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Michelle Carrillo-Storm Lake-GVU
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Vikings Victorious at Fighting Bee Opener

Michelle Carrillo-Storm Lake-GVU ©Doug Wells-2018

Michelle Carrillo-Storm Lake-GVU
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The Grand View men’s track and field team traveled to St. Ambrose on Friday afternoon to compete in the Fighting Bee Opener.  The Vikings captured 1st place in the team standings behind 7 individual winners. Four Vikings hit national qualifying marks and one school record was set.

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Grand View’s James Plummer (SR/Columbia, South Carolina) won the weight throw and the shot put events, claiming NAIA “A standard” national qualifying marks in both events.  Austin Hill (JR/Pella, Iowa) finished 5th overall in the weight throw while qualifying with a “B standard” mark for the national meet. Isaiah Wittrock, Alonzo Spencer-Rodriguez, and Ahren Davis swept the 800-meter run taking first, second and third, respectively.

Men’s First Place…

Shot Put 1st Place: James Plummer

Weight Throw 1st Place: James Plummer

Triple Jump 1st Place:  Daniel Headley (SR/Melbourne, Florida)

Mile Race 1st Place:  Ben Huftalin (SO/Osage, Iowa)

60M Hurdles 1st Place:  Tyler Miller (FR/Madrid, Iowa)

800M Race 1st Place:  Isaiah Wittrock (FR/Richland, Iowa)

4X400M Race 1st Place:  Gannon Svestka (SO/Johnston, Iowa), Alonzo Rodriguez-Spencer, Jacob Thompson, Isaiah Wittrock

 

Grand View School Record Set…

There was one school record broken this weekend in the 1,000m race by Brandon Young who finished second.

1,000M Race: Brandon Young (SR/Des Moines, Iowa) (2:32.27)

 

Men’s NAIA National Qualifying Marks…

In the second meet of the season, three Vikings had four NAIA qualifying marks.

Weight Throw:  James Plummer (65′ 7″) “A Standard”

Austin Hill (54′ 1.25″) “B Standard”

Shot Put:  James Plummer (53′ 11.75″) “A Standard”

1,000M Race:  Brandon Young (2:32.27) “B Standard”

 

Team Finish…

Grand View finished 1st out of 5 teams on Friday.  The team results are below:

Women

The Grand View women’s track and field team traveled to St. Ambrose on Friday afternoon to compete in the Fighting Bee Opener.  The Vikings won five events, had the top two finishers in the women’s 60M hurdles and set a new school record.

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Grand View’s Michelle Carrillo (JR/Storm Lake, Iowa) won the weight throw by over 6 feet with a toss of 57′ 3.5″ which qualifies her with an NAIA A standard mark.  Chantel Blair (JR/Boone, Iowa) won the long jump for the Vikings, recording a 17′ 11.75″ jump, which qualified her with an NAIA B standard.  Blair now holds the Grand View school record in the long jump.

Women’s First Place…

High Jump 1st Place: Haley Flaws (FR/Webster City, Iowa)

Long Jump 1st Place: Chantel Blair

Weight Throw 1st Place:  Michelle Carrillo

Shot Put 1st Place:  Maryn Phillips (SO/Hamburg, Iowa)

60M Hurdles 1st Place:  Amara Taylor (SO/Cedar Rapids, Iowa)

 

Grand View School Record Set…

There was one school record broken this weekend in the long jump.

Long Jump: Chantel Blair (17′ 11.75″)

 

Women’s NAIA National Qualifying Marks…

In the second meet of the season, two Vikings had NAIA qualifying marks.

Weight Throw:  Michelle Carrillo (57′ 3.5″) A Standard

Long Jump: Chantel Blair (17′ 11.75″) B Standard

 

Team Finish…

Grand View finished 2nd out of 5 teams on Friday.  The team results are below:

WOMEN’S TEAM SCORES

 

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Josh Pretska-Long Grove-St. Ambrose and Rene Nichols-Davenport-St. Ambrose 
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Fighting Bees Off to a Great Start

Ashley Plumb-St. Ambrose and Abby Sears-Bettendorf-St. Ambrose ©Fighting Bees Athletics 2018

Ashley Plumb-St. Ambrose and Abby Sears-Bettendorf-St. Ambrose
©Fighting Bees Athletics 2018

Women

A balanced team effort and a national leading relay were just enough for the Fighting Bee women to win the Fighting Bee Opener.

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The Bees tallied 155 points to beat Grand View (140), Augustana (107), Monmouth (47) and St. Francis (46) in the annual meet.

The women’s 4×800 relay, which has been an All-American relay for SAU each of the past two seasons, qualified to compete at another national championship.

Racing alone on the track, Abby Sears (SR/Bettendorf, Iowa), Ashley Plumb (SR/Macomb, Ill.), Claire Duncan(FR/Anamosa, Iowa) and Corrie Reiley (SR/Prophetstown, Ill.) finished in 9:39.94 which is the fastest time in the NAIA this season.

The group, minus Reiley, also poured on the points in the 800m run with Plumb winning, followed by Sears in third and Duncan in fourth.

The Bees had two more wins in distance events as Emma Duncan (FR/Anamosa, Iowa) notched her first college victory in the mile, out-kicking teammate Mallory Rettenmeier (SR/Aurora, Ill.) who took home silver.

Meg Grady led a Bees podium sweep in the 3,000m run, finishing in 11:04.88, less than 10 seconds ahead of Chloe Gunn(SR/Peoria, Ill.) in second and Jenny Dickes (JR/Cedar Rapids, Iowa) in third.

SAU had four other bronze medal performances on the track: Bridget Sulek (JR/Glen Ellyn, Ill.) in the 400m, Keeley Knobloch (SR/Moline, Ill.) in the 1,000m, Leah Rose (FR/Ocala, Fla.) in the 60m hurdles and the 4×400 relay of Sulek, Abby Camp (FR/Chillicothe, Ill.), Mackenzie Clary (FR/Prophetstown, Ill.) and Hana Hart.

In the field SAU was strong as well, having top three finishes in all but one event.

At the jumps, Abby Camp continued her stellar freshman season by being the top collegiate athlete in the triple jump. She then won a bronze medal in the long jump. Finishing right ahead of her in the long jump was Lani Hillard (SO/Muscatine, Iowa) in second place.

Alex Axup (SO/Rock Island, Ill.) leaped to a personal best of 3.25m (10-8) in the pole vault to finish third, while Mickey Hayes was also a bronze medal winner in the high jump.

Over at the throws ring, Brandi Crawley (FR/Milan, Ill.) was the highlight of the day, tossing a personal best of 11.53m (37-10) in the shot put.

“I love this meet because all of the teams here are very strong, full teams, with good coaches” SAU head coach Dan Tomlinsaid. “It brings out the best in us, and it’s very hard to find a meet this competitive to start the season.

“I’m very pleased with how we performed and I think that is a product of the athletes continuing to train hard over break and not take time off.”

Next up for the Bees is Wartburg’s Chlesey M Henkenius Open on January 19.

Men

The Fighting Bee men had their stars shining bright at the Fighting Bee Opener.

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SAU (93 points) finished third in the five team meet with Grand View (157) winning in front of Augustana (128), while Monmoth (70) was fourth and St. Francis (38) took fifth.

Returning All-American’s Josh Pestka (SR/Long Grove, Iowa) (5th in 1,000m run in 2018) and Rane Nichols (SR/Davenport, Iowa) (7th in 1,000m run in 2018, 5th in 4×400 relay in 2017) went first and third in the 1,000m run and were fast enough to punch their ticket to the NAIA Indoor National Championships.

The Bees other win came from sophomore Alec McEylea who leaped 6.96m (22-10) to take the win with another national qualifying performance.

Four Bees had runner-up finishes: Vance Bohlen (SR/Belle Plaine, Iowa) in the 60m dash, Matt Jung (FR/Tinley Park, Ill.) in the 3,000m run, Austin Robinson (FR/Aledo, Ill.) in the 60m hurdles and Justin Griser (FR/Hampton, Ill.) in the high jump. Bohlen, a junior, was the only non-freshmen of the silver medal-winning contingency.

All-American heptathlete Cole Connell (SR/Delmar, Iowa) won a bronze medal in the pole vault and Cam Edom(SO/Romeoville, Ill.) nearly had a lifetime best jump in the triple jump where he also scored a bronze medal.

“I don’t think you can find a better small college meet on this weekend,” SAU head coach Dan Tomlin said. “We competed very well and the outlook for the rest of the season is bright.

“Having those guys punch their ticket in the 1k makes the rest of the season a little easier planning wise. We can do some different things now and gear up for conference and nationals without having that worry hanging over us.”

Next up for the Bees is Wartburg’s Chlesey M Henkenius Open on January 19.

Jessica VanZuuk-Norwalk-Grand View
©Doug Wells 2018

All Iowan Viking Shuttle Wins Award

Dimetrea Hamilton-DSM-Grand View ©Doug Wells 2018

Dimetrea Hamilton-DSM-Grand View
©Doug Wells 2018

Grand View women’s track and field shuttle hurdle relay team were recognized by Accusplit. Accusplit Relay Awards are given to those relay teams that ran the fastest times in their respective outdoor relay events.

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GV shuttle hurdle relay consisting of Amara TaylorDimetrea HamiltonJessica VanZuuk, and Kaitlin Holschlag recorded the record time when they competed at the Drake Relays in 2018. They placed 6th overall behind 5 NCAA Division I schools.

Accusplit, the leader in the professional stopwatch and timing industry since 1972, will recognize the nation’s best collegiate relay teams and their coaches next week at the 2018 USTFCCCA Convention, which will be held at the JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa.

Grand View Men's Cross Country 2018
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Vikings Head North to Run the Trent Smith Invite

Michaela Barretta-Indianola-GVU ©Viking Athletics 2018

Michaela Barretta-Indianola-GVU
©Viking Athletics 2018

Women

The Grand View University Women’s Cross Country team competed in the Trent Smith Invitational on Friday.  The Vikings placed two runners in the top 15 individually, on their way to a 4th place team finish and posted four PR’s at the meet. Anytcy Marin had a great day for the Vikings. Marin placed 6th out of 52 runners posting the 7th fastest time in Grand View school history as she covered the 5k course in 19:44 to lead GV to a fourth place team finish at the NIACC-Trent Smith Invite.

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How Did Grand View Finish?

Anytcy Marin (JR/Fredericksburg, TX)  19:44.59  (Finished 6th Place)

Michaela Barretta (JR/Indianola, IA)  20:52.22 (Finished 13th Place)

Allie Flaws (JR/Webster City, IA)  22:26.92  (Finished 26th Place)

Jenessa Carpenter (FR/Columbus Junction, IA)  22:43.96  (Finished 31st Place)

Lindsey Dobyns (FR/Waukesha, WI)  22:44.72  (Finished 32nd Place)

Team Standings…

  1.  Hawkeye Community College  44 points
  2.  North Iowa Area Community College  58 points
  3.  Buena Vista University 84 points
  4.  Grand View University  89 points
  5.  Waldorf University 90 points
  6.  Southwestern Community College 140 points

What’s Next?

Grand View will compete on Saturday, October 20th in the NAIA Seminole Valley Stampede.  The stampede is held in Cedar Rapids, Iowa and is set to begin at 11:00am.

Men

The Grand View University Men’s Cross Country team traveled to Mason City Friday evening to compete in the Trent Smith Invitational. Men’s team placed fourth overall, posted nine individual PR’s and also ran the 10th fastest team time (1-5 runners) in school history. Paced by Alex Arechavaleta(SR/Altoona, IA), who finished 10th posting an 8k PR of 27:38 to lead GV to a 4th place team finish at the NIACC-Trent Smith Invite.

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How Did Grand View Finish?

Alex Arechavaleta  27:38.51 (Finished 10th Place)

Ben Huftalin (SO/Osage, IA)  27:55.01  (Finished 14th Place)

Talon Munger (FR/Oskaloosa, IA)  28:30.90  (Finished 27th Place)

Kirk Leach (SO/Huxley, IA)  28:35.19  (Finished 28th Place)

Brandon Young (SR/Des Moines, IA)  29:03.32  (Finished 35th Place)

Caleb Chmelka (FR/Council Bluffs, IA)  29:29.31  (Finished 41st Place)

Team Standings…

  1.  Hawkeye Community College  28 points
  2.  North Iowa Area Community College  56 points
  3.  Southwestern Community College 77 points
  4.  Grand View University  110 points
  5.  Indian Hills Community College 135 points
  6.  Buena Vista University 147 points
  7.  Waldorf University 182 points

What’s Next?

Grand View will compete on Saturday, October 20th in the NAIA Seminole Valley Stampede.  The stampede is held in Cedar Rapids, Iowa and is set to begin at 11:00am.

Caleb Benzing-E. Marshall-Northwestern
©Red Raiders Athletics ©2018

Red Raiders Make Big Statement at Briar Cliff

Dylan Hendricks-Grundy Center-Northwestern ©Red Raiders 2018

Dylan Hendricks-Grundy Center-Northwestern
©Red Raiders 2018

Men

Dylan Hendricks and Caleb Benzing both finished among the top 15 runners in leading Northwestern to a third place showing at the Briar Cliff Invite run today at the Adams Nature Preserve in North Sioux City, S.D.

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The Red Raiders scored 107 points to finish third among the 12 teams competing. Coach Bahrke’s squad was just behind Doane (83pts) and first place Dordt (57pts) and ahead of fourth place Morningside (124pts).

Hendricks recorded his second top 10 finish of the season, placing eighth out of 145 runners with a personal best 8K time of 25:53. This was the fourth top 20 finish for his career. Caleb Benzing placed 11th overall, his third straight top 20 finish, and also ran personal best time of 26:04.

Isaiah Lee was the next NWC runner to cross the finish line, placing 32nd with a career fastest time of 26:49. Both Josh Van Dusseldorp (38th – 26:57) and Dylan Cavanaugh (40th – 26:58) ran personal bests and were Bahrke’s fourth and fifth runners. Hayden Lee and Chase Bulten round out the Red Raiders’ top seven, placing 44th (27:06) and 47th (27:12), respectively.

A total of 14 Northwestern runners ran personal bests this morning; Hendricks, Benzing, Lee, Van Dusseldorp, Cavanaugh, Lee, Bulten, Dalton Jacobsma, Levi Cross, Peyton Brasser, Ian Wiersema, Ben Aberson, Garrison Hazen and Steven Van Meeteren.

Top Seven Runners:
8. Dylan Hendricks – 25:53
11.Caleb Benzing – 26:04
32.Isaiah Lee – 26:49
38.Josh Van Dusseldorp – 26:57
40.Dylan Cavanaugh – 26:58
44.Hayden Lee – 27:06
47.Chase Bulten – 27:12

 

Women

Bre Harthoorn turned in another top five finish in leading the Northwestern women’s cross country team to a third place finish at the Briar Cliff Invite. Today’s meet was held at the Adams Nature Preserve in North Sioux City, S.D.

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Harthoorn was one of 13 Red Raiders to run a personal best in today’s race, crossing the finish line in fifth place with a time of 18:31. This was the second top 10 finish for the junior this season and seventh for her career. Harthoorn has a total of eight top 20 finishes in her two-plus seasons.

The Red Raiders finished third out of 14 teams, scoring 81 points, two better than fourth place Concordia. Dordt won the team title with 59, followed by Hastings with 77.

Three Northwestern runners finished in the top 20, a total of five Red Raiders among the top 25. Katrina Engebretson continued her strong season, placing 16th with a personal best time of 19:02. This was the third top 20 finish for the junior. Emma Van Meeteren was close behind, in 17th place, with a season-best 5K time of 19:06 and her second top 20 finish this season. Autumn Muilenburg followed up her season debut two weeks ago at Doane with another outstanding race, finishing 21st with a personal best time of 19:13. Hunter Koepke also placed in the top 25, finishing 23rd with a personal best tie of 19:13.4.

Both Emily Bosch (42nd-19:45) and Anna Teigland (46th-19:52) turned in career-bests and were the final counters for the Red Raiders. Kelsey Lang, Allie Helmink, Jessalyn Ketcham, Samantha Dowling, Lindsey Groen, Angela Brinkman, Cassidy Rodman and Alyssa Krohn all posted personal best times.

Northwestern will next compete in the NAIA Seminole Valley Stampede in Cedar Rapids, Iowa on Oct. 20.

Top Seven Runners:
5th-Bre Harthoorn: 18:31
16th-Katrina Engebretson: 19:02
17th-Emma Van Meeteren: 19:06
21st-Autumn Muilenburg: 19:13
23rd-Hunter Koepke: 19:13
42nd-Emily Bosch: 19:45
46th-Anna Teigland: 19:52

St Ambrose Women XC
©Bees Athletics 2018

If it Plays in Peoria, it Plays For the Bees

Ashley Plumb-St. Ambrose ©Bees Athletics 2018

Ashley Plumb-St. Ambrose
©Bees Athletics 2018

On Friday at the Bradley Intercollegiate, those things netted the Fighting Bee women a title as they won the College Division in the 3-mile race at Detweiller Park.

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Led again by Ashley Plumb, the Bees had a pair of packs no far behind to squeak away with the 5-point win over Wartburg College in the 8-team race.

Plumb, who ran a school record 17:56, was the third finishing collegiate division runner, while chasing her down were Keeley Knobloch, Megan Grady and Abby Sears who finished sixth through eighth with imes of 18:46, 18:49 and 18:52 respectively.

Not far behind them were the rest of the Bees scorers. Chloe Gunn was 14th in 19:14, Emma Duncan was 16th in 19:15 and Jenny Dickes was 17th in 19:15. Claire Duncan was the Bees 8th runner in 19:16 while Emma Swanson finished in 19:25.

The Bees team time of 93:38 was also a school record in the rarely run 3-mile race.

“Our depth right now is really incredible,” St. Ambrose coach Dan Zeimet said. “We could have any number of different women step up on any given day and that makes us a really good team.”

The 18th-ranked Bees will compete with their top 10 at the Louisville Classic on Sept. 29 while the rest of the team will compete next weekend at Beloit College’s Olde English Classic.

Grand View Women Cross Country
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Vikings Cross Country, No Place Like Home

Ben Huftalin-Osage-GVU ©Doug Wells 2018

Ben Huftalin-Osage-GVU
©Doug Wells 2018

MEN

The men’s cross country team hosted the 14th Grand View Viking Invitational at Southeast Polk High School on Friday.

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Two Vikings finished in the top 10, both sophomores, Ben Huftalin (SO/Osage, IA) finished in 8th place and Trevor Albert(SO/Eldon, IA) finished in 4th place.  Behind the two sophomores, the Vikings finished in 3rd place scoring 62 points overall.

Team Results

1.  NIACC  34pts

2.  Morningside  42pts

3.  Grand View  62pts

4.  Waldorf  82pts

5.  William Penn  142pts

Individual Results

1.  Abdiaziz Wako, So  NIACC  27:41.0

2.  Connor Ritz, So  Morningside  28:00.6

3.  Anthony Patton, Sr  Morningside  28:11.0

4.  Trevor Albert  Grand View  28:43.5

5.  Gavin Connell, Fr  NIACC  28:53.8

6.  Daniel Hennigar, So  NIACC  29:07.5

7.  Andrew Murley, Jr  Waldorf  29:13.0

8.  Ben Huftalin  Grand View  29:19.3

9.  Sam Pedelty, Fr  NIACC  29:20.5

10.  Dylan Lindstrom, So  Morningside  29:26.8

11.  Alex Arechavaleta (SR/Altoona, IA)  Grand View  29:32.9

19.  Kirk Leach (SO/Huxley, IA)  Grand View  30:33.1

20.  Chris Hatch (FR/Placerville, CA)  Grand View  30:37.9

What’s Next?

Grand View is back in action on September 29th in Waverly, Iowa competing in the Wartburg-Dan Hutson Invite.

WOMEN

The women’s cross country team hosted seven teams at the 14th Grand View Viking Invitational at Southeast Polk High School on Friday.  The Vikings ran in a pack on Friday, with four top 30 runners, on their way to a 5th place team finish.

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Team Standings

  1.  Morningside  31pts
  2. NIACC  56pts
  3. William Penn  94pts
  4. Waldorf  100pts
  5. Grand View  111pts
  6. Cottey College  153pts
  7. DMACC  170pts

Individual Standings

  1.  Marissa Kuik, Jr  Waldorf  19:45.5
  2. Emma Davison, Fr  NIACC  20:08.4
  3. Allison Higgins, Sr  Morningside  20:20.1
  4. Marissa Widener, Jr  Waldorf  20:49.3
  5. Megan Maaske, Sr  Morningside  20:57.3
  6. Natalie Lambert, Jr  Morningside  21:00.2
  7. Tenna Beal, Fr  Morningside  21:04.2
  8. Andrea Jaquez, Fr  William Penn  21:15.5
  9. Caitlyn Regan, Fr  NIACC  21:16.9
  10. Alex George, Jr  Morningside  21:27.7

23.  Ronnoja Ayers (SR/Des Moines, IA)  Grand View  23:13.5

25.  Michaela Barretta (JR/Indianola, IA)  Grand View  23:23.3

27.  Jenessa Carpenter (FR/Columbus Junction, IA)  Grand View  23:44.4

28.  Lindsey Dobyns (FR/Waukesha, WI)  Grand View  23:47.7

What’s Next?

Grand View will compete again on September 29th in the Wartburg-Dan Hutson Invite.

Mt Mercy Cross Country 2018
©Mustangs Athletics 2018

Mustangs Take Team Titles at Mustang Gallop

©Mustangs Athletics 2017

©Mustangs Athletics 2017

The Mount Mercy women’s cross country team won the team and individual titles while the Mustang men were runner-up at the 25th Annual Mustang Gallop on Friday night at Seminole Valley Park.

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Mount Mercy’s Andrea Ertz captured the women’s 4K race by a three-second margin with a winning time of 15:55. She edged former teammate and Mustang alum Katie Hoffert, who crossed the finish line in 15:58.

Mount Mercy’s top seven also included Vanessa Cortes (3rd/16:14), Emily Erickson (6th/16:31), Samantha Croghan (7th/16:32), Allison Woods (13th/16:57), Mady Roth (15th/17:15), and McKenzie Mellecker (17th/17:30).

The Mustangs earned the team championship with a total of 30 points. That was better than runner-up Cornell (43 pts.), Coe (66 pts.), and Dubuque (88 pts.)

James Lindstrom was Mount Mercy’s top finisher in the men’s 5K, finishing fifth in 15:50. Aaron Golding (7th/16:43), Cameron Steffens (10th/16:56), Colton Forster (12th/16:58), Michael Marshall (14th/17:04), Jacob Blackmon (19th/17:23), and Chase Kress (30th/18:17) were Mount Mercy’s top seven.

Cornell defended their men’s team title, securing the win with 27 points. Next was Mount Mercy (48 pts.), followed by Dubuque (52 pts.), Iowa Track & Field Club (122 pts.), Coe (134 pts.), Scott Community College (175 pts.), and Southeastern Community College (189 pts.).

Also on the line in the Mustang Gallop was the Coe-Stang Trophy, an annual dual between Coe and Mount Mercy. Combined men’s and women’s results by the intra-city rivals determine the winner, with the Mustangs coming out on top once again.

Mount Mercy goes to Kenosha, Wis., for the Vic Godfrey Open on Saturday, Sept. 8, at 10:30 a.m. at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside.

Simpson Women's XC
©Jim Kirby 2017

Full Slate of XC Meets This Weekend

Joanna Topham-Griswald-Hawkeye Comm. © Jill Dahlstrom-2017

Joanna Topham-Griswald-Hawkeye Comm.
© Jill Dahlstrom-2017

The 2018 Cross Country season will begin for most Iowa colleges and universities this weekend.

The following is a list of the meets that we are aware of and the Iowa schools listed to attend them.

If you know of changes, please send them our way: mikejay59@gmail.com

Feature photo: Simpson Women’s XC©Jim Kirby 2017

Friday, August 31:

Hawkeye Invitational at University of Iowa, 6:00 PM: Iowa, Iowa State, Drake, UNI.

Augustana Twilight at Augustana University in Sioux Falls, SD, 8:30 PM: Buena Vista, Morningside, Northwestern College, Briar Cliff,

John Kurtt Opener at Wartburg, 6:00 PM: Wartburg, Hawkeye Comm. College.

Dutch Opener at Central, 6:00 PM: Central, Clarke, Grinnell.

Bill Buxton Invite at Simpson, 5:30 PM: Simpson, Iowa Wesleyan, Graceland, DMACC (women only), Southwestern Comm. College.

Saturday, September 1:

24th Annual Mustang Gallop at Mt. Mercy: Mt. Mercy, Cornell, Coe, Dubuque, Scott Comm. College, Southeastern Comm. College.

St. Mary’s University Open: Luther

Grand View Track and Field
©Doug Wells 2018

Champion Vikings Head to Nats

Lavon Davis-Ames-Grand View, Coach Seth Roberson-Grand View, James Plummer-Grand View ©Doug Wells 2018

Lavon Davis-Ames-Grand View, Coach Seth Roberson-Grand View, James Plummer-Grand View
©Doug Wells 2018

The Grand View men’s and women’s track and field team will be competing in the NAIA National Track and Field Championships over the weekend. The women’s team qualified in six events while the men’s team qualified in four events. The 67th annual men’s and 38th annual women’s NAIA Outdoor Track & Field National Championships will take place in Gulf Shores, Ala. at the Mickey Miller Blackwell Stadium. British Columbia men’s and Wayland Baptist (Texas) women’s programs won the 2017 national championship titles.

Courtesy Vikings Athletics, click here! Feature photo: Grand View Track and Field
©Doug Wells 2018

 

Click here for the women’s schedule of events.

Click here for the men’s schedule of events.

Video-Streaming:
The NAIA Network – the association’s official video streaming home – will broadcast all events at the national championship on www.NAIANetwork.com. The video platform, powered by Stretch Internet, allows users access to live video social interaction on a number of devices, including mobile. For more information and to pre-register, click here.

 

Thursday’s (May 24) events:

Women’s Hammer Throw at 10 a.m.
Athletes: Michelle Carrillo (SO/Storm Lake, Iowa), LaVon Davis (SO/Ames, IA)

Women’s 4x100m Relay Trials at 2:30 p.m.
Athletes: Dimetrea Hamilton (SO/Des Moines, Iowa), Allie Flaws (SO/Webster City, Iowa), Amber Castillo (SO/Creston, Iowa), Kaitlin Holschlag (FR/La Porte City, Iowa)

Men’s Hammer Throw at 5 p.m.
Athletes: James Plummer (JR/Columbia, South Carolina), Clay Siefken (JR/Burlington, Iowa), Anthony Wilson(JR/Bourbonnais, Illinois)

Women’s Long Jump at 5:30 p.m.
Athlete: Chantel Blair (SO/Boone, Iowa)

Friday’s (May 25) events:

Men’s Long Jump at 1 p.m.
Athlete: Daniel Headley

Women’s 100m High Hurdle Trials at 1:30 p.m.
Athletes: Dimetrea Hamilton, Amara Taylor (FR/Cedar Rapids, Iowa)

Men’s Discus Throw at 5 p.m.
Athletes: Jacob Goeller, Austin Hill (SO/Pella, Iowa), James Plummer

Women’s 4 x 400m Relay Trials at 7:45 p.m.
Athletes: Ronnoja Ayers (SR/Des Moines, Iowa), Kennedy King (SR/Davenport, Iowa), Katie Roberts (SR/Ankeny, Iowa), Chantel Blair

Saturday’s (May 26) events:

Men’s Shot Put at 1 p.m.
Athletes: James Plummer, Chance Tatman (SR/Spencer, Iowa)

Women’s Discus Throw at 2 p.m.
Athlete: LaVon Davis