Morningside College athletes won four events at Saturday’s Dakota Wesleyan University Open indoor track & field meet in Mitchell, S.D.
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The Mustangs had three wins in the women’s competition, including a pair of victories in the distance events. Tiffany Shepherd, a senior from Corning, Iowa, triumphed in the mile with a time of 5:10.79 and Michelle Mumm, a junior from Neola, Iowa, reigned in the 1000-meters with a time of 3:00.51. Mumm also placed second in the mile with a time of 5:13.72, while Shepherd finished fourth in the 1000-meters with a time of 3:08.63.
The Mustang women also had a victory from Elizabeth Bohlmann, a junior from Sioux City, who won the long jump with a distance of 17-2 3/4.
Reece Jackson, a sophomore from Marcus, Iowa, scored a win for the Mustang men with a first place time of 8.60 seconds in the 60-yard hurdles. Jackson also finished fifth in the high jump with a height of 6-2.
Mumm’s second place effort in the women’s mile was one of seven runner-up finishes for the Mustangs. The Mustangs’ other second place finishers were Klayton Nordeen, a freshman from Alliance, Neb., with a distance of 20-10 1/2 in the men’s long jump; Alex Janssen, a junior from Crofton, Neb., with a time of 4:24.47 in the men’s mile; Jacob Green, a junior from Sioux Falls, S.D., with a time of 2:31.34 in the men’s 1000-meters; Eleka Joseph, a junior from Saint John’s, Antigua, with a time of 7.95 seconds in the women’s 60-meters; Aurora Arevalo, a sophomore from Lenox, Iowa, with a time of 27.09 in the women’s 200-meters; and Allison Higgins, a junior from Jefferson, Iowa, with a time of 19:05.28 in the women’s 5000-meters.
The Mustangs’ third place finishers were Alexandra George, a freshman from Seward, Neb., with a time of 19:08.62 in the women’s 5000-meters; Perman Wilson, a junior from Lakeland, Fla., with a time of 7.01 in the men’s 60-meters; Jason Kenny, a junior from Schaller, Iowa, with a time of 4:29.01 in the men’s mile; and Kyle Hiser, a senior from Shenandoah, Iowa, with a time of 1:58.44 in the men’s 800-meters.
Morningside’s fourth place finishers were Megan Anderson, a junior from Woodbine, Iowa, with a distance of 45-5 in the women’s weight throw, and Payton Boer, a sophomore from Sioux Center, Iowa, with a time of 2:20.79 in the women’s 800-meters.
The Mustangs had fifth place finishes from Will Griffin, a junior from Cedar Rapids, Iowa, with a time of 7.14 in the men’s 60-meters; Alec DeVries, a junior from Merrill, Iowa, with a time of 1:59.24 in the men’s 800-meters; Tony Patton, a sophomore from Lincoln, Neb., with a time of 16:32.24 in the men’s 5000-meters; Cassie Warner, a sophomore from Council Bluffs, Iowa, with a time of 2:25.60 in the women’s 800-meters; and Anderson with a distance of 37-9 1/2 in the women’s shot put.
Morningside’s best relay finish was a third place effort in the men’s 1600-meter relay, where Hiser, Green, Drew Schiltz, a senior from Hinton, Iowa, and James Farnan, a junior from Bellevue, Neb., combined for a time of 3:26.73.
The Mustangs finished fourth in the women’s 1600-meter relay with a time of 4:09.09 from the quartet of Rose Pelelo-Ray, a sophomore from Merrill, Iowa; Boer, Joseph and Danielle Beckmann, a sophomore from Yankton, S.D.
Morningside will compete in the South Dakota State Indoor Classic on Feb. 10-11 in Brookings, S.D.