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Dutch Men and Women Score Well at Home Meet

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Women

In the four-team Central Open on Saturday, the Central College women’s track & field team sprinted its way to the team crown.

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The home squad piled up 206 points on their way to the title, Simpson College was the runner-up with 167 points.

“Overall, it was a great effort,” coach Joe Dunham said. “That’s what really stood out to me. Our athletes are trying to get better every single weekend.”

Completing the 4×400-meter relay in a winning time of 4 minutes, 3.68 seconds was Emma Drees (senior, Waukee), Brianna Carlson (freshman, Altoona, Iowa/Appleton West (Wis.) HS), Lynzie Miller (sophomore, Des Moines, Lincoln HS) and Hope Heitman (sophomore, Guttenberg, Clayton Ridge HS).

“I thought it was a really good season PR for them,” Dunham said. “It was really wasn’t the best handoffs either, which leaves room of improvement.”
Heitman and Drees were joined by Trenetta Blocker (junior, Chicago, Ill., Mother McAuley HS) and Anna Shaw (junior, Bettendorf, Morning Star Academy) to win the 4×100-meter relay in 50.54 seconds.

“We’re excited about how the sprinters are really starting to put things together at the right time of the year,” Dunham said.

Both relay teams were without 2016 All-American Kate Patton (junior, Murray).

Drees and Whitney Burgardt (sophomore, Britt, West Hancock HS) went 1-2 in the 100-meter hurdles, running career-best times of 15.42 and 16.16 seconds, respectively.

In the mid-distance and distance races, Central saw wins from Gabi Wilson (senior, Clive, Des Moines Christian HS) in the 3,000-meter run (10:56.31) and Lauren Moll (freshman, Faribault, Minn.) in the 800-meter run (2:30.21).

“Every week Gabi seems to be getting better at the right time of the year,” Dunham said. “She’ll be ready to go in the next couple of weeks as we get closer to conference.”

In field event action, Blocker won the long jump in (15 feet, 9.75 inches) while Lorell Stuht (junior, Loveland, Colo.) won the discus throw (119-9) and hammer throw (153-7).

The Drake Relays are next weekend and Central will have several athletes entered over the course of the four-day meet. The Dutch will also be represented at the Kip Janvrin Open at Simpson College Thursday and Friday.

Men

Leaning on a deep pool of sprinters for points, the Central College men’s track & field team was the runner-up at the Central Open Saturday.

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The Dutch came up just short of the team title, their 230 total points was just six behind the winning total put together by Simpson College.
Central placed four in the top-10 of the 100-meter dash, including the top finisher Justin Wimbish (junior, Glendale, Ariz., Apollo HS). He crossed the line in 10.98 seconds.

“He’s getting more consistent,” coach Joe Dunham said. “It’s something he may have struggled in the past, but his consistency is apparent this year.”

The quartet of P.J. Carey (junior, Ankeny), Connor Lewin (freshman, Stillman Valley, Ill.), Cory Suedmeier(freshman, Ankeny, Centennial HS) and Blake Morgan (junior, Story City, Roland-Story HS) were the top team in 3 minutes, 25.71 seconds.

Morgan was second in the 200-meter dash (22.57 seconds) and Lewin was the runner up in the 400-meter dash (51.33 seconds).

“We’re excited about how the sprinters are really starting to put things together at the right time of the year,” Dunham said.
Dunham noted the performance of freshman Preston Kizer (Dubuque), who placed second in the 800-meter run (1:58.77) and led of a 4×400-meter relay squad.

“It’s nice to see him coming along and improving at this time of the year,” he said. “I’ve been kind of waiting for it and he looked great today.”

Thrower Nathan Fitzgerald (sophomore, Elkader, Central Elkader HS) set new personal bests in the discus throw (144-5) and hammer throw (138-10), placing second and fourth, respectively.

“He looked really good today,” Dunham said.

In other field events, Wimbish won the long jump in 22-5.25 and Will Daniels (freshman, Geneseo, Ill.)tied for first in the pole vault (12-3.5)

The Drake Relays are next weekend and Central will have several athletes entered over the course of the four-day meet. The Dutch will also be represented at the Kip Janvrin Open at Simpson College Thursday and Friday.

 

 

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Duhawks Turn in Two Silvers at the Dubuque Invite

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Bella Solis-Davenport-Loras
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The Loras track and field program recorded a pair of second place finishes on Friday night at the University of Dubuque Invitational.

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TOP 25 NATIONAL RANKINGS
Women’s 100m Hurdles – Audrey Hooks – 14.68 – University of Dubuque Invitational (April 21, 2017)
Women’s 400m Hurdles – Bella Solis – 1:02.27 – 6th – Loras Easter Midweek (April 12, 2017)
Men’s 4×400 – Brandon Gradoville, Shamari Scott, Kylian Lally, Patrick Mikel – 3:16.67 – 7th – Cornell Invitational (April 8, 2017)
Men’s 4×400 – Shamari Scott, Tyson Morrison, Noah Smith, Patrick Mikel – 3:19.06 – 21st – University of Dubuque Invitational (April 21, 2017)
Women’ Pole Vault – Elizabeth Brandenburg –  3.73m – 12th – Cornell Invitational (April 8, 2017)
Women’s Long Jump – Elyse Acompanado – 5.79m – 6th – Cornell Invitational (April 8, 2017)
Women’s Triple Jump – Elyse Acompanado – 11.42m – 20th – Augustana Early Spring Opener (March 25, 2017)
Men’s 400m – Patrick Mikel – 48.21 – 6th – Wartburg Select (April 1, 2017)
Men’s 800m – Kylian Lally – 1:52.87 – 16th – Wartburg Select (April 1, 2017)
Women 5,000m – Audrey Miller – 17:23.00 – 9th – Wartburg Select (April 1, 2017)

LORAS RECORD BOOK
Women’s Pole Vault – Alexis Alt – 3.05m – T-9th
Men’s 200m – Patrick Mikel – 21.94 – 7th

NOTABLE PERFORMANCES

  • Loras qualified three runners for the women’s 100, led by freshman Alexis Alt who ran a season-best 12.59 to finish third.
  • The Duhawks racked up a total of 23 team points, finishing second through fifth of the women’s 400 hurdles. Junior Rachel Kilburg took second with a time of 1:08.72, followed closely by sophomore Taylor Schaefers‘ personal best time of 1:08.98.
  • Freshman Elyse Acompanado topped the field in the women’s long jump at 5.65m. Schaefers took second with her jump of 5.23m.
  • Sophomore Savannah Nesvik tossed a personal best in the women’s hammer, finishing fourth with her throw of 41.07m.
  • In the women’s 4×100 relay, the team of freshman Gabrielle Noland, senior Alexis Hanson, freshman Alexis Alt and junior Alyssa Simon, took first with a time of 49.30.
  • Later, in the women’s 4×400 relay, the Duhawks took first once again with the team of sophomore Allie Serres, sophomore Bella Solis, freshman Anna Ambrosy and sophomore Taylor Schaefers, with their time of 4:07.89.
  • The duo of freshman Jacob Beaton and sophomore Anakin Hall qualified for the finals in the men’s 100,  with each posting personal bests of 11.09 and 11.35, respectively.
  • In the men’s 800, Loras took home the top three spots, led by junior Kylian Lally‘s time of 1:54.92. Following behind Lally was senior Nathan Kimbrell (1:56.21) and sophomore Jack Carroll (1:58.43).
  • Junior Matt Gagen ran a personal best time in the men’s 1,500, finishing fifth at 4:10.54.
  • Loras went 1-2 in the men’s 400 Hurdles as freshman Shamari Scott took first at 56.48 followed by a personal best by junior Andrew O’Neill at 56.71.
  • Senior Devan Kennedy cleared 4.46m in the men’s pole vault to take home top honors. Taking second was junior Hunter Dunlap at 4.30m and junior Chris Ball took fourth at 3.85m.
  • Freshman Brad Cavanaugh recorded a personal best in the men’s triple jump at 12.57m and placed third.
  • Kennedy returned to register a personal best in the men’s discus and finished fourth with a mark of 45.06m.
  • Sophomore Garrett Hammond‘s throw of 48.95m earned him a fourth place finish and a personal best.
UP NEXT
Six relay teams and five individuals travel to Des Moines for the 108th Drake Relays, which begin on Thursday and continue through the weekend.
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Simpson 4×4 Leads Nation

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Tate Tufte-Simpson
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Men

The 4×400-meter relay team posted the top mark in Division III, Dylan Kalinay won the 110-meter hurdles and Braden Meints took the title in the javelin throw to highlight the Simpson men’s track and field team’s showing at the Jim Duncan Invitational over the weekend.

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The foursome of Chase Wetterling, Travis Tupper, Matt Pearson and Jordan Coughenour crossed the finish line in 3:15.58, placing second behind Drake. The time topped the mark of 3:15.86 set by Augustana (Ill.), also on Saturday.

Complete story to follow.

Meet Report
100 — 5. Dylan Kalinay, 11.16; 7. Travis Tupper, 11.39
200 — 23. Troy Vittetoe, 23.16; 25. Tate Tufte, 23.21
400 — 5. Chase Wetterling, 49.13; 10. Matt Pearson, 50.43
800 — 19. Kyle Hovey, 2:00.94
1500 — 13. Kyle Hovey, 4:00.44 | IIAC #2
5000 — 7. Trey Thompson, 15:45.22; 10. Ian McKenzie, 15:56.40
110 hurdles — 1. Dylan Kalinay, 15.06; 6. Isaac Frazier, 15.53
400 hurdles — 5. Jordan Coughenour, 54.06 | IIAC #1, NCAA #16
4×400 relay — 2. Chase Wetterling, Travis Tupper, Matt Pearson, Jordan Coughenour, 3:15.58 | NCAA #1
3000 steeplechase — 8. Drew Roen, 10:41.35
High jump —5. Isaiah Strong, 6-02.00; 6. Sam Adeniyi, 6-02.00; 7. Josh Dietrich, 6-00.00; 8. Isaac Frazier, 6-00.00
Pole vault — 4. Mitch Stoltzman, 12-09.50
Long jump — 9. Austin Greenwalt, 20-03.75; 11. Sam Adeniyi, 19-04.75
Triple jump — 4. Austin Greenwalt, 38-00.00
Javelin throw — 1. Braden Meints, 147-02; 4. Matt Van Metre, 128-05
Shot put — Caleb Striegel, 38-08.25

Keeghan Corcoran- DM Roosevelt-Simpson ©Jim Kirby-2017

Keeghan Corcoran- DM Roosevelt-Simpson
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Women

Audrey LoVan tied her own school record in the pole vault to lead the Simpson women’s track and field team at the Jim Duncan Invitational this weekend.

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LoVan cleared 9-feet, 8-inches on the pole vault to match her own school record set back in 2015. She cleared on her first attempt, but couldn’t reach the next notch. Her mark is currently ninth in the Iowa Conference.

Alex Niemier placed eighth in the shot put with a heave of 37-10 3/4, Jackie Cullinan came in ninth in the javelin with a throw of 80-4 and Courtney Neuendorf came in ninth in the 3,000 steeplechase (12:50.11) to round out Simpson’s top-10 finishes.

Up next
Simpson goes to the Central Triangular in Pella on Saturday, April 22.

Meet Report
100 — 13. Rebecca Jensen, 14.25; 14. Elizabeth Burgus, 14.32
200 — 21. Elizabeth Burgus, 28.14; 21. Katie Clark, 28.21; 23. Audrey LoVan 28.37; 24. Keeghan Corcoran, 28.44
400 — 13. Keeghan Corcoran, 1:03.69
800 — 17. Audrey Klein, 2:29.40
1500 — 22. Audrey Klein, 5:19.15; 25. Lesley Roquet, 5:26.13
5000 — 16. Briana McCloskey, 19:14.97
100 hurdles —13. Rebecca Jensen, 17.55; 15. Sarah Sandage, 17.76
400 hurdles — 17. Jaycie Owens, 1:12.28
3000 steeplechase — 9. Courtney Neuendorf, 12:50.11
Pole vault — 8. Audrey LoVan, 9-08.00 | SR
Discus — 15. Jackie Cullinan, 90-08
Hammer throw — 13. Alex Niemier, 114-04
Javelin throw — 9. Jackie Cullinan, 80-04
Shot put — 8. Alex Niemier, 37-10.75

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Iowans Represent For Duhawks in Platteville

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Mason Tope-Dav. Central-Loras
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Representing the Loras track and field program, selected runners competed at the UW-Platteville Invitational on Thursday night. Headlining the evening was sophomore Audrey Miller, who won the women’s 5,000 with a six-second lead.

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TOP 25 NATIONAL RANKINGS
Women 5,000m – Audrey Miller – 17:00.52 – 2nd – UW-Platteville Invitational (April 13, 2017)
Women’s 400m Hurdles – Bella Solis – 1:02.27 – 5th – Loras Easter Midweek (April 12, 2017)
Women’ Pole Vault – Elizabeth Brandenburg –  3.73m – 11th – Cornell Invitational (April 8, 2017)
Women’s Long Jump – Elyse Acompanado – 5.79m – 5th – Cornell Invitational (April 8, 2017)
Women’s Triple Jump – Elyse Acompanado – 11.42m – 16th – Augustana Early Spring Opener (March 25, 2017)
Men’s 400m – Patrick Mikel – 48.21 – 4th – Wartburg Select (April 1, 2017)
Men’s 800m – Kylian Lally – 1:52.87 – 8th – Wartburg Select (April 1, 2017)
Women’s 4×100 Relay – Alexis Alt, Alexis Hanson, Bella Solis, Gabrielle Noland – 49.02 – Cornell Invitational (April 8, 2017)
Women’s 4×400 Relay – Alexis Hanson, Alexis Alt, Allie Serres, Gabrielle Noland – 4:00.13 – 20th – Augustana Early Spring Opener (March 25, 2017)
Men’s 4×400 Relay – Brandon Gradoville, Shamari Scott, Kylian Lally, Patrick Mikel – 3:16.67 – 3rd – Cornell Invitational (April 8, 2017)

LORAS RECORD BOOK
Women’s 5,000m – Emily Day – 17:54.46 – 8th
Men’s 5,000m – Mason Top – 14:52.34 – 8th
Men’s 5,000m – Timothy Sevcik – 14:58.05 – 10th

NOTABLE RESULTS

  • In the women’s 5,000, Loras placed all three of its runners in the top 30. Miller finished six seconds head of Wartburg’s Ashlyn Bagge at 17:00.52, one second off her PR, which she set at the 2017 NCAA Division III Outdoor Championships. Senior Emily Day ran 17:54.22 for a personal best and moved into eighth all-time. Freshman Maeve Dunaway also ran a personal best at 18:13.52.
  • Juniors Mason Tope and Timothy Sevcik each ran PR’s to the tune of 14:52.34 and 14:58.05, respectively. Top moved from 10th to eight all-time and Sevcik took over 10th.
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Dutch Men and Women Improve at Cornell

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Hope Heitman-Clayton Ridge-Central
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Women

Led by the throwers and sprinters, the Central College women’s track & field team showed signs of improvement at its second meet of the season at the Cornell Invitational Saturday.

Finishing in third place, the Dutch tallied 115.5 points while Loras College took the team title with 184 points.

 

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Lorell Stuht (senior, Loveland, Colo.) was the individual champion in the hammer throw with a mark of 164 feet and 6 inches. She was the only of Central’s four entries the event to not record a personal best. Emily Burt (freshman, Freeport, Ill.) was fifth with a mark of 123-6. Macin Harvey (sophomore, Hartley, HMS HS) was 12th at 108-2 and Lilly Smithson (freshman, Westfield, West Central Valley HS) was 13th in 103-10.

“Our women’s throwers did really well,” coach Joe Dunham said. “Everyone setting a new PR in the hammer throw besides Lorell is pretty impressive. It’s a little bit harder for Lorell to do since she’s had so much success.”

Stuht was second in the discus throw (128-9) while Smithson was sixth (113-6). Burt picked up points in the shot put with a second-place finish (39-8.5)

The Dutch also secured a victory in the 200-meter dash as Hope Heitman (sophomore, Guttenberg, Clayton Ridge HS) blazed the track in 25.44 seconds.

“Hope had a good tune up before she leaves for California next weekend,” Dunham said. “She’s coming along really nicely.”

Multi-event athletes Emma Drees (senior, Waukee) and Morgan Koenigs (senior, Mapleton, Iowa, MVAO HS) both racked up a trip of top-five finishes. Drees was second in the long jump (17-0.75), third in the 100-meter hurdles (15.86) and fifth in the high jump (4-11). Koenigs was second in the high jump (5-1), third in the long jump (16-6) and fifth in the 100 hurdles (16.38 seconds).

“Emma did a great job, especially in the long jump,” Dunham said. “Morgan’s getting more consistent and more confident. Both of those things we’ll pay off for her in the heptathlon.”

Next weekend, Central will send athletes to the Bryan Clay Invitational in Azusa, California as well as the Jim Duncan Invitational in Des Moines on the campus of Drake University on Friday and Saturday.

Men

Placing in three events, Central College men’s track & field athlete Justin Wimbish(junior, Glendale, Ariz., Apollo HS) earned 20 points for the Dutch on their way to a fourth-place finish.

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In the 11-team field, Central had 100 points in a fourth-place effort. Simpson College earned the team trophy with 137 points.

“It was a good second meet of the year,” coach Joe Dunham said. I felt like we were able to get a lot of things accomplished.”

Individually, Wimbish was second in the long jump with a leap of 22 feet, 8 inches. He set a personal best in the 200-meter dash, placing third and clocking in at 22.26 seconds. He partnered with Caleb Jennings(junior, Spirit Lake), Blake Morgan (junior, Story City, Roland-Story HS) and P.J. Carey (junior, Ankeny) to place third in the 4×100-meter relay in a time of 43.08 seconds.

“Justin had an incredible day,” Dunham said. “He’s really developing nicely.”

Morgan was fourth in the 400-meter dash (50.92), Jennings was sixth (51.26) and Carey was seventh (51.51).

“Overall, our sprinters had a nice day,” Dunham said. “I think the warm weather really helped them.”

Prepping for a trip to compete in California next weekend, Mark Fairley (junior, Dubuque) won the 1,500-meter run in 4:01.84. Tanner Rathje (junior, Marion, Linn-Mar HS) was third in 4:05.06.

“Mark had a great day, especially coming off being sick,” Dunham said. “It’s a good tune up for him before running the steeplechase in California next weekend.”

In the 3,000-meter steeplechase at Cornell, Nick Cooper (freshman, Sheboygan, Wis., South HS) was second in 10:23.44 and Jordan Toomey (sophomore, Runnells, Southeast Polk HS) was third in 10:25.74.

“It was the first time for both running the steeple,” Dunham said. “They stuck to the race plan and started off really conservative before building into the race.

Their second half of the race was faster than the first, which is really hard to do in that race.”

Next weekend, Central will send athletes to the Bryan Clay Invitational in Azusa, California as well as the Jim Duncan Invitational in Des Moines on the campus of Drake University on Friday and Saturday.

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BVU Men and Women Capture Top Performances at Dordt

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Drew Beall-Anamosa-BVU
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Men

The Buena Vista men’s track and field team had 10 top-5 performances on Saturday as the team competed at the Dordt College Open in Sioux Center.

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Brennan Dostal posted two of those finishes by taking third in the 100 meter dash (10.94) and fifth in the 400 meter dash.  His 100 time was over a half second faster than last week’s mark. Justin Sacker was fourth in the 110 meter hurdles and took runner-up honors in the 400 hurdles.

Drew Beall (2nd), Chase Bonner (3rd) and Garrett Rohlk(5th) dominated the shot put while Beall was also fourth in the discus.  Rohlk was second in the hammer throw with Bonner taking fifth.

Kyle Wessling just missed out on a top-five finish by taking sixth in the javelin.

Buena Vista will now take part in the Northwestern College (IA) Red Raider Open on April 12 and 13 in Orange City.

Women

Four champions were crowned on Saturday afternoon for the Buena Vista women’s track team as it competed at the Dordt College Outdoor Open in Sioux Center.

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Mallory Spear took gold in the 400 meter dash, crossing in 58.70 while sister Madison took top honors in the 100 meter hurdles (14.81) and 400 meter hurdles (1:06.65).  The final championship came in the field events where Brooke Runneberg claimed the top spot in the high jump at 1.55m.

Buena Vista will look to continue and build on its outdoor schedule when it takes part in the Northwestern College (IA) Red Raider Invite on April 12 and 13 in Orange City.

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Timms Leads Storm at Cornell

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Sadie Timms-Gilbert-Simpson
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Women

Sadie Timms posted one of the top times in school history in the 3,000-meter steeplechase and the Simpson women’s track and field team placed 6th of 10 teams at the Cornell Invitational on Saturday.

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Timms and classmate Courtney Neuendorf finished two-three in the steeplechase, the first time either have run the event collegiately. Timms finished in 12:04.25, the fourth-fastest time in school history the and No. 4 time in the Iowa Conference. Neuendorf ran the seventh-fastest time in school history, finishing in 12:43.45.

Alex Niemier added a pair of top-10 efforts in the throwing events, taking fourth in the shot put (38-2) and sixth in the hammer throw (119).

Audrey LoVan took fourth in the pole vault, clearing a season-best 9-6 1/4. She was also the Storm’s top finisher in the 100 (12th, 13.72) and helped the 4×100 relay to a sixth-place finish.

UP NEXT
Simpson will compete at Drake’s Jim Duncan Invitational on Friday and Saturday, April 14-15.

MEET REPORT
100 — 12. Audrey LoVan, 13.72
200 — 10. Elizabeth Burgus, 28.32
400 — 8. Bre Waugh, 1:03.74
800 — 7. Jessica Lamb, 2:31.84
1500 — 11. Shelby Hunemiller, 5:21.26
3000 steeple — 2. Sadie Timms, 12:04.25 (#4 IIAC, #4 Simpson); 3. Courtney Neuendorf, 12:43.45
100 hurdles — 7. Rebecca Jensen, 17.17
400 hurdles — 8. Jaycie Owens, 1:11.62
4×100 — 6. Audrey LoVan, Rebecca Jensen, Katie Clark, Jaycie Owens, 52.73
4×400 — 8. Jaycie Owens, Bre Waugh, Katie Clark, Keeghan Corcoran, 4:24.52
Pole vault — 4. Audrey LoVan, 9-06.25
Long jump — 15. Sarah Sandage, 14-04.00
Discus — 9. Jackie Cullinan, 103-09
Hammer throw – 6. Alex Niemier, 119-00
Javelin — 7. Jackie Cullinan, 89-02
Shot put — 4. Alex Niemier, 38-02.00

 

Men

The Simpson men’s track and field team was without one of the top sprinters in the region on Saturday, but it didn’t matter.

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The Storm won a team title for the second straight week, topping the 11-team field with 137 points at the Cornell Invitational on Saturday. Simpson crowned three individual champions and turned in 13, top-three finishes.

4×400 posts NCAA top-five time
Despite getting edged by Loras, the Storm’s 4×400-meter relay team of Chase Wetterling, Travis Tupper, Matt Pearson and Jordan Coughenour posted the No. 4 time in Division III, running 3:17.72. Loras won the event in 3:16.67.

Strong, Meints, Coughenour win championships
Freshman Isaiah Strong earned his first collegiate win, clearing 6-feet, 4 3/4 inches in the high jump to edge teammate Isaac Frazier, who took second. Frazier cleared 6-2 3/4.

Braden Meints provided the Storm with their first win in a throwing event this season by taking first in the javelin throw. In his first year on the team, the junior launched the javelin 155-9 to beat teammate Matt Van Metre, who threw 143-6.

Coughenour led a strong group of Storm hurdlers in the 400 hurdles, winning the event in 55.00. Trevor McKee took third in 58.17 and Austin Greenwalt placed fourth in 58.26.

Strong showing in 110 hurdles
Like the 400 hurdles, the 110 hurdles were loaded with red and gold. Dylan Kalinay was the top finisher, placing second in 15.43. Isaac Frazier came in third (15.47) and Sam Adeniyi was fifth (15.67)

Up next
Simpson will compete at Drake’s Jim Duncan Invitational on Friday and Saturday, April 14-15.

MEET REPORT
100 — 8. Zach Nissen, 11.40
200 — 4. Travis Tupper, 22.37; 7. Chase Wetterling, 22.61; 8. Troy Vittetoe, 22.93
400 — 3. Matt Pearson, 50.71
800 — 17. Levi Lefebure, 2:03.84
1500 — 6. Kyle Hovey, 4:05.63; 10. Ian McKenzie, 4:08.66
5000 — 8. Drew Roen, 16:59.33
110 hurdles — 2. Dylan Kalinay, 15.43; 3. Isaac Frazier, 15.47; 5. Sam Adeniyi, 15.67
400 hurdles — 1. Jordan Coughenour, 55.00; 3. Trevor McKee, 58.17; 4. Austin Greenwalt, 58.26
4×100 — 2. Travis Tupper, Dylan Kalinay, Chase Wetterling, Keagan Zweifel, 42.63
4×400 — 2. Chase Wetterling, Travis Tupper, Matt Pearson, Jordan Coughenour, 3:17.72 (#4 NCAA)
High jump — 1. Isaiah Strong, 6-04.75 (#4 IIAC); 2. Isaac Frazier, 6-02.75; 8. Josh Dietrich, 5-10.75
Pole vault — 3. Mitch Stoltzman, 13-05.25
Long jump — 5. Isaac Frazier, 20-11.75; 9. Austin Greenwalt, 20-01.75
Triple jump — 2. Austin Greenwalt, 40-02.25
Discus — 19. Caleb Striegel, 119-01
Hammer throw — 13. Braden Meints, 138-10
Javelin — 1. Braden Meints, 155-09; 2. Matt Van Metre, 143-06
Shot put — 13. Jackson Kelley, 40-10.25

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Duhawks Win at Cornell

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Bella Solis-Davenport-Loras
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The Loras women’s track and field team won the Cornell Invitational on Saturday with the men’s team earning a second place finish. As a team, the Duhawks claimed 11 first-place finishes, highlighted by freshman Elyse Acompanado‘s school record in the women’s long jump.

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TOP-25 NATIONAL RANKINGS
Men’s 4×400 – Brandon Gradoville, Shamari Scott, Kylian Lally, Patrick Mikel – 3:16.67 – 3rd – Cornell Invitational (April 8, 2017)
Women’ Pole Vault – Elizabeth Brandenburg –  3.73m – T-11th – Cornell Invitational (April 8, 2017)
Women’s Long Jump – Elyse Acompanado – 5.79m – 4th – Cornell Invitational (April 8, 2017)
Men’s 400m – Patrick Mikel – 48.21 – 3rd – Wartburg Select (April 1, 2017)
Men’s 800m – Kylian Lally – 1:52.87 – 7th – Wartburg Select (April 1, 2017)
Women 5,000m – Audrey Miller – 17:23.00 – 10th – Wartburg Select (April 1, 2017)
Women 400m Hurdles – Bella Solis – 1:04.27 – 15th – Wartburg Select (April 1, 2017)
Women’s 4×400 Relay – Alexis Hanson, Alexis Alt, Allie Serres, Gabrielle Noland – 4:00.13 – 13th – Augustana Early Spring Opener (March 25, 2017)

LORAS RECORD BOOK
Men’s 200 – Patrick Mikel – 22.12 – 9th
Women’s Pole Vault – Elizabeth Brandenburg – 3.73 – 2nd
Women’s Triple Jump – Elyse Acompanado – 11.23 – T-5th
Women’s Long Jump – Elyse Acompanado – 5.79 – 1st

TEAM STANDINGS
Women – 1st (184 points)
Men – 2nd (119 points)

NOTABLE PERFORMANCES
Women

  • Junior Alyssa Simon finished second in the women’s 100 with a time of 12.76 and second in the women’s 200 with a mark of 25.86.
  • Also placing in the women’s 200 was freshman Alexis Alt with her time of 26.22.
  • In the women’s 800, sophomore Allie Serres finished first with a time of 2:19.55.
  • On the distance side for the women, sophomore Kemunto Ondandel placed second with a time of 5:00.27 in the women’s 1,500.
  • Loras stole the podium in the women’s 400 hurdles with sophomore Bella Solis, junior Rachel Kilburg and sophomore Taylor Schaefers placing first, second and third respectively. Solis finished with a time of 1:05.74, Kilburg with 1:07.39 and in third place, Schaefers with a time of 1:09.44.
  • Loras’ 4×100 and 4×400 relay teams each took first, with the 4×1 finishing in 49.02 (Alt, Hanson, Solis, Simon) and the 4×4 finishing in 4:01.03 (Hanson, Simon, Serres, Alt).
  • Acompanado’s mark in the women’s triple jump of 11.23m earned her top honors in the field.
Men
  • Junior Kylian Lally took first in the men’s 800 with his time of 1:53.85.
  • The Duhawks earned a second place finish on the men’s side of the 1,500 with senior Brien Nugent finishing with a time of 4:04.31.
  • Freshman Shamari Scott placed second with a time of 57.77 in the men’s 400 hurdles.
  • In the field events, junior Hunter Dunlap won the men’s pole vault as the Bloomington, Ill. native cleared 4.25m.
UP NEXT
The Duhawks host the Easter Midweek Invitational on April 12 in the Rock Bowl.
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Duhawks In Action at Wartburg

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Kylian Lally-Loras
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The Loras track and field program continued it’s outdoor season on Saturday at the Wartburg Select with both the men’s and women’s teams finishing third.

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TOP 25 NATIONAL RANKINGS
Men’s 400m – Patrick Mikel – 48.21 – 3rd – Wartburg Select (April 1, 2017)
Men’s 800m – Kylian Lally – 1:52.87 – 7th – Wartburg Select (April 1, 2017)
Women 5,000m – Audrey Miller – 17:23.00 – 10th – Wartburg Select (April 1, 2017)
Women 400m Hurdles – Bella Solis – 1:04.27 – 15th – Wartburg Select (April 1, 2017)
Men’s 4×400 Relay – Brandon Gradoville, Shamari Scott, Kylian Lally and Patrick Mikel – 3:18.69 – 5th – Wartburg Select (April 1, 2017)
Women’s 4×400 Relay – Alexis Hanson, Alexis Alt, Allie Serres, Gabrielle Noland – 4:00.13 – 13th – Augustana Early Spring Opener (March 25, 2017)
Women’s Long Jump – Elyse Acompanado – 5.40m – 22nd – Wartburg Select (April 1, 2017)
Women’s Triple Jump – Elyse Acompanado – 11.42m – 5th – Augustana Early Spring Opener (March 25, 2017)

LORAS RECORD BOOK
Men’s 400m – Patrick Mikel – 48.21 – 3rd
Men’s 800m – Kylian Lally – 1:52.87 – 7th
Men’s 5,000m – Mason Tope – 14:59.06 – 10th
Men’s Hammer – Jake Berg – 47.87 – 9th
Women’s 400 Hurdles – Bella Solis – 1:04.27 – 5th
Women’s 5,000m – Audrey Miller – 17:23.00 – 1st
Women’s 3,000m Steeplechase – Emily Day – 11:37.05
Women’s 3,000m Steeplechase – Kelly Minear – 11:51.96 – 4th
Women’s Long Jump – Elyse Acompanado – 5.40m – 7th

TEAM STANDINGS
Men – 3rd (185.83)
Women – 3rd (155.25)

NOTABLE PERFORMANCES
Women
Freshman Gabrielle Noland earned a fourth place finish in the women’s 100 with a time of 12.58.
In the women’s 200, junior Alyssa Simon posted a second place finish for the Duhawks after running 26.43.
Sophomore Allie Serres led the way in the women’s 800 placing third with a time of 2:20.37.
Loras earned a second place finish thanks to freshman Maeve Dunaway in the women’s 5,000 with her time of 18:37.00.
In the women’s 400 hurdles, senior Rachel Kilburg took third with a time of 1:07.71.
Loras ran a season best 49.33 en route to winning the women’s 4x100m relay with freshman Alexis Alt, Noland, senior Alexis Hanson and Simon.
Also earning points for Loras was sophomore Kemunto Ondande after running a 4:59.75 in the women’s 1,500 for a fourth place finish.
Sophomore Esther Johnson won the women’s javelin with a throw of 36.23m.

Men
In the men’s 5,000, junior Timothy Sevcik placed second with a time of 14.59.35 while freshman Patrick Wolak finished third with his time of 15:24.53

In the men’s 400 hurdles, junior Andrew O’Neill ran a 57.24 to earn a fourth place finish.
O’Neil ran 15.55 seconds in the men’s 110m hurdles to finish third overall followed by junior Gerrand Moody who recorded a 15.62 time for a fourth place finish.

In the men’s 3,000 steeplechase, Loras took second, third and fourth place, led by senior Ben Hedges (10:00.03), sophomore Jake Till (10:19.98) and junior Matt Gagen (10:30.36)
Senior Nathan Kimbrell earned a third place finish in the men’s 800 with a time of 1:55.04.

In the field, freshman Quintin Durov cleared 1.87m in the high jump to tie for second place.
Junior Hunter Dunlap cleared 4.25m in the pole vault to tie for first place.

Senior Andy Reed rounded out the Duhawk’s top performances with a second place finish in the javelin with a toss of 45.86m.

Loras cruised to a victory in the men’s 4x400m relay with a time of 3:17.96 from junior Kylian Lally, senior Brandon Gradoville, freshman Shamari Scott, and freshman Patrick Mikel.

UP NEXT
Loras travels to Mount Vernon, Iowa to compete in the Cornell Invitational on Saturday, April 8.

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Knights’ Snider and Moser Shine at DIII Nationals

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Bennet Mosher-Wapello-Wartburg
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The Wartburg men’s indoor track and field team placed 29th with nine points at the National Championships hosted by North Central. Similar to the women’s team race, the title came down to the 4x400m relay. There was a tie for the overall team crown between host-North Central and UW-LaCrosse with 34 points.

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Bennett Moser earned All-American honors yesterday and Cody Snider joined him with those honors with his sixth-place finish in the 800m run finals.