Jessica Heims broke the para-athlete F64 classification discus world record with a throw of 105-feet-07 (32.19-meters) to take 18th-place at the Iowa Musco Twilight meet in Iowa City. Heims’ new world mark was one highlight on a day that included nine event wins and 38 top-three finishes for the UNI track and field team.
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Event winners included Connor Ham in the 110 hurdles with a time of 14.10, the fastest time of the season for Ham and the fastest mark in the MVC to date. Katie Nimrod picked up the win in the 400 hurdles with a time of 1:03.33. Lyndsie Schinkel won the 800 with a time of 2:10.72.
Alex Jackson won the 3,000-meter steeplechase with a time of 9:16.42, a new personal best. He led a group of Panthers that took four of the top five spots in the race.
McKayla Cole won the 3,000-meter run with a time of 10:08.30, her best time of the season.
UNI closed the track events by sweeping the 4×400-meter relays. The women’s team won with a time of 3:52. 58 and the men took home the title with the time of 3:13.22.
Isaac Holtz took home the lone field event title by winning the hammer throw with a toss of 188-feet-11. It is the best throw of his season and vaulted him to third place in the MVC rankings.
Evan Long finished third in the 200-meter dash, but his time moved him into the second spot in the MVC.
The Panthers are back in action next Friday and Saturday at the Tom Botts Invite in Columbia, Missouri.