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January 24, 2005

Women’s Track and Field Continues Success
        The Southern Illinois University Edwardsville women’s track and field team continued its strong start the indoor season with six NCAA Division II provisional qualifiers and five event winners in all at Eastern Illinois Mega Meet last weekend.
        The Cougars were led by Callie Glover (Bartlett), who for the second week in a row set the school record and provisionally qualified for the NCAA Division II Championships in the 20-pound weight with a throw of 15.96 meters (52 feet, 4.5 inches).
        “Callie’s indoor season is off to a fast start, hopefully she can continue to improve each week,” said Coach David Astrauskas, who guides the Cougar throwing events. “I expect Callie to be a big contributor in both of the indoor throwing events.”
        Lindsey DeFevers (Virden) was another NCAA provisional qualifier in the shot put with a throw of 13.19 meters (43-3.25).
        “Lindsey has had to overcome several obstacles this season, so it is nice to see her have some success in the shot put,” said Astrauskas. “I expect Lindsey to post even farther throws as the season progresses.”
        Jessica Levy (Des Plaines) set school records in the 200 meters (25.56) and 400 meters (57.59) as well as provisionally qualifying for the NCAA Division II Championships in both events.
        Tairisha Sawyer (Chicago) provisionally qualified in the 200 meters with a time of 25.91.
        Christine Butler (Matteson) won the triple jump and provisionally qualified with a distance of 11.73 meters (38-6).
        SIUE will be back in action on Feb. 4-5 for the Notre Dame Meyo Open and the Illinois Wesleyan Titan Open.
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