Jacob Goeller-Fairbank-GVU
©Doug Wells 2017

Viking Men and Women Earn 2nd at Baker Relays

Katie Roberts-Ankeny-GVU ©Doug Wells 2017

Katie Roberts-Ankeny-GVU
©Doug Wells 2017

Both the men’s and women’s track and field team earned second place finishes at the Baker Relays on Saturday (April 1). The men’s team scored a total of 116 points while the women scored 112.

Courtesy Vikings Athletics, click here! Feature photo: Jacob Goeller-Fairbank-GVU ©Doug Wells 2017

For the women on the track, the 4×800 relay team of junior Erin Wenzel (Clinton, Iowa), senior Natalie Potts (Altoona, Iowa), senior Kida Kak (Des Moines, Iowa), and senior Hannah Sobaski (Fairfield, Iowa) finished first with a time of 10:17.78. The 4×400 team of junior Ronnoja Ayers (Des Moines, Iowa), freshman Allie Flaws (Webster City, Iowa), junior Kennedy King (Davenport, Iowa), and senior Katie Roberts (Ankeny, Iowa) placed second finishing in 4:06.19. Ayers and Flaws also placed second and third, respectively, in the 100m with times of 12.60 and 12.62 while Roberts had a third place finish in the 400m run (1:01.47).

In the field, Taylor Wells hit a NAIA qualifying A-standard in the discus with the first place throw of 43.79m and also played third in the javelin (37.33m).
The men’s team had a first place performance from sophomore Jorden Nathan (Ankeny, Iowa) in the 110m hurdles with a time of 15.52 while Russell Greene was close behind for second place at 15.75. In the discus, sophomore Jacob Goeller (Fairbank, Iowa) hit a NAIA qualifying A-standard with his first place throw of 50.14m. Sophomore teammate Clay Siefken (Burlington, Iowa) hit a NAIA B-standard for second place with his mark of 48.18m. Siefken also placed third in the hammer (48.61m) while junior Chance Tatman (Spencer, Iowa) finished third in the shot put (14.53m).
The Vikings will return to competition next Saturday (April 8) as they travel to Seward, Nebraska to participate in the Concordia Invitational.