Tiger Track Team To Be Honored at Toomer's

Auburn, Ala.--Auburn's national champion women's track and field team will be honored with a "Celebration of Champions" at Toomer's Corner Wednesday at 6 p.m. AU officials are encouraging fans to join the Tigers as they celebrate with the traditional rolling of Toomer's Corner.

The Toomer's celebration will be set up like ones earlier this year to honor national titles won in 2006 by the men's swimming team, the women's swimming team and the women's equestrian team.

On Saturday in Sacramento, Calif., the Tigers finished first at the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships with 57 points. Southern Cal was a distant second with 38.5 points and South Carolina finished third with 38.

Markita James, a senior from Smiths Station, runs to victory in the 400-meter hurdles in a personal-best time while teammate Josanne Lucas (right) takes second place in the event. AU got 10 points for a first place and eight more for second in its best event of the competition.

Seven Auburn women combined for nine All-American performances, including a pair of individual national champions in 400-meter hurdler Markita James and Jovanee Jarrett in the long jump.

Kerron Stewart became the second woman in Auburn history to win All-American honors in three events at one NCAA outdoor meet, finishing second in the 100 and the 200 and anchoring the fifth-place 4x100m relay team.

Josanne Lucas finished in the top five in two events, placing second in the 400 hurdles behind James and finishing fifth in the 100 hurdles.

Angela Homan finished fifth in the 10,000, Michelle Vaughn was eighth in the triple jump and Tamara Thomas, who joined James, Jarrett and Stewart in the 4x100m relay, also earned All-American honors.

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