Arnold Sets School Record In Discus

Saturday, May 31 2008 - NCAA Mid East Regional - Kandace Arnold


Panthers compete at NCAA Mideast Regional


FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. - Sophomore Kandace Arnold set the school record in the discus but her record setting effort was only good for 19th place as Eastern Illinois competed in day one of the NCAA Mideast Regional.

Arnold's toss was 153'06" which was a foot and a half better than the previous school record held by Adrianne Leschewski in 2005.   Arnold will compete in the shot put on Saturday afternoon.

Annie Alexander of Tennessee won the event with a throw of 183'10" while Astin Steward of Purdue was second at 176'.

Chandra Golden was the only other Panther in action on Friday placing 34th in the prelims of the 100 meter hurdles.  Golden's time was 14.06.

Nickiesha Wilson of LSU and Tiffany Ofili of Michigan both ran sub 13.00 to finish first and second in the prelims.

Jenna Uhe, Obe Eruteya, Tyler Arnholt and Dorrian White will all join Arnold in action on Saturday