April 15, 2007 12:00AM
April 15, 2007
PSU Women Capture Division II Challenge Meet Title
EMPORIA, Kan. -- The Pittsburg State University women's outdoor track & field team scored five individual event titles and rolled to the team title in the Emporia State University Division II Challenge Sunday (Apr. 15) at Zola Witten Track. The Gorillas scored 130 points to post a 12-point win over second-place Truman State University, which finished with 118 points. The University of Central Missouri finished third with 115.67 points. On the men's side, Pittsburg State placed fifth among 12 competing schools with 100 points. Central Missouri won the meet with 148 points, followed by Fort Hays State University (131), the University of Missouri-Rolla (108) and Emporia State (101). Senior Traci Werner claimed meet titles in three events to lead the Pitt State women. Werner captured titles in the discus (141-1), hammer (167-4) and shot put (49-1.75), earning women's field athlete of the meet honors. Senior Shamekia Berkley won the 200 meters (24.94) and placed second in the 100 meters (12.28). Freshman Megan Ballock also captured the meet title in the 1,500 meters (4:49.96). Junior Kiley Lund tied for second in the high jump at 5-5 while junior Erica Ogle placed second in the steeplechase (11:18.36). Sophomore Brian Allen scored the lone victory for the Pitt State win, winning the hammer with a 180-8 throw. Sophomore Braden Hayes placed second in the event with a throw of 174-9. Junior David Cox finished third in the steeplechase (9:47.50), while freshman Mason Stout was third in the 5,000 meters (15:53.17).
Lee Sets PSU Outdoor Record at California WALNUT, Calif. -- Junior Venessa Lee established a new Pittsburg State University outdoor record in the 800 meters Friday (Apr. 13) with her performance in the event at the prestigious Mt. Sac Relays. The Cleveland, Mo., native placed third in her heat and sixth overall in Friday's action, turning in a time of 2:09.53. Lee finished behind an athlete from Mexico, a professional athlete and three NCAA Division I competitors. The two-time defending NCAA Division II Indoor National Champion, shaved .25 off her career-best outdoor time. Lee finished as the NCAA-II national runner-up outdoors as a sophomore in 2006 with a time of 2:09.78. She currently has the fastest time in NCAA-II this season.