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Southeast Men Second After Opening Day of OVC Indoor Track Meet

Feb. 23, 2007

Charleston, Ill. - The Southeast Missouri State men's indoor track team is in second place after the opening day of the Ohio Valley Conference Indoor Track & Field Championships with the women's team currently in fourth place.

There were five final events in both the men's and women's competition on Friday and prelims in other events. Eastern Illinois leads the men's competition with 66 points while Southeast is second with 41 and Tennessee State third with 38. The Panthers also lead the women's competition with 38 points followed by Tennessee State (29), Murray State (25.5) and Southeast in fourth with 23 points.

The Southeast men piled up a lot of points in the weight throw with Brandon Colbert finishing second with a throw of 55-9 3/4, Andy Croxford was fourth, 53-9 3/4,Bill Nekula sixth, 48-9 and Andy Glass seventh, 48-4 1/2.

John Berry finished third in the long jump with a leap of 24-9 1/4 with Anthony Haris fifth, 22-8 1/2. In the high jump, Ryan Doty was seventh and Jon Henfling eighth.

Brandon Karcher placed third in the 5,000-meters in a time of 15:22.46 and the Southeast Distance Medley Relay placed fifth.

The Southeast women got a second place finish by Funtasia Clark in the high jump and third place finishes by Ashley Brewer in the weight throw and Brittni Peck in the 5,000-meters.

The women's Distance Medley Relay team finished fifth.

Natasha Fortenberry led Southeast qualifiers with the top preliminary time in the 400-meters at 56.68. Whitney Thomas qualified in both the 60-meter hurdles and the 200-meters and Precious Elliott qualified in the 60-meter dash.

Chris Williams was the top qualifier in both the 200 and 400-meters. TheRedhawks sophomore ran 49.80 in the 400-meters and 21.94 in the 200. Chris Poindexter also qualified in both the 200 and 400 while David Reid qualified in the 200.

Freshman T.J. Walls qualified for the finals in the 60-meter dash while Jaimie Lee and Danny Stults both qualified in the 800-meters.

The OVC championships will conclude on Saturday.


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