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Wednesday, April 24, 2002

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SOUTHEAST TRACK ATHLETES COMPETE IN DRAKE RELAYS

Several Southeast Missouri State University track athletes will compete in the Drake Relays beginning today.

On the men's side, Southeast entrants will be Jaret Willi (pole vault), Shelton Scott (triple jump), Jay Heddell (shot put, discus) and the 1,600-meter relay team of Jason Campbell, Chaz Brown, Adam Shupe and Michael Bobo.

Southeast's women's entrants will be Heather Jenkins (shot put, discus), Laura VanHoevelaak (400 hurdles), the sprint medley relay team (Kaci Pilcher, Hannah Stuckenschneider, LaQuita Andrews, Lyndsey Stevenson) and the 1,600 relay team (VanHoevelaak, Stuckenschneider, Andrews, Stevenson).

Other Southeast track athletes will compete Saturday in meets at Murray State or Missouri-Kansas City.

Williams among winners in Cape Chip-A-Ways event

Linda Williams was the winner of the A flight while Jo Ann Williams won the B flight in the weekly Cape Chip-A-Ways event. The play of the day was won by Evelyn Riley. Lillian Angle was the low-putt winner.

Local gymnast qualifies for junior Olympic meet

Tanywa Cwick, a Level 10 gymnast and student at Central High School, finished third in the all-around and earned a bronze medal in the Region 4 meet April 6 in St. Paul, Minn. She qualified for the national junior Olympic event May 4 and 5 in Landover, Md.

Cwick finished ninth in floor, fourth in vault, fourth in bars and fourth in beam.

ELSEWHERE

BASKETBALL

  • Grizzlies forward Pau Gasol won the NBA's Rookie of the Year Award as a near unanimous pick. Gasol, a native of Spain, is the first European to win top rookie honors. He received 117 of a possible 126 votes from a panel of sports writers and broadcasters.

    Colleges

  • Jerry Wainwright resigned as the head basketball coach at the University of North Carolina-Wilmington to accept the same position at Richmond.

    In seven years at Wilmington, Wainwright was 136-103.

    -- From staff, wire reports

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