April 23, 2011
BATON ROUGE, La. — Eric Bailey clocked a season-best time to win the 400-meter hurdles Saturday at the LSU Alumni Gold Invitational in Baton Rouge. The senior ran 50.68 in the event, bettering his previous season best of 50. 87, and winning his second title of the season in the event. The time moves Bailey up to No. 3 in the Big 12 and No. 9 nationally.
With a strong tailwind, Mookie Salaam finished second overall and first among collegiate athletes in the 100-meter dash with a time of 10.04. However, the previously mentioned wind was measured at 5.1 meters-per-second which puts the result over the legal 4.0 mps used for NCAA qualifying purposes. The 2008 Olympic silver medalist in the event, Richard Thompson, won Saturday with a time of 9.91.
The quartet of Bailey, Remuro Henry, Trayvion Jones and Remuro Henry clocked a season-best time of 3:10.48 in the 4x400-meter relay to finish third overall and second among collegiate relays.
Running in a star-studded 110-meter hurdles field, Malcolm Anderson clocked his best time of the season, finishing fourth overall and second among collegiate athletes with a time of 13.87.
Oklahoma Final Results
Men’s 100-Meter Dash: 2. Mookie Salaam 10.04
Men’s Open 200-Meter Dash: 6. Evan Pierson 21.40; 16. Marcus Anderson 21.82
Men’s Invitational 400-Meter Dash: 7. Remuro Henry 47.12
Men’s Open 400-Meter Dash: 11. Daniel Nix 49.36
Men’s 110-Meter Hurdles: 4. Malcolm Anderson 13.87
Men’s 400-Meter Hurdles: 1. Eric Bailey 50.68; 5. Trayvion Jones 53.98
Men’s 4x100-Meter Relay: 6. Marcus Anderson, Mookie Salaam, Evan Pierson, Remuro Henry 40.19
Men’s 4x400-Meter Relay: 3. Eric Bailey, Remuro Henry, Trayvion Jones, Marcus Anderson 3:10.48