Todd Widom, the 2003-04 All-American player of Miami’s men’s tennis team, will be competing in two local pro events. The 21-year-old Widom has been a pro tennis player for one year and will be making his second appearance at the Key Biscayne $10,000 Futures Jan. 25, and the $380,000 Delray Beach Millennium International Tennis Championships Jan. 31.
Widom joined the pro tennis tour in May 2003 and in seven months jumped up 600 ranking slots. In his first six months he won the $15,000 Futures in Hawaii, and a $10,000 Futures in Joplin, Mo., in addition to being a finalist in another $15,000 Futures in Hawaii.
In 2004 he was also a semi-finalist in a $50,000 Challenger Tournament in Denver, Colo., and a finalist at the $10,000 Futures Tournaments in Tampa, Fla. and Toronto, Canada.
This month Widom will be playing at The Tennis Center at Crandon Park for the $10,000 Futures Tournament from Jan. 25 to Jan. 30. Then he will be traveling north to the $380,000 Delray Beach Millennium International Tennis Championship Jan. 31 to Feb. 6.
Women’s Track & Field
Kimberly Barrett won the weight throw and discus, and Brenda Faluade won both the long jump and triple jump to lead the 21st-ranked University of Miami women’s track and field team to a first-place finish at the Leonard Hilton Memorial Track and Field Meet in Houston, Texas.
Miami won seven of 15 events on Friday and finished with 108 points to defeat a strong field of 14 teams including fifth-ranked Texas (92 points).
Barrett captured the weight throw with a school record and NCAA automatic qualifying mark of 20.77 meters (68-01.75). Her throw shattered the old school record of 17.13 meters by nearly 12 feet.
Barrett led a 1-2-3 Miami sweep in the weight throw as Akera Latham finished second with a mark of 17.71 meters (58-01.25) and Khadija Talley took third with a toss of 17.49 meters (57-04.75).
Barrett also set a school record in winning the shot put, posting an NCAA provisional mark of 16.52 meters (54-02.50).
Faluade, who earned All-America honors in both the long jump and triple jump last season, won the long jump with a leap of 6.11 meters (20-00.50) and the triple jump with a mark of 13.04 meters (42-09.50). Both marks provisionally qualify her for the NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships.
Other individual winners include All-American Wiande Moore, who won the 60-meters with an NCAA provisional qualifying mark of 7.37 seconds, five-time All-American Charlette Greggs, who won the 400-meters in an NCAA provisional time of 54.62 seconds and Melanie Schultz, who captured the Mile Run in a time of 4:55.52.