Senior Brandon Carnes posted a personal-best in the men’s 200 meter dash at the Tyson Invitational in Fayetteville, Ark. today, securing his second UNI record of the season.
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The Bradenton, Fla., native ran a time of 21.03 in the 200 meter dash finals, finishing tied for fourth overall. His career-best time beat his previous PR of 21.30 and beat the school record time of 21.15 that was set by Dirk Homewood in 2003. Carnes now holds the 60 meters and indoor 200 meter dash records at Northern Iowa.
Carnes also finished fourth in the 60 meter dash while at Arkansas, running a time of 6.67. He ran a 6.60 in the prelims to qualify for the finals with the fastest time of the day and the second-fastest time of his career.
The bulk of the Panthers competed at the Iowa State Classic in Ames, Iowa, following suit by pulling in multiple personal-bests. UNI got started on Friday night at the ISU Classic, starting with the distance races.
Hannah Truniger started the Panthers off in the women’s 5,000 meters, placing fourth overall out of 24 competitors. Her time of 16:56.07 is the third fastest time in the Missouri Valley Conference this season and ranks her No. 3 all-time at UNI.
Ashley Norem posted another personal-best in the 3,000 meters, competing in the invitational race. She finished in the top-10 in her heat, coming across the line in 9:48.17 for the fourth fastest time in school history.
Moving into Saturday’s field events, Brad Walski opened the day with a personal-best in the men’s shot put. He finished in fifth overall with a mark of 57-6.25 to rank him third in the Valley coming into the weekend.
Maddie Bell got things started on the track on the second day of competition, running a personal-best in the 400 meter dash. The Hudson, Iowa, native ran a career-best time of 55.37 to win her heat. Her time is the second-fastest in the Valley this season and the fourth fastest time in program history.
Lindsey Kite kept the momentum going into the 800 meters, running the No. 4 time in UNI history. She came away victorious in her heat with a time of 2:09.04 which is the fastest time in the MVC. Lyndsie Schinkel also posted a PR in the 800 meters of 2:09.72 to finish third in the same heat.
Wrapping up the meet, the men’s 4X400 meter relay team finished fourth overall with a team time of 3:16.38 while the women’s team finished first in their heat with a time of 3:50.33.
The Panthers will return to action on Feb. 17 when they travel back to Iowa City for the Silver Hawk Invitational before hosting the MVC Indoor Championships Feb. 25-26 in the UNI-Dome.