Southeast roundup: Redhawks grab three weekly track awards from first outdoor meet

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Three Southeast Missouri State track and field athletes were recognized by the Ohio Valley Conference on Tuesday after the opening meet of the outdoor season.

Juli Koenegstein was named OVC female track athlete of the week, Samantha Espiricueta was named female co-field athlete of the week and Brandon Colbert is the male field athlete of the week.

Koenegstein won the 3,000-meter steeplechase at the Rhodes Invitational in Memphis, Tenn., over the weekend.

Espiricueta won the javelin, while Colbert won the shot put and was second in the hammer throw.

Also placing second for Southeast at the meet were Ashley Brewer in the discus and shot put, along with Craig Robinson in the shot put. Brewer added a fifth in the hammer.

Josh Uchtman was third in the discus, while Brianna Egbuka from Central High School had three top-10 finishes. She was fourth in the hammer, sixth in the shot and ninth in the discus.

Southeast competes this weekend at the Alabama Relays.

Tennis falls at home

The Southeast tennis team suffered a 5-2 loss Tuesday at home to OVC rival Tennessee Tech.

Southeast (2-9, 1-2) won the top two singles matches but Tech (1-7, 1-3) swept the other four singles and all three doubles.

Winners for Southeast were Nikole Novikova at No. 1 and Alyce Kelly at No. 2.

The Redhawks have a nonconference match today at SIU-Carbondale.


No. 1 -- Nikole Novikova (SE) def. Leydi Zora 7-6, 1-6, 11-9

No. 2 -- Alyce Kelly (SE) def. Frederike Kahl 4-6, 6-4, 10-4

No 3 -- Victoria Cran (TT) def. Elise Nattier 6-1, 6-2

No 4 -- Laura Porras (TT) def. Ashton Hartley 6-4, 6-2

No. 5 -- Katie Barnhill (TT) def. Diana Donoslovic 7-6, 2-6, 10-8

No 6 -- Joanna Corkern (TT) def. Laura Garcia 6-1, 6-1


No 1 -- Kahl-Cran (TT) def. Novikova-Garcia 8-4

No. 2 -- Zora-Barnhill (TT) def. Kelly-Nattier 8-6

No. 3 -- Porras-Corkern (TT) def. Hartley-Donoslovic 8-5

-- From staff reports

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