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Tairisha Sawyer
Tairisha Sawyer

Jessica Levy
Jessica Levy

February 7, 2005

2005 Indoor
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Women's Track Gets Five More Provisional Qualifiers
        Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s women’s track team looks to continue its success in the indoor season at the DePauw Invitational this weekend.
        The Cougars picked up five more NCAA provisional qualifiers over the weekend at the McDonald’s Invitational in Carbondale and the Titan Open in Bloomington.
        Tairisha Sawyer (Chicago) and Jessica Levy (Des Plaines) set school records in the 200-meter dash and the 400-meter dash. Sawyer broke Levy’s record in the 200 by running 25.54. Levy broke her own record in the 400 by running 57.30. Both marks improve NCAA provisional qualifying marks. Levy, also provisionally qualified in the 200 meters.
        "Jessica continues to perform and impress every time she steps on the track," said SIUE track coach Ben Beyers. "Tairisha was definitely aiming to reach the time she ran. I’m sure we’ll be seeing even better things in the coming weeks."
        Brittany Reeves (Hanover Park) provisionally qualified in the 200 meter dash with a time of 25.90.
        "It was great to see Brittany put a complete race together in her 200," said Beyers.
        The women’s 4 X 400-meter relay team also sprinted to an improved time to provisionally qualify for the NCAA indoor meet. The group of Levy, Valerie Simmons (St. Louis, Mo.), Sawyer and Jenny Jaquez (Aurora) ran the event in 3:53.29.
        "I'm really looking forward to bringing the teams together next week and re- focusing on some team goals as we aim to defend our conference titles."
        The Cougars wil get a good indication of its chances for the GLVC Championships this weekend at the DePauw Invitational as it will feature five Great Lakes Valley Conference teams.
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