Celriece Law takes triple jump

LEXINGTON, Ky. - University of Tennessee sophomore Celriece Law soared to victory and an NCAA provisional qualifying mark in the triple jump Friday night as the eighth-ranked Lady Volunteers began the first of two days of action at the Rod McCravy Memorial meet at Nutter Fieldhouse.

Law, from Denver, Colo., stretched the tape to 41 feet, 9 1/4 inches to win by more than 3 1/2 feet.

More importantly, with the fifth-longest mark in school history, Law put her name on the provisional qualifying list for the NCAA Indoor Championships. She bettered her previous personal record of 41-8 1/2, which she charted last February at the Tyson Invitational in Fayetteville, Ark.

In the weight throw, junior Shanna Dickenson (Cincinnati, Ohio) turned in a heave of 60 feet, 1/2 inch to grab sixth place. Sophomore Alicia Essex (Purcellville, Va.) earned a tie for ninth in the pole vault with a clearance of 11-3.75.

Dickenson and junior Amara McKell (Nashville, Tenn.) were slated to take part late Friday night in the discus throw, an event that is normally contested outdoors.

The Big Orange women will return to the University of Kentucky campus on Saturday to compete in 10 events. Dickenson and McKell get the Lady Vols started at 11 a.m. with the shot put, and the meet concludes with the 4x400m relay at 4:50 p.m.

Live results from the meet can be found at: http://live.ukathletics.com/2006/track/011907/index.htm.

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