News from MSU Media Relations--April 25

The latest sports news from the MSU Media Relations Department...Track & Field and MSU Athletics.

Track & Field
PHILADELPHIA, Penn. - Mississippi State finished Day 2 of the Penn Relays with the men's 4x200 relay team qualifying for the championship final.

The squad of D'Angelo Cherry, Dwight Mullings, Emanuel Mayers and Justin Christian place third in the college men's 4x200 heat with a time of 1 minute, 23.34 seconds.

Earning one of the eight fastest times qualified the men's relay team for the championship final Saturday.

On the women's side, senior Marrissa Harris ran a time of 13.41 in the college women's 100-meter hurdles heat to finish fourth.

Lady Bulldog Priscilla Gaines jumped an eighth-place mark in the college women's triple jump with a distance of 39 feet, 3 inches.

State heads into the final round of the Penn Relays Saturday. Leading off for the Bulldogs will be Kendrick Polluard in the college men's triple jump at 2 p.m.

MSU Athletics
STARKVILLE, Miss. - Mississippi State placed six male and female student-athletes on the 2008-09 Southeastern Conference Winter Academic Honor Roll, the league office announced Friday.

MSU's six honorees match Arkansas, Florida and South Carolina for the fourth-most student-athletes on the list, in sports in which State competes. MState placed three basketball players on both the men's and women's side.

MSU trailed only Vanderbilt (10), Tennessee (9), and Kentucky (8) on the list. Ole Miss (5), Alabama and LSU (4), Georgia (2) and Auburn (1) round out the honor roll in the sports in which Mississippi State competes.

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