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Redhawks Close Out Day One at NCAA West Region Prelims
Blake Smith turned in Southeast's best finish during the opening day of the NCAA West Region Prelims

Redhawks Close Out Day One at NCAA West Region Prelims

Day One Results

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Seven Southeast Missouri athletes opened competition in the NCAA West Region Preliminary Championships Thursday at the University of Arkansas' John McDonnell Field.
 
Bethany Pfeiffer, Chris Navarro and Brian Grote each competed in the javelin. Jessica Brown, Blake Smith and Blake Carter participated in the long jump, and Courtney Gapelu took part in the shot put.
 
Smith recorded Southeast's best showing of the day at 25th in the long jump. He finished with a jump of 23-10.25 (7.27m) in his first career NCAA regional appearance.
 
Carter joined Smith in the long jump, taking 41st with a 22-9.25 (6.94m) mark.
 
Pfeiffer and Brown made their first NCAA regional appearance in a Southeast uniform. Pfeiffer finished 33rd in the women's javelin with a 141-10 (43.25m) mark and Brown placed 44th in the women's long jump at 17-11 (5.46m). 
 
In her second-straight NCAA West Prelims meet, Gapelu wound up 41st in the shot put. She posted a 46-11.5 (14.31m) mark on her second throw.
 
Grote and Navarro closed out the day in the javelin. Grote came in at 41st with a 188-10 (57.56m) and Navarro was 45th at 185-5 (56.52m).
 
The NCAA West Region Prelims resume with field events starting at 10 a.m., CT, Friday.
 
Redhawks Competing Friday
10 a.m. - Kevin Farley (men's hammer)
3 p.m. – Kayla Gutierrez (women's discus)
5 p.m. – Ahshane Johnson, Kim Moye (women's triple jump)
5 p.m. – Reggie Miller (men's high jump)
 
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