Wyatt Schmidt-Northeast-Wartburg
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Knights Run Well at St. Ambrose Invite

 Ryan Bonthius-Regina-Wartburg ©Knights Athletics 2020

Ryan Bonthius-Regina-Wartburg
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Men

The Wartburg men’s track & field team totaled 39 points to place eighth of 16 teams during the Saint Ambrose University Invitational on Saturday, Jan. 25.

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Six Knights recorded points for Wartburg in respective events.

Senior sprinter Denison Harrington scored points for the Orange & Black in a pair of events. Harrington took sixth in the 60-meter dash with a time of 7.12, and took eighth in the 200-meter dash at 23.16.

A pair of Knights earned runner-up finishes. In the 1,000-meter run, Wyatt Schmidt took second with a time of 2:36.79, while Dallas Wright cracked the Wartburg Indoor Top 10 list in the 400-meter run with a time of 49.41.

Grant Olson and Ryan Bonthius also scored points in the 1K with times of 2:41.92 and 2:42.14, respectively.

In the 600-meter run, Wartburg’s Nick Kennicker notched four points with a fifth place time of 1:25.74. Devante Pearsoncontributed six points in the high jump with a mark of 6-1.25.

Up Next
The Knights return to action next weekend, hosting the Wartburg Indoor Selects Jan. 31-Feb. 1.

Erica Rittgers-SE Valley-Wartburg ©Knights Athletics 2020

Erica Rittgers-SE Valley-Wartburg
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Women

The Wartburg women’s track & field team took third of 16 teams at the Saint Ambrose University Invitational Saturday, Jan. 25, tallying 87 points.

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Freshman Breya Christopher contributed 18 points for the Knights. She won the high jump for a second consecutive weekend with a first place jump of 5-5. In addition, she recorded a second place triple jump of 36-7.5, which now ranks inside Wartburg’s Indoor Top 10 list.

Cherisse Ward also scored points in the triple jump with a seventh place mark of 35-1.25, along with a fourth place long jump of 17-6. Haley Beckert also tallied four points in the high jump at 4-11, good for fifth place.

Another pair of Knights, Erica Rittgers and Alanna Muhammad recorded runner-up times. Rittgers took second with a mile time of 5:19.50. Muhammad took second in the 60-meter dash at 7.82, along with a third place time in the 200-meter dash at 26.25.

In the 400-meter run, a trio of Knights recorded points. Carson McSorley, Taylan Olson, and Jaderial Staebler took fourth, fifth, and seventh, respectively. In the 600-meter run, Bri Dellamuth, Marissa Nolan, and Abby DeBaille placed sixth through eighth to register nine points.

Wartburg also found success in the 60-meter hurdles, adding 16 points with four Knights inside the top-8. Maggi Bjustrom led the way with a runner-up time of 9.24.

Up Next
The Knights return to action next weekend, hosting the Wartburg Indoor Selects Jan. 31-Feb. 1.