||Southern Illinois University Edwardsville|
Track and Field
Women's SIUE Track and Field|
April 4, 2005|
DeFevers Leads Cougars at SEMO
Lindsay DeFevers (Virden) set an NCAA provisional qualifying mark in two events to lead Southern Illinois University Edwardsville in its first meet of the outdoor season in Cape Girardeau, Mo.
DeFevers posted a qualifying mark in both the shot put and the discus at the Gatorade Classic on the campus on Southeast Missouri State. She tossed the shot put 144 feet, 4 inches (44.00 meters). Her throw in the discus was 44-2 (13.46 meters).
“It is quite an accomplishment to get on the national list in two events in the very first meet of the season,” said Coach David Astrauskas.
SIUE finished 2-3-4 in the 100-meter hurdles. Freshman Asaki Carr (St. Louis) turned in the best time at 14.71. She was followed by Brittany Reeves (Hanover Park) and Valerie Simmons (St. Louis) at 14.74 and 14.90, respectively.
With an early-season meet, the Cougars didn’t have high expectations for its runners.
“We’ve been training very hard lately, so we were aware that the performances would not be as good as what they will be later in the year,” said Coach Ben Beyers. “We’ve got to knock some rust off since most of the athletes have not competed since our indoor conference meet which was five weeks ago.”
SIUE’s next meet is this weekend at the Eastern Illinois Big Blue Classic in Charleston.