Brandon Colbert of host Southeast Missouri State finished seventh in the men's hammer throw as the Joey Haines Invitational track and field meet began at the Abe Stuber Complex.
Colbert was the only Southeast entrant in the hammer throw, the lone event on Friday's schedule. His distance was 175 feet, 2 inches.
Memphis' Steffen Nerdal won the men's hammer (222-9), while SIU-Carbondale's Sasha Leeth won the women's title (196-10).
The meet resumes today at 11 a.m.
-- From staff report