April 25, 2013
PHILADELPHIA - Junior V'Alonee Robinson placed second in the women's college long jump on the first day of action for Auburn at the 119th Penn Relays at Franklin Field.
Robinson tied for second in the women's college long jump with her mark of 19-7 (5.97m). The Bahamian international was just behind flight winner Roseanne Erickson from Kent State (20-4.25/6.20m) and tied with Norfolk State's Champagne Bell.
Freshman Jessie Johnson placed fifth in the women's pole vault championship with her clearance at 13-1.5 (4.0m). In the women's college pole vault, Larissa Debich cleared 11-5.75 (3.5m), but missed her next three attempts at 3.65m.
Another freshman, Gabby Cumberbatch, got the action started for Auburn on Thursday morning in the women's 400-meter hurdles. The native of Trinidad & Tobago finished in 1:03.27 in her first collegiate race.
Auburn signee Marshay Ryan finished fifth in the high school girls triple jump with her mark of 40-7.5 (12.38m). The mark was the third-best wind-legal mark in the competition.
Competition for the Tigers picks up on at 8 a.m. CT on Friday with Cam Holt in the men's 400m hurdles and continues through 3 p.m. CT with the women's 100m hurdles qualifying. For the latest on Auburn track and field, follow @AUTrack on Twitter.