Track Teams Prove They Are Ready For OVC Championships
Feb. 20, 2004
Cape Girardeau, MO (February 20, 2004) - The Southeast track teams hosted the Southeast Invitational Friday evening in the Student Recreation Center. Both the womens and men's teams proved they were ready for OVC action by an array of outstanding performances on the night.
"I was extremely pleased with the results of the home meet, we had some great performances from many of our athletes," said head track and field coach Joey Haines. "This meet showed we are ready to perform at the OVC Championships next weekend."
First place honors went out to junior Heather Jenkins who broke the school record and also the meet record in the weight throw competition. Jenkins broke both records throwing 61'7.75. Jenkins also won the shot with a put of 49'3.
Another record breaker was senior Lyndsey Stevenson in the 55-meter hurdles. Stevenson won the event in 7.99 that broke the school and meet record.
Junior LaQuita Andrews took first place in the 300-meter dash in a time of 40.27 and freshman Juanita Coleman recorded a time of 2:18.06 in the 800-meters placing her first in the event. Senior Kaci Pilcher also won the 1,000-meter run in 2:56.81.
Sophomore Natasha Fortenberry pulled away with the win in the 200-meter dash in 25.39. Taryn Phillips placed second in the 600-meter dash in 1:41.54. Sophomore Rose Fulton took third in the 55-meter dash in 7.21 and sophomore Kim Kreiger also received third place in the 3,000-meter run.
Senior Megan Youse and sophomore Nicole Portell placed second and third in the shot put competition. Youse threw 46'10.75 and Portell threw 41'1.
First place finishers for the men included sophomore Jordan Willi in the pole vault. Willi vaulted 14'6. Senior Jay Heddell won the shot put competition with a throw of 57'5.75 and senior Shawn Statler took first in the long jump with 22'8.50. Statler also won the 55-meter dash in 6.49. Winning the 55-meter hurdles was sophomore Alonzo Nelson in 7.66.
Freshman Seth Schuster was first place in the 400-meter dash in 52.06 and was also second in the 200-meter dash recording 23.59.
Freshman Jon Jefferson competed in both the 200-meter dash and 55-meter dash. Jefferson won the 200-meters in 23.04 and placed second in the 55-meters in 6.50. Brother of Jon, Tim Jefferson, placed third in the 55-meters running 6.51.
Junior Daniel Jones was second in the weight throw competition with a throw of 51'8.25 also second in the mile run was sophomore Gabe Lutes. Lutes ran 4:32.50. Freshman Quincey Ezealah was second in the 400-meter dash and third place in the 200-meters.
Next weekend, February 27-28, the track teams will be competing in the Ohio Valley Conference Championships held at Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, IL.