Track Teams Show Great Performances
Feb. 1, 2004
Cape Girardeau, MO (February 1, 2004) - Once again the Southeast Missouri State track and field teams competed well and had several outstanding performances on the weekend. The team competed at the University of Illinois.
After all events the University of Illinois women's team pulled away with the win (160) edging out the Otahks (141). Finishing third was Southwest Missouri State with 83 team points and the University of Iowa was fourth with 51 points.
The Southeast men brought home fourth place with Illinois, Western Michigan and Eastern Illinois rounding out the top three team places. Southwest Missouri State took fifth place.
"On the women's team we had an overall good team performance and several great individual performances,” said head track and field coach Joey Haines. "We did a lot of great things this weekend.”
Outstanding performances from the women include Heather Jenkins winning the shot put and the weight throw competitions. Jenkins threw 47'5.5 in the shot and 59'11.25 in the weight. Lindsey Meyr was first place in the long jump with a leap of 18'3.25 and Michelle Jett won the pole vault in 10'11.75. Brooke Woodruff was a first place finisher in the 800-meter run in 2:13.73.
Rose Fulton was second in the 60 meters in 7.56 and Heather West was also second in the triple jump jumping 37'11.25. Megan Youse placed second in the shot put with 43'8.5 and the 4x400 meter relay team that consisted of Nyisha Porter, Juanita Coleman, Woodruff and LaQuita Andrews placed second in 3:56.59.
Third place finishers included Porter in the 200-meter dash, Andrews in the 400-meters, Rosenkoetter in the pole vault, Greene in the long jump and Nichole Portell in the shot put.
"The men's team didn't compete as well team wise, but had some great individual performances as well,” said Haines. "We had some good performances that will move some of the men up on the OVC Best List.”
Jay Heddell was the only first place finisher for the men's team placing first in the shot put. Heddell threw 55'9 to win the event. Mile Smith placed second in the 400 meter dash in 49.19.
The track teams will take next weekend off and resume competition February 14, 2004 at the Adidas-University of Nebraska Invitational.