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Sophomore Miles Smith won the 200 meter dash and helped lead the 4X400 meter relay team to a second place finish.
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Track Competes at SIU-Carbondale

Dec. 11, 2004

Carbondale, IL - Southeast track teams competed at SIU-Carbondale Friday night. Both the men and women had standout performances.

For the women, freshman Kathy Coleman stole the show winning four events. She won the long jump with a mark of 20'2.25", the triple jump with 40'1 1/2", the 55-meter dash in a time of 7.04, and the 55-meter hurdles in 8.41. Junior Michelle Jett also earned a first place finish in the pole vault with a vault of 11'0".

Second place finishes went to senior Lindsey Meyr in the long jump, 18'9 3/4", sophomore Heather West in the triple jump, 38'9 1/2", and junior Megan Rosenkoetter in the pole vault, 10'0".


Third place finishes went to sophomore Kia White in the long jump, 18'4 1/4", and junior Renee Herzog in the pole vault, 9'6".

The men's team took three first place finishes. Senior Brian Knippen won the shot put with 55'2". Sophomore Mike Colon went 47'5" in the triple for a first place finish and sophomore Miles Smith won the 200 meter dash in a time of 21.8.

Smith also helped the 4X400 meter team capture a second place finish in a time of 3:14.27. The team consisted of Miles Smith, Christopher Poindexter, Alonzo Nelson, and Chaz Brown.

Third place finishes went to sophomore Bill Nekula in the shot put, 50'2 1/2" and freshman Tom Kinder who finished in a time of 2:04.81 in the 800 meter run.

After two strong meets, both teams will continue to work hard over Christmas break. They will be back in action after the new year, returning to SIU-Carbondale on January 21.


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