CMU Places Second at HAAC Indoor Track & Field Championships
LAMONI, IA -- The Central Methodist women's and men's track and field teams both finished second after the final day of the Heart of America Athletic Conference Indoor Track and Field Championships. The meet was held on the campus of Graceland.
On the women's side, Rebeca Barajas placed first in the 60 Meter Hurdles with a time of 8.60 seconds. She set a new school record and earned an "A" qualifier for nationals. In the Shot Put, Kelly Klusmyer took second. Kate Fulton won the High Jump. Barajas and Kate Barnett came in second and third, respectively.
Barajas won the Long Jump and attained a "B" qualifier for nationals. Amelia Truex took third in the Mile Race, while Katie Olvera placed third in the 3,000 Meter Run. Barajas, Hailey Breusch, Adrianna Romero and Katie Olvera placed first in the Distance Medley. Barajas was voted the Co-Female Athlete of the Meet and Highest Point Scorer.
On the men's side, Ryan Sherman and Carey Nolan placed first and second, respectively, in the 60 Meter Dash. Sherman also took first in the 200 Meter Dash in a time of 22.37 seconds, a new school record. Nolan was second in the race.
Kiefer Smith won the Pole Vault competition. In the 400 Meter Dash, Nolan placed first, while Dustin Menk was second. Lucas Manring won the 600 Meter Run. In the 800 Meter Run, Bryan Groeper placed second. In the 1,000 Meter Run, Manring took second.
In the Distance Medley, the team of Manring, Groeper, Bryan Lechner and Colby Lapresi placed first. The 4 x 400 Relay team of Menk, Nolan, Sherman and Reuben Bett finished in the top spot. Nolan was the highest point scorer in the meet in men's action.
Baker won the men's and women's team championships. Baker won the men's title by 16 points and the women's title by 49.5 points.
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