Women in 1st, Men in 2nd After Day 1 of OVC Track & Field Championships
April 30, 2010
COOKEVILLE, Tenn. - The Southeast Missouri State track and field teams completed day one of the Ohio Valley Conference Outdoor Track & Field Championships among the team leaders. The women's team leads defending champion Eastern Illinois, 72.50-64. The men's team sits in second place with 68 points, eight points behind Eastern Illinois.
The Redhawks claimed three individual titles at Tucker Stadium and 15 top-three finishes.
Senior Juli Koenegstein won her third OVC 3,000 meter steeplechase title of her career. The OVC and school record holder finished with a time of 10:53.69.
Junior Tyler Terry won his first outdoor long jump title with a leap of 23'-11.75". The Cape Girardeau native will attempt to record a rare double-double on Saturday. If he captures the triple jump title he will become the first Redhawk since Jon Riley (1996) to win both triple and long jump titles during the indoor and outdoor seasons.
OVC Male Field Athlete of the Year Brandon Colbert won the shot put title with a toss of 55'-11.00". It was his fourth outdoor shot put title of the season.
The women's team got a boost in points from discus. Ashley Brewer placed second with a throw of 163'-3.00". Samantha Espiricueta joined Brewer with All-OVC honors, finishing third with a toss of 149'-2.00".
Junior Brianna Egbuka finished sixth with a throw of 138'-11.00".
Egbuka recorded a runner-up finish in the shot with a heave of 45'-7.75". Brewer finished third (44'-7.00") followed by Espiricueta in fifth with a throw of 41'-4.50".
Rachel Kahle captured All-OVC honors in the long jump finishing third with a distance of 18'-10.75". Kahle also advanced to the finals on Saturday in two sprinting events. She had the top 200 meter preliminary time finishing in 24.89. In the 100 meter prelims she finished in 12.10, the second best time among the competitors.
Senior Szandra Pal placed fourth in the 10,000 meter run with a time of 39:28.11.
In the high jump Cara Harbstreet tied for fourth with a height of 5'-2.25".
Junior Monica Noble placed sixth in the steeplechase, crossing the finish line in 11:55.20.
Co-OVC Freshman of the Year Jerika Lewis advanced in the 400 meters, finishing second in the prelims with a time of 55.83. In the 200 meter prelims,she advanced to Saturday's finals with a time of 25.18.
In the prelims of the 400 meter hurdles, sophomore Travon Beard advanced with a time of 1:04.98.
Colbert added a runner-up finish in the discus to go with his shot put title. His throw of 167'-2.00" secured the second place spot.
In the 10,000 meter run, junior Jason Lumpkin finished second with a time of 31:46.03.
For the men's team Ryan Criglar placed third in the long jump with a leap of 23'-2.00".
Freshman Jeff Wilfong received All-OVC honors in the pole vault. He cleared 15'-0.00" to take third place honors.
The championships conclude tomorrow with a full day of events. The first event starts at 9:00 a.m.