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Women Win OVC Championship, Men Place Second

Feb. 29, 2004

Cape Girardeau, MO (February 29,2004) -- After the final results, the Southeast Missouri State women's track team brought home first place with 170 points followed by Eastern Kentucky with 108 team points. The women's team had several great perfomances on the weekend that contributed to their conference championship win. The men's team also competed well placing second behind Eastern Illinois.

The women had several first place finishes that include the Distance Medley Relay that broke the Ohio Valley Conference record in 12:10.21. The DMR included Jen Burke, LaQuita Andrews, Taryn Phillips and Kaci Pilcher.


2004 Ohio Valley Conference Female Athlete of the Year, Heather Jenkins, won both the weight and shot put competitions. Jenkins broke the OVC record in the weight competition with 61'1.5 and also won the shot in 49'7.25 Lindsay Zeiler was also a double-winner in the meet winning the mile and 3,000-meter run. Zeiler won the mile in 5:00.93 and the 3,000 in 10:01.43.

Brooke Woodruff won the 800-meters in 2:10.58 and Michelle Jett won the pole vault with a vault of 10'11.75.

Second place finishes for the women included Megan Youse in the shot put and weight throw. Youse threw 47'8 in the shot and 57'8.25 in the weight. Kaci Pilcher was second in the mile in 5:04.56 and the 4x400-meter relay of Nyisha Porter, Andrews, Woodruff and Juanita Coleman ran 3:51.65. Lindsey Meyr jumped 18'8 to earn second place in the long jump and Heather West jumped 38'7.50 in the triple jump.

Andrews placed third in the 400-meter dash with a time of 57.09. Lyndsey Stevenson was also third in the 60-meter hurdles in 8.69 and Coleman ran 2:15.81 in the 800-meter run.

The men also had several OVC Champions. Jay Heddell won the shot put competition with a throw of 57'4.25 and Daniel Jones won the weight throw with 55'5.75. Jordan Willi once again won the pole vault in 16'0.50 and David Herman won the 60-meter hurdles in 8.16.

Mile Smith placed second in the 400-meter dash in 49.60. Andrew Lambert jumped 6'7.50 in the high jump for second place and Collin Sheridan vaulted 14'11 in the pole vault. Alonzo Nelson, Smith, Jon Jefferson and Chaz Brown were second in the 4x400-meter relay that ran 3:21.12.

Lambert was third in the in the triple jump with 44'9.75 and was also fourth in the long jump with 22'7.25.

Brian Whitehead was fourth in the 5,000-meters in 15:28.79 and the Distance Medley Relay of Brad DeMattei, Nelson, Kirk Nesbit and Chad Sierman was fourth place in 10:43.08.


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