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Track and Field Hosts Redhawk Invitational

Track and Field Hosts Redhawk Invitational

Feb. 18, 2011

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by Bo Bunton
Southeast Missouri State

CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO.- The Southeast Missouri State track and field team’s won 9 of the 24 events at the annual Redhawk Invitational at the Southeast Student Recreation Center on Friday night.

The Redhawks hosted Arkansas-Pine Bluff, Austin Peay, Mississippi College, Memphis, Murray State and Rust College.

Karlis Pujats from Memphis broke the meet record with a pole vault height of 16’-8.75”. The previous record was held by Brad Tyler of Arkansas State. He had a height of 16’-8.00” in 2000.

The women’s pole vault was dominated by three Redhawks. Jill Schnurbusch won the event over teammate Erica Grajales in a jump off. They both had jumps of 11’-5.75”, but Schnurbusch was able to take the title after four jump offs. Schnurbusch won her first individual title of her career. Nikki Buchheit took third with a height of 10’-11.75.

Brianna Egbuka won the women’s weight throw over 10 other throwers with a distance of 54’-6.00”.

In the men’s long jump, Ryan Criglar took home the gold medal with a distance of 22’-7.00”, while teammate Chris Johnson finished in second with a distance of 22’-4.50”.

Brandon Colbert finished second in the men’s weight throw after a distance of 60’-11.50”. He threw further than 11 other competitors.

In the women’s long jump, Mary Pearson finished in third place. She had a distance of 17’-6.00” and finished ahead of nine other jumpers.

In the men’s triple jump, Chris Johnson took home the title after a dominating performance. He jumped a distance of 45’-6.25” and out jumped the other three jumpers.

Brent Collins ran unattached in the 3000 meter run and won with a time of 9:20.06. He finished just ahead of distance coach Ryan Lane, who finished with a time of 9:21.67 and took third place.

Angellica Larrier took second place in the 55 meter dash with a time of 7.19.

Jerika Lewis took second place in the women’s 300 with a time of 40.98. She beat out 23 other runners in the event.

In the men’s 300 meters, Ryan Criglar ran a 36.51 and took third place. The men’s and women ‘s teams will be in action next weekend in Charleston, Ill. at the Ohio Valley Conference Championships.

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