Men and women finish second at State Farm/MVC Indoor Track & Field Championships




    Results

    March 2, 2008

    By Ryan Shaw
    www.siusalukis.com

    CEDAR FALLS, Iowa - The Southern Illinois University track and field teams completed competition at the 2008 State Farm Missouri Valley Conference Indoor Champions in Cedar Falls, Iowa today.

    Both the Saluki men's and women's teams took home second-place finishes.

    Host-school Northern Iowa collected the men's title with 167.5 points. SIU scored 143.5 points to finish second. Following the Salukis were Wichita State (3rd, 120.5 points), Indiana State (4th, 108 points), Illinois State (5th, 60.5 points) and Drake (6th, 57 points)

    The Panthers collected the women's title with 147.5 points. SIU finished second with 116.2 points, followed by Indiana State (3rd, 112.7 points), Wichita State (4th, 110.6 points), Illinois State (5th, 86 points), Missouri State (6th, 65.5 points), Drake (7th, 17.5 points) and Bradley (8th, 3 points).

    The Salukis collected four individual titles on the day.

    Freshman Brandon Deloney won the 200-meter dash with a time of 21.64 seconds.

    Sammy Biggs collected the 400-meter dash title with a time of 47.73 seconds.

    Jeff Schirmer won his second title in as many days with an 8:25.18 performance in the 3,000-meter run. Schirmer won the 5,000-meter title on the first day of the Valley championships.

    Brenton Siemons defended his 2007 shot put title with a win in the event. Siemons' throw of 58-10.00 (17.93m) was over four feet longer than his nearest competitor.

    In addition to the four title winners, SIU had 27 other top-eight finishers, contributing to the Salukis' point totals.

    Andrea Norris turned in a second-place finish in the 60-meter dash with a time of 7.50 seconds. Bianca Stuart finished fourth in the event with a time of 7.68 seconds.

     

     

    For the men, Stevie Warren placed second in the 60-meter dash with a time of 6.90 seconds. Deloney placed fifth at 6.97 seconds and Trenton McKinney finished eighth at 7.05 seconds.

    Norris collected another second-place finish in the 200-meter dash with a time of 24.62 seconds. Kandise Thompson placed seventh in the event with a time of 25.74 seconds.

    Warren placed third in the 200-meter dash for SIU with a time of 21.59 seconds. Biggs collected an eighth-place finish with a time of 22.85 seconds in the event.

    Toni Whitfield placed fifth in the 800-meter run with a time of 2:15.59.

    A'Seret Dokubo placed seventh in the 3,000-meter run with a 10:09.43 finish.

    In women's 60-meter hurdles action Terri Counts took second place with a time of 8.66 seconds and Meredith Hayes placed fourth with a time of 8.78 seconds.

    The Saluki relay team of Kendra Deck, Kandise Thompson, Tredene Davis and Andrea Norris placed sixth in the 4x400-meter relay with a time of 3:50.81.

    The men's team of Deloney, Warren, Antoine Jennings and Biggs placed third in the event with a time of 3:16.88.

    Miracle Thompson placed third in pole vault with a height of 11-11.75 (3.65m) and Kate Foglesong finished in a tie for eighth with a vault of 10-11.75 (3.35m).

    Mikeya Nicholson placed third in triple jump with a mark of 40-00.75 (12.21m). Judeka Adams placed fourth with a distance of 38-07.75 (11.78m) and Gwen Berry placed seventh with a jump of 37-04.50 (11.39m).

    Geoffrey Daniel placed third in the event for the men with a jump of 48-02.75 (14.70m).

    Rickael Roach turned in a shot put mark of 46-06.25 (14.18m) for a second-place finish. Brittany Riley placed fourth in the event with a throw of 45-10.00 (13.97m).

    Ryan Shumaker threw a 54-02.00 (16.51m) for a second-place finish in shot put. Thomas Smith finished third with a throw of 53-08.25 (16.36m).

    Greg McBride placed sixth in the mile run with a time of 4:20.49.

    Matthew Rives finished seventh in the men's heptathlon with a score of 4,676 points.

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