Woodruff and Jenkins Break School Records
April 10, 2004
Cape Girardeau, MO (April 11, 2004) It was a record setting day at the Mississippi State Invitational in Starkville, MS as two Southeast athletes broke school records. Three athletes also qualified for the NCAA Regional.
Sophomore Brooke Woodruff placed second in the 800-meter run in a time 2:07.74 breaking the school record. Woodruff also qualified for the NCAA Regional. Heather Jenkins also set a new school record in the hammer throw with a throw of 176-6. Jenkins won the event and met the qualifying mark in the hammer, which is the third event she has qualified in. Jenkins has already qualified in the shot put and discus.
Freshman Miles Smith took second in the 400-meter dash running 46.84 which ranks him number three on the Southeast All-Time Best List and he also met the NCAA Regional Qualifying mark in the event.
The Southeast women came away with the team win with 189 points with Mississippi State in second with 179. Jacksonville State took third with a team score of 80.
First place finishes for the women include LaQuita Andrews in the 400-meter dash (56.73), Jenkins in the discus (160-0) and also the shot (48-0), Lyndsey Stevenson in the 400-meter hurdles (1:06.13), the 4x100-meter relay of Natasha Fortenberry, LaQuita Andrews, Nyisha Porter and Rose Fulton (46.30) and the 4x400-meter relay of Porter, Andrews, Woodruff and Juanita Coleman (3:49.17).
Second place finishes include Lyndsey Stevenson in the 100-meter hurdles (14.48), Kyra Joiner in the 400-meter hurdles (1:06.75), Michelle Jett in the pole vault (10-6), Kia White in the long jump (18-1.5), Porter in the 200-meter dash (25.04), Heather West in the triple jump (37-11) and Lindsey Myer in the javelin (113-8).
Third place finishers for Southeast were Coleman in the 400-meter run (56.96), Lindsey Zeiler in the 1500-meter run (4:30.89), Megan Rosenkoetter in the pole vault (10-0) and Megan Youse in the shot (43-3).
The Southeast men's team placed second behind Mississippi State with 63 team points. Mississippi State won with 111 team points. University of Alabama-Huntsville came in third with 4 points.
First place finishers on the men's side were Jared Tanz in the 800-meter run (1:52.58), Alonzo Nelson in the 400-meter hurdles (52.94), Jay Heddell in the discus (163-8) and the 4x400-meter relay team of Jon Jefferson, Tim Jefferson, Nelson and Smith (3:22.87).
Second place finishers were Brian Whitehead in the 5000-meter run (14:51.42), David Herman in the 110-meter hurdles (14.88), Colin Sheridan in the pole vault (14-0), Andrew Lambert in the long jump (23-1.25), Bill Nekula in the discus (158-8) and the 4x100-meter relay team of J. Jefferson, T. Jefferson, Smith and Seth Schuster (41.22).
Third place finishers include Shawn Statler in the long jump (22-10) and Daniel Jones in the shot (49-10) and discus (156-6).
"It was great to get Brooke and Miles qualified for the NCAA Regional in their events, it was also great for Heather to qualify in her third event," said head track and field coach Joey Haines. "We really had some great performances today."
The track team will travel to Lawrence, KS next weekend, April 15-17, to compete in the Kansas Relays.