Boys Varsity Track · Former Trojan standout wins OVC indoor title


CHARELESTON, Ill. – Southeast Missouri’s track and field teams wrapped up competition at the Ohio Valley Conference Indoor Track and Field Championships on Saturday afternoon.

In the two-day event, freshmen Nick South took home first place in the men’s heptathlon. He broke several personal records on the way to first-place that included; the 60m, 60m hurdles, shot put, high jump, pole vault and the 1000m.

South is a 2016 graduate of Muscle Shoals High School.

He also was sixth in the OVC meet in the pole vault after clearing 15-8.5.

South won his second straight Class 6A pole vault title last spring at the AHSAA State Track and Field Championships in Gulf Shores with a height of 15 feet, 7 inches. He also holds the top pole vault mark in the state this season with a 15-8.

An accomplished hurdler as well, South – who competes in the summer for the North Alabama Trackers – was third in the 110 hurdles (14.97) at the state meet last weekend and second in the 300 hurdles (39.88).

South was the AHSAA state champion in the decathlon last spring.

Logan Blomquist earned a fifth-place finish in the shot put with a personal best throw of 16.40m (53′ 9.75″). On the woman’s end, McKenna Baker set a new personal record with a throw of 13.95m (42′ 9.75″).

Both Jarred Pasley and Jordan Barber earned medals in the 400m finals with times of 48.29 and 49.23, taking second and third respectively. In the women’s side of competition, Miya Dorsey finished seventh with a time of 58.72.

Brannon Wright earned a second-place finish in the 200m with a time of 22.04. Wright also placed fifth in the 400m finals with a time of 49.52.

In the 60m sprint, Andre Bluiett finished seventh and earning SEMO two points.

Tyler Jourdan and Dylan Rush place second and third, respectively, in pole vault with jumps of 4.76m (15′ 7.25″). On the women’s end, freshmen vaulter Jaden Barnes earned one point for Southeast with a personal record of 3.14m (10′ 3.50″).

Kaitlyn Shea placed third in the 3000m with a time of 9:48.49. Also from the same event, Sydney O’Brien broke a personal record with a time of 10:04.28.

The men’s 4X400 Relay consisting of Wright, Pasley, Long and Barber earned a first place finish with a time of 3:16.85.

Southeast’s men’s and woman’s team took fifth and ninth, respectively, in the Ohio Valley Indoor Conference Championship.

This marks the end of Southeast’s indoor track and field season. The teams will begin their outdoor season on March 17 at the Rhodes Invitational in Memphis, Tennessee.