Track and Field

Men Second, Women Third After Day One of OVC Championships

Results | Championship Central

CHARLESTON, Ill. - After day one of the 2015 Ohio Valley Conference Indoor Track & Field Championships, the Southeast Missouri men's teams is second while the women's team is third. 

Southeast's men's team has 50 points, trailing SIUE who has 53 points. The women's team has 38.50 points, trailing to first-place Eastern Illinois (45) and Eastern Kentucky (40). 

The men's heptathlon began Friday. After four completed events, Chris Martin leads the pack with 2,894 points. Chris Navarro is a close second with 2,824 points. Navarro has 348 more points than the third-place competitor. Martin won the 60m dash with a time of 6.95 seconds. Navarro finished second in 7.16 seconds. Martin win the long jump with a leap of 22' 8.5" while Navarro took second with a mark of 21' 9.5". Navarro placed second in the shot put (38' 11.5") and Martin took third (37' 11.5"). Navarro won the high jump with a leap of 6' 0.75" and Martin finished third with a height of 5' 10.5". 

The 60m hurdles, pole vault, and 1000m run will take place on day two. 

Taylor Coffelt finished the women's pentathlon with 3,418 points while Macy Ritter finished with 3,127.

The distance medley relay, 5000m run, high jump, long jump, and weight throw were all decided Friday. 

OVC Male Co-Field Athlete of the Year Kevin Farley won gold in the weight throw with a new OVC Championship record toss of 67' 4.75". Shon Kyle finished third with a 60' 1.25" throw. 

OVC Female Field Athlete of the Year Kayla Gutierrez broke the Championship weight throw record she set a year ago with a toss of 64' 10" to bring home the gold medal. Sarah Hall finished in fourth with a 57' 11.75" throw. 

Blake Smith won silver in the long jump with a leap of 24' 3". Alexander Anderson took fourth with a jump of 23' 7.25" while Jacob Kent finished fifth with a 23' 0.75" jump. Jessica Brown finished eighth in the women's long jump with a mark of 18' 4.25". 

Reggie Miller won silver in the high jump with a leap of 6' 9.75". Kent finished seventh with a 6' 4" jump. Chante Mosby tied for third on the women's side with a 5' 4.25" jump. Macy Ritter had a fifth-place 5' 4.25" jump and Abi Sowash's 5' 4.25" jump placed sixth. 

Shane Brown (15:14.09) and Craig Munie (15:18.10) finished back-to-back in the 5,000m run in seventh and eighth places, respectively. Gloria Westlake finished seventh in the women's 5k in 17:23.17. Kristen Richardet finished 12th in 18:10.94, Rebekah Lawson finished 14th in 18:15.10, and Sydney O'Brien took 15th in 18:17.58. 

The women placed sixth in the distance medley relay in 12:29.06 while the men placed fourth in 10:24.54. 

The reminder of Friday's events were preliminary running events. 

Kameron Long (1:56.57) and Tyler Holmes (1:56.63) each qualified for the men's 800m run. Megan Parks' 2:16.06 800m time qualifies her for Saturday's finals. 

Jarred Pasley posted a 49.22 400m time to qualify while Jordan Barber set a qualifying time of 50.63 seconds. Cheyenne Tunti (58.17) and Jovannie Spears (58.43) posted qualifying times in the women's 400m race. 

Smith's 6.68 second 60m prelim time was 0.01 seconds short of tying a championship record. Ayonna Cartwright's 7.44 bested the OVC Championship record of 7.47 seconds, qualifying for the finals. 

Navarro posted a 60m hurdles time of 8.08 seconds to take first place going into the finals. 

Cartwright won the 200m dash prelims with a 24.72 second performance. 

Day two will feature the conclusion of the heptathlon, the finals of the running events, the shot put, triple jump, and pole vault. The day will begin at 9 a.m. with the heptathlon.

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