillan ranks first with 54.17 seconds and Blocker ranks second with 54.31 seconds.

Only certain athletes have qualified for the Armory Track Invitational due to the precise time standards put in place by the heads of the invitational.

McMillan, redshirt senior Jasmine Blocker, freshman Sarah Marvin, freshman Mckenzie Melius, redshirt freshman Emma Newton, redshirt freshman Lauren Bartels, freshman Jordan McClendon and junior Taylor Potts are among many of the Tulane athletes that have qualified and will compete in this invitational. 

The Green Wave hopes to continue its upward trend of success and finish strong in the upcoming Armory Track Invitational on Feb. 5 and 6 in New York.