Track & Field Wraps Up Day One of NCAA West Preliminary with Three Top-20 Finishes
May 26, 2011
By Jeff Honza
EUGENE, Ore. - Southeast Missouri recorded three top-20 finishes during the first day of the NCAA West Preliminary in front of a crowd of 6,381 at the University of Oregon's Hayward Field.
Tyler Terry was the top placewinner of the seven Redhawks competing on the opening day of the event. Terry was one of 16 competitors who advanced to the final of the men's long jump. He ended up finishing 15th, with his best jump of 24-4.25/7.42m coming on his sixth and final attempt.
Southeast's throwers, which have been strong all year, turned in the other top-20 marks.
Brandon Colbert and Josh Uchtman finished 17th and 19th, respectively in the shot put. Colbert, who narrowly missed advancing to the finals, saw his best throw go 56-0 (17.07) on his third attempt.
Meanwhile, Uchtman's throw travelled 55-7 (16.94m) on his final try of the day.
Espiricueta finished 25th in the women's javelin (145-3/44.29m) and Lewis placed sixth in the fourth heat of the 400-meter dash (56.47), where only the top-three from each of the six heats advanced to the quarterfinals.
Robinson took 39th in the shot put with a 51-5 (15.67m) mark and Draper finished 45th in the javelin (173-11/53.03m).
Southeast resumes action at the NCAA West Preliminary Friday. Shemeika Brewer is scheduled to compete in the triple jump, while Colbert will participate in the hammer.