Track & Field Teams Conclude Alabama Relays
March 28, 2010
By Haley Bohnert
Sports Information Assistant
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (Sunday, March 28, 2010) The Southeast Missouri State track and field teams concluded the Alabama Relays on Sunday with six top-five finishes. The finishes capped off a solid weekend performance for the Redhawks who tallied two individual titles.
Junior Josh Uchtman stood out among the performers. He recorded a runner-up finish in the discus with a season’s best 168’-7.00”. He placed first among collegiate athletes. He followed that with a third place showing in the shot put with a heave of 55’-9.75”, setting a new outdoor personal best.
Teammate Brandon Colbert matched Uchtman in finishes. He placed second in the shot put with a toss of 56’-5.75” which set a season’s best. His third place showing came in the hammer throw with a distance of 188’-1.00”.
Colbert also added an eighth place in the discus with a throw of 153’-0.00”.
On the women’s side, senior Samantha Espiricueta placed third in the javelin throw with a distance of 147’-8.00”.
The Redhawks return to the track this upcoming weekend as they host the Joey Haines Invitational at the Abe Stuber Track & Field Complex. The meet kicks-off on Friday, April 2 with the men’s and women’s hammer throw.