Track and Field
Women's SIUE Track and Field|
February 21, 2005|
2005 Indoor Performance List
Levy, Cougars Make Strong Showing at EIU
With one more event before the NCAA Indoor Championships, the Cougars are making more strides towards national qualifying.
Jessica Levy (Des Plaines) improved her position on the national qualifying list at 400 meters and helped the 1,600-meter relay to an impoved national qualifying mark.
Levy ran the 400 meter dash in 57.14. The team of Levy, Tairisha Sawyer (Chicago), Valerie Simmons (St. Louis) and Kimetha Williams (Bellevue, Neb.) set a school record in 3 minutes, 50.33 seconds.
"The women's 4 X 400-meter team did a tremendous job of putting it all together," said Coach Ben Beyers. "All four girls gave everything they had. We're hoping that time will get them into the national meet."
The women's distance relays also set a school record and posted a national qualifying mark. The group of Mary Witte (Normal), Jenny Jaquez (Aurora), Lee Ann Lomax (Georgetown) and Christen Carducci (Powell, Ohio) ran the distance medley in 12:30.46.
Lomax also was a winner at 800 meters in 2:18.75.
"Bird (Lomax) had a very solid race. She was not distracted by all of the other competitors in the race. She stayed with her game plan and ran a very smart and gutsy race," said Beyers.
SIUE's final chance for national qualifiers comes at the Great Lakes Valley Conference Championships, set for Saturday in Crawfordsville, Ind.