All the news from Division III Mens and Womens Track.

Bella Solis-Bettendorf-Loras ©DuHawks Athletics 2018

D3 Indoor National Championships Qaulifiers

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Bella Solis-Bettendorf-Loras
©DuHawks Athletics 2018

Iowans and Iowa connections qualifying for D3 Indoor T&F Championships

Boston, MA March 8-9, 2019

Feature photo: Bella Solis-Bettendorf-Loras ©DuHawks Athletics 2018

Women

60M-Gabrielle Noland, Loras.  Alison Beeman, Dubuque.  Terrianna Black, Loras.  Alanna Muhammad, Wartburg-Waterloo East.

200M-Alison Beeman, Dubuque.  Gabrielle Noland, Loras.

400M-Emma Cochrane, Cornell-Mt. Vernon.

3,000M-Cassidy Christopher, Wartburg-Cedar Falls.

5,000M-Carina Collet, Warburg.  Kassie Rosenbum, Loras-Clayton Ridge.

60H-Elayna Bahl, Loras-Western Dubuque.  Maggi Bjustrom, Wartburg-ADM.

4X400-Wartburg-Belle Tyynismaa-South Tama, Carson McSorley-New London, Lily Campbell-Waukee, Jackie Ganshirt-Wahlert.  Loras-Stevie Lambe-Dubuque Sr., Bella Solis-Davenport Central, Alexis Alt, Gabrielle Noland.

DMR-Washington U-Molly Sheperd-IC City High.

High Jump-Courtney Kruthoff, Central.  Bella Solis, Loras-Davenport Central.

Long Jump-Elyse Acompanado, Loras.

Shot Put-Anna Rehberg, Wartburg.  Kayla Slowick, Dubuque-North Scott.

Weight Throw-Rebecca Burmahl, Dubuque-Monticello.  Kelsey Betthauser, Dubuque.  Esther Johnson, Loras.  Kennedy Morris, Central-Earlham.

Pentathlon-Mary Gray, Central-Waukee.

 

Men

200M-Patrick Mikel, Loras.

400M-Patrick Mikel, Loras.  Colfay Pointer, Dubuque.

800M-Mark Schulz, Wartburg-CR Kennedy.  Dalton Martin, Wartburg.  Kyle Pape, Central-Wahlert.

Mile-Casey Roberts, Wartburg-Saydel.   Dan Iselin, Luther.

3,000M-Caleb Appleton, Wartburg.  Austin Bach, Cornell.

5,000M-Sam Pinkowski, Wartburg.  Joe Frieberger, Wartburg-Western Dubuque.

4×400-Loras-Tyson Morrison-Davenport Central, Mike Jasa-CR Prairie, Josh Smith, Patrick Mikel.

DMR-Wartburg-Casey Roberts-Saydel, Famiek Cook-CR Kennedy, Mark Schulz-CR Kennedy, Sam Pinkowski.

High Jump-Will Daniels, Central.

Long Jump-Famiek Cook, Wartburg-CR Kennedy.

Shot Put-Blaze Murfin, Dubuque.

Weight Throw-Blaze Murfin, Dubuque.

Heptathlon-Will Daniels, Central.  Ryan Rogers, Loras-Wahlert.

Wartburg Men's Track
©Knights Athletics 2019

Knights’ Men Win Conference

1st Sam Pinkowski-Wartburg, 2nd Joe Freiburger-Holy Cross, IA-Wartburg, 3rd Caleb Appleton-Wartburg ©Knights Athletics 2019

1st Sam Pinkowski-Wartburg, 2nd Joe Freiburger-Holy Cross, IA-Wartburg, 3rd Caleb Appleton-Wartburg
©Knights Athletics 2019

The No. 9 Wartburg College Knights men’s track and field team finished first out of the nine competing programs at the 2019 American Rivers Conference Championships with 177 points. The championship is the first for the men’s program since 2015 and 10thoverall as a program.

Courtesy Knights Athletics, click here! Feature photo: Wartburg Men’s Track©Knights Athletics 2019

The Knights finished ahead of 12th-ranked Dubuque, 20th-ranked Central and 21st-ranked Loras en route to claiming nine events. Senior Mark Schulz (Cedar Rapids) won the 800m run with a time 1:55.53, while sophomore Matt Heinzman (Royal Oak, Mich.) won the mile at 4:16.70, junior Caleb Appleton (Zimmerman, Minn.) won the 3,000-meter run at 8:34.2 and sophomore Sam Pinkowski (La Crosse, Wis.) won the 5,000-meter run at 14:40.87. The 4×200-meter relay team won its event by running 1:29.80, while the 4×800-meter team won their event by finishing at 7:53.52. The distance medley relay squad captured the title by finishing with a time of 10:17.33. Senior Famiek Cook (Cedar Rapids) won the long jump with a leap of 7.36-meters and sophomore Riley Barrett (Parkersburg) won the heptathlon with 4,261 points.

Cook’s long jump set a new facility record, beating the previous record by .02 meters. In the men’s heptathlon 1,000-meter run, sophomore Curren Matthias (Denver) set a new American Rivers Conference Championship mark by running a 2:39.01.

Complete Team Standings
1. No. 9 Wartburg, 177 points
2. No. 21 Loras, 136.5 points
3. Nebraska Wesleyan, 122 points
4. No. 12 Dubuque, 104 points
5. No. 20 Central, 90.5 points
6. Simpson, 44 points
7. Luther, 36 points
8. Buena Vista, 16 points
9. Coe, 14 points

Complete All-Conference Performers
200m Dash: Dallas Wright, 22.53 (2nd)
400m Dash: Joe Duehr, 50.81 (3rd)
800m Run: Mark Schulz, 1:55.23 (1st)
800m Run: Casey Roberts, 1:55.53 (2nd)
Mile: Matt Heinzman, 4:16.70 (1st)
Mile: Sam Pinkowski, 4:17.82 (3rd)
3,000m Run: Caleb Appleton, 8:34.62 (1st)
3,000m Run: Joe Freiburger, 8:37.25 (2nd)
5,000m Run: Sam Pinkowski, 14:40.87 (1st)
5,000m Run: Joe Freiburger, 12:52.87 (2nd)
5,000m Run: Caleb Appleton, 14:53.02 (3rd)
60m Hurdles: Famiek Cook, 8.49 (3rd)
4x200m Relay (Dallas Wright, Joe Duehr, Famiek Cook, Roberto Salamo): 1:29.80 (1st)
4x400m Relay (Dallas Wright, Famiek Cook, Roberto Salamo, Casey Roberts): 3:21.47 (2nd)
4x800m Relay (Matt Heinzman, Conor Sapp, Dalton Martin, Mark Schulz): 7:53.52 (1st)
DMR (Frosty Lorimer, Wyatt Schmidt, Conor Sapp, Casey Roberts): 10:17.33 (1st)
Long Jump: Famiek Cook, 7.36m (1st)
Heptathlon: Riley Barrett, 4,261 points (1st)

The Wartburg men’s track and field coaching staff was also named the Coaching Staff of the Year by the conference.

TFFRS standings: As of press time, here is where the following results stand on the indoor performance lists in NCAA Division III:
5,000-meter run by Pinkowski: 30th
DMR: 24th
Long jump by Cook: 3rd
Heptathlon by Barrett: Tied for 39th

Click here for the complete results.

 

The Knights will return to action next week, as the program will host a NCAA Qualifier meet on Mar. 1 and Mar. 2.

Bella Solis-Bettendorf-Loras ©DuHawks Athletics 2018

DuHawks Shine at Sol Butler Classic

 

Bella Solis-Bettendorf-Loras ©DuHawks Athletics 2018

Bella Solis-Bettendorf-Loras
©DuHawks Athletics 2018

The Loras men’s and women’s track and field team competed at the Sol Butler Classic on Saturday Jan. 19 with both teams combining for the sweep in the team race, with the men finishing with 70 points and the women with 63 points.

Courtesy DuHawks Athletics, click here! Feature photo: Bella Solis-Bettendorf-Loras©DuHawks Athletics 2018

NOTABLES
• Patrick Mikel broke the school record in the 600m & ran the 16th fastest time in the world so far in 2019
• Bella Solis tied her high jump record and is currently ranked No. 3 in Division III
• Gabrielle Noland broke the school record in the 400m, is currently ranked No. 2 in DIII and was named the American Rivers Conference Athlete of the Week

TOP PERFORMANCES
Terrianna Black – 1st – 55m – 7.26
Gabrielle Noland – 1st – 400m – 57.19 (New School Record)
Bella Solis – 1st – 600m – 1:40.78 (#6 All-time @ Loras) | 1st – High Jump – 5’6” (ties school record)
Ellie Osterberger – 1st – 1000m – 3:14.64
Kaylee Osterberger – 2nd – 1000m – 3:16.82
Kassie Rosenbum – 1st – Mile – 5:21.19 (#9 All-time @ Loras)
Elayna Bahl – 1st – 55 Hurdles – 8.61 (#5 All-time @ Loras)
Bailey Vance – 2nd – 55 Hurdles – 8.95
Noland, Solis, Atl, and Lambe – 1st – 4x400m Relay – 4:06.61
Elijah Thomas – 1st – 55m – 6.54 (#6 All-time @ Loras)
Tyson Morrison – 1st – 400m – 51.32
Patrick Mikel – 2nd – 600m – 1:19.71 (New School Record – #16 in the world in 2019!)
Cole Conklin-Little – 1st – 1000m – 2:39.49
Blake Keller – 2nd – Mile – 4:27.95
Ryan Rogers – 1st – 55m Hurdles – 7.98 (#10 All-time @ Loras)
Morrison, Hall, Jasa, and Mikel – 4x400m Relay – 1st – 3:25.90

UP NEXT
Loras travels to Davenport to compete at the St. Ambrose Invite on Saturday, Jan. 26

Payton Wensel-Lin Mar-Iowa
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Many Iowans in Action This Past Weekend

Michelle Carrillo-Storm Lake-GVU ©Doug Wells-2018

Michelle Carrillo-Storm Lake-GVU
©Doug Wells-2018

Teams listed have former Iowa preps on their rosters.

Feature photo: Payton Wensel-Lin Mar-Iowa©Brian Ray Hawkeye Sports
Larry Wieczorek Invitational at Iowa-Iowa, Iowa State, Minnesota, Missouri.
Dutch Athletics Classic at Central College-Truman St, William Penn, Simpson, Central.
Click here!
Sol Butler Classic at Dubuque-Loras, University of Dubuque, Clarke.
Hilltop Invitational at Cornell-Coe, Cornell, Grinnell
Chelsey M. Henkenius Open at Wartburg-Hawkeye Community College, Briar Cliff, NIACC, Wartburg, Waldorf, Buena Vista, Grand View.
Monmouth MW Indoor Invitational at Monmouth-Augustana, Illinois.
Wichaita St. Shocker Prelude-Wichita St.
KU, KSU, WSU Triangular at KU-KU, WSU.
SDSU Jim Emmerich/Alumni Invite-SDSU, ICCC, South Dakota.
Bison Team Cup at NDSU-UNI, NDSU.
2019 NW Missouri Open-NW Missouri, Iowa Western, Missouri Western, Nebraska Kearney.
U of St. Thomas Invite-St. Thomas.
Eau Claire, Platteville, Stevens Point Triangular-Eau Claire, WI.-Wis-Platteville.
Stout Open-UW LaCrosse.
SDSU DII Invitational-Minnesota State, Augustana, SD, Sioux Falls, Morningside, Northwestern, Wayne State, Dordt, SW Minnesota State.
Scott Nisely Memorial Classic at Doane University-Graceland.
Will Daniels-Central
©Dutch Athletics 2018

Central’s Daniels Poised to Repeat in Multis

Will Daniels-Central ©Dutch Athletics 2018

Will Daniels-Central
©Dutch Athletics 2018

It may be four months until the 2019 NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships, but Central College junior Will Daniels is primed and ready to repeat as the heptathlon national champion after setting a new school record at the Doane College (Neb.) Happy Holidays Multi-Event.

Courtesy Dutch Athletics, click here! Feature photo: Will Daniels-Central ©Dutch Athletics 2018

Tallying up 5,423 points across the seven-discipline competition, Daniels not only exceeded the school record, he also recorded the No. 3 mark ever in Division III. Distancing himself by 471 points over the second-place finisher, Daniels was the meet champion.

“I’m sure he’s happy about the school record,” associate head coach Jim Fuller said. “It’s Will’s first school record. He’s solidly in the national meet, we won’t have to think about it the rest of the indoor season.”

In the pole vault, he cleared 14 feet, 1.25 inches. That effort matches his career-best effort from the outdoor season and is a foot better than anything he ever has done indoors.

“He got on the same pole as he did at last year’s outdoor national meet when he jumped that high before, but he didn’t need a 20-mph tailwind,” Fuller said. “I was happy with the way he vaulted.”

In the 60-meter hurdles, he finished in 8.70 seconds while he completed the 1,000-meter run in 2 minutes, 57.89 seconds.

“It was his third or fourth best hurdle time, but he ran more under control and a little more precise than he has in the past,” Fuller said. “The 1,000 is not his strongest event, but he did okay. The whole field went out slow, but Will finished really well.”

H.S. Kuyper Fieldhouse on Central’s campus is the site of the Dutch Holiday Preview next Saturday, starting at 10 a.m. with field events.

ISU Women's XC
©Cyclones Athletics-2017

D1 and D3 National Qualifiers

Cailie Logue-ISU ©Cyclones Athletics

Cailie Logue-ISU
©Cyclones Athletics

Representing the state of Iowa at the D3 Cross Country Championships at UW Osh Kosh Saturday will be:

Feature photo: ISU Women’s XC©Cyclones Athletics-2017

Teams:

  • Wartburg Men and Women

Individuals:

  • Alec Bass-University of Dubuque
  • Mason Wicker, Cuyler Gabriel and Austin Bach-Cornell
  • Kassie Rosenbum-Loras
  • Miranda Kruiswyk-Central

Complete list of D3 qualifiers:

http://www.ustfccca.org/2018/11/featured/field-announced-for-ncaa-division-iii-cross-country-championships

In the D1 Championships, also Saturday, in Madison, Wisconsin.

Teams:

  • Iowa State Men and Women

Individuals:

  • Nathan Mylenek-Iowa

Full list of D1 qualifiers:

http://www.ustfccca.org/2018/11/featured/ncaa-di-cross-country-championships-field-set

Trey Thompson-Ogden-Simpson
©Jim Kirby 2018

Thompson All-Conference On the Course and In Class

Trey Thompson-Ogden-Simpson ©Jim Kirby 2018

Trey Thompson-Ogden-Simpson
©Jim Kirby 2018

Senior cross country runner Trey Thompson has helped the Storm get to the front of the pack in the championship season. Placing sixth out of 175 runners, Thompson earned the first all-conference honors of his career and he helped the Storm place fifth overall at the American Rivers Conference Championships.

Courtesy Storm Athletics by Madison DePover, Staff Writer, click here! Feature photo: Trey Thompson-Ogden-Simpson©Jim Kirby 2018

 

Thompson graduated from Ogden High School, where he ran on the cross country team. He decided to come to Simpson after taking a visit and having a great recruiting experience with head Coach Heath Moenck. Thompson, who is a mathematics major and secondary education minor, knew he was also coming to a school with strong programs he was interested in.

“When I went on an overnight visit in November, I really bonded with the team members and got along with all the team members,” Thompson said.

When Thompson was a freshman at Simpson, the regional team the year before returned every member. Thompson came in wanting to be at the top of the junior varsity team with that knowledge in mind—but by the end of the year, he was the third runner on the varsity team.

“The first year, I did not expect to be on varsity,” Thompson said, “When we had our first race freshman year, and I was the fifth runner, taking out some of the seniors in the roster. The whole year, I kept moving up and ended the year third on the team.”

Thompson had to keep working hard going into the next year, since he was No. 3 on the team.

“My sophomore year, I was already the third runner, and the first was a senior and junior.  They end up becoming my best friends, and we were all trained together that summer,” he said.

“It was our goal to change the culture of the team to be a winning team. In the past we were a team that was all in the middle of the pack, not at the top as a team.”

Thompson also continued his personal success right away his sophomore year by winning the home meet. He said the experience he gained during his freshman year helped him know what to expect going in to his second year.

“Also, I changed my race strategy to run harder and having the coaches to help me out a lot with that,” he added.

Now in his senior year, Thompson is the No. 1 runner for the Storm and one of the top runners in the conference.

“I think a lot of that is how in cross country, seniority is a big deal and making sure every single year you get better, since it is always senior heavy on the top,” Thompson said. “As everyone graduated, I waited my turn and moved up every year, and got aerobic running training under your legs and your lungs.”

An important part of Thompson’s training was not expecting too much out of himself right away. He said his goal freshman year was to be one of the top freshman and so on for every consecutive year.

“So when I get to senior year, I am the top runner, or at least try to be,” Thompson said. “I like that philosophy a lot, to work at your level and just keep everyone behind you and stay at your level working up.”

Thompson said he has not had a flawless running career but has been able to deal with his failures and not let them affect him negatively.

“You need failures to be successful,” he said. “Everyone thinks that is has been all success, since I came from a small school, but I have had failures before I was successful each time. I have had great senior leaders every year and I was able to fail behind them succeeding and saw what they did to ad on and make myself better.”

Leaving a different team then what he joined, Thompson will leave a lasting legacy on the team.

“I hope that I left the team full of hard workers that love to run. When I was younger, there were a lot of self-centered people that only really had personal goals and starting last year, we had big team goals, and everyone had team goals in the beginning,” Thompson said.

On Nov. 10, the team will travel to Waverly to compete in the regional meet.

“My personal goal is to qualify for nationals,” Thompson said. “For the team, we want to get as low as possible in the rankings, be in the top ninth to better our last year finish of 10.”

Sierra Howardson-Danville-Iowa Wesleyan 
©Tigers Athletics 2018

Freshman Howardson Leads Tigers at the Cowbell

Sierra Howardson-Danville-Iowa Wesleyan  @The Burlington Hawk Eye 2018

Sierra Howardson-Danville-Iowa Wesleyan
@The Burlington Hawk Eye 2018

The Iowa Wesleyan cross country teams ran in their final race before the St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference championships.  The Tigers competed in the Cowbell Classic Meet, which was hosted by Principia College, and finished eighth.

Courtesy Tigers Athletics, click here! Feature photo! Sierra Howardson-Danville-Iowa Wesleyan ©Tigers Athletics 2018

 

The women’s 6k field consisted of 75 runners.  Sierra Howardson (FR/Danville, IA) was the top finisher for Iowa Wesleyan, placing just inside the top twenty.  Howardson ran a 25:08.14 in the event, placing 19th individually and picking up 17 points for the Tigers.
On the men’s side, Iowa Wesleyan competed in a field of 82 runners, and their top finisher was Joel Amor.  Amor just missed a top 40 individual place with a time of 29:21.23. He placed 41st individually and earned 31 points for Iowa Wesleyan.
The Tigers will compete in the SLIAC Championships on October 27th, 2018 in Litchfield, Illinois.
Women’s results: http://www.trxctiming.com/Principia_College/XC/Cowbell/Results/2018/Women.htm
Men’s results: http://www.trxctiming.com/Principia_College/XC/Cowbell/Results/2018/Men.htm
Tiger Athletics: Iowa Wesleyan University strives to provide its student-athletes the opportunity to be successful in life and sports. Engaged in the SLIAC and UMAC Conferences, Tiger athletics is a proud member of NCAA Division III.

Simpson Men's Cross Country
©Jim Kirby 2018

Storm Men and Women Run a Loaded Race in Ettrick

Trey Thompson-Ogden-Simpson, Ian Mckenzie-Dowling-Simpson, Jon Facio-Clinton-Simpson ©Jim Kirby 2018

Trey Thompson-Ogden-Simpson, Ian Mckenzie-Dowling-Simpson, Jon Facio-Clinton-Simpson
©Jim Kirby 2018

Men

Trey Thompson earned his fourth, top-20 finish of the season as the Simpson men’s cross country team placed seventh in a loaded field at the Jim Drews/Tori Neubauer Invitational hosted by Wis.-La Crosse on Saturday.

Courtesy Storm Athletics, click here! Feature photo: Simpson Men’s Cross Country©Jim Kirby 2018

 

The Storm finished with 218 points, well ahead of Illinois Wesleyan (291) and behind American Rivers conference foe, Nebraska Wesleyan (181). The No. 8 team in the Central Region, Simpson topped No. 9 Gustavus Adolphus and beat conference rivals Luther (10th) and Dubuque (11th).

Simpson’s top finisher in each meet this season, Thompson placed 20th in the field of 294 runners after navigating the 8k course in 25:48.0 His running mate, Jonathan Facio, came in 35th in 26:20.9.

Cale Billheimer claimed the No. 3 spot in the lineup for the second meet in a row, running 27:06.5 to place 64th. Tyler Combswasn’t far behind in 68th (27:07.7) and Logan Egeland took 70th (27:13.3).

Ryan Courtney (81st, 27:24.0) and Drew Roen (112th, 27:49.8) rounded out the Storm’s varsity finishers.

STORM VARSITY FINISHERS

Trey Thompson — 20th, 25:48.0
Jonathan Facio — 35th, 26:20.9
Cale Billheimer — 64th, 27:06.5
Tyler Combs — 68th, 27:07.7
Logan Egeland — 70th, 27:13.3
Ryan Courtney — 81st, 27:24.0
Drew Roen — 112th, 27:49.8

Women

Audrey Klein-Lincoln-Simpson ©Jim Kirby 2018

Audrey Klein-Lincoln-Simpson
©Jim Kirby 2018

Shelby Hunemiller and Audrey Klein led the Simpson women’s cross country team to a 15th place finish in a loaded field at the Jim Drews/Tori Neubauer Invitational hosted by Wis.-La Crosse on Saturday.

Courtesy Storm Athletics, click here! 

 

Simpson finished with 430 points in the field of 21 teams.

Hunemiller led the Storm for the third time in four meets this season, navigating the 6k course in 24:39.4 to place 90th in the field of 262 runners. Klein was close behind for her highest team finish of the season, taking 92nd place in 24:39.7.

Kaitlyn Murano placed 104th (24:55.5), Mackenzie Laughlin 110th (25:02.4) and Kyli Orr 175th (26:21.8). Abby Loecke made her debut in the top seven, placing 177th (26:24.0). Kaylee Willadsen also cracked the top seven for the first time, taking 181st (26:27.5).

STORM VARSITY FINISHERS

Shelby Hunemiller — 90th, 24:39.4
Audrey Klein — 92nd, 24:39.7
Kaitlyn Murano — 104th, 24:55.5
Mackenzie Laughlin — 110th, 25:02.4
Kyli Orr — 175th, 26:21.8
Abby Loecke — 177th, 26:24.0
Kaylee Willadsen — 181st, 26:27.5

UP NEXT

Simpson will compete in the American Rivers Conference Championship on Saturday, Oct. 27 in Lincoln, Neb.

Loras Women Cross Country 2018
©A&D Photo/Duhawks Athletics

Rosenbum Leads DuHawks

Coach Bob Schultz-Loras ©Jim Kirby 2017

Coach Bob Schultz-Loras
©Jim Kirby 2017

With the first traditional race of the season featuring a 6k for the women and an 8k for the men, Kassie Rosenbum finished second in the field, running 22:38.7. Patrick Wolak was the top finisher for the men with a time of 25:52.7

Courtesy DuHawks Athletics, click here! Loras Women Cross Country 2018©A&D Photo/Duhawks Athletics

MEN’S TOP FINISHERS – 8k
14 | Patrick Wolak | 25:52.7
16 | Cole Conklin-Little | 25:58.3
18 | Jack Carroll | 26:01.5
21 | Luke Guttormson | 26:03.7
29 | Preston Kauder | 26:37.6

WOMEN’S TOP FINISHERS – 6k
2 | Kassie Rosenbum | 22:38.7
29 | Brianna Renner | 24:18.2
31 | Audrey Miller | 24:19.4
32 | Camryn Reeg | 24:20.7
33 | Maggie Bald | 24:22.3

NOTABLES
• Cole-Conklin Little turned in a personal best on Saturday, running his first sub-26 minute race and 26 seconds faster than his performance at the Iowa Conference Championships last year
• Wartburg’s Carina Collet ran 21:45.5 for the top time out of the competition
• Rosenbum collected her second top-five finish of the season

UP NEXT
Loras hosts its home invite next Friday at the Dubuque Soccer Complex. Racing is scheduled to begin at 4:45 p.m.