Posted: Feb 17, 2013 11:14 AM
MARSHALL, MO - The Missouri Valley College men's and women's track & field teams competed at the Heart of America Athletic Conference Indoor Championship being held at Graceland University in Lamoni, Iowa on Feb. 15-16. The Vikings took third place in the conference totally 135 points. The Lady Vikings took sixth overall as a team with 51 points
On the men's side Junior Chase Burgess took sixth in the 5000 meter run in a time of 16:43.67. In the 3000 meter race walk Freshman Austin Pinkston took third in a time of 16:50.90 and Sophomore Nick Jenkins took fifth in a time of 21:55.08. The 4x800 meter relay team of Junior Kenneth Kipng'etich, Junior Reece Watkins, Sophomore Xavier Ramon, and Freshman Ignacio Franco came in second in a time of 8:14.54. In the heptathlon Senior Jon Leonard took third with 4,279 points and Sophomore Andrew Longboy took fourth with 4,173 points. In the weight throw Junior Jeff Crouch took sixth with a throw of 12.93 meters while Freshman Cory Baker came in seventh with a throw of 12.73 meters. In the triple jump Bryon Evans took third with a jump of 14.29 meters, Junior Tyler Davis took fourth with a 13.63 meter jump, and Junior Dewayne Williams took sixth with a jump of 13.33 meters. In the 55 meter hurdles Leonard finished second in a time of 7.91 seconds. In the 55 meter dash Williams finished third in a time of 6.60 seconds. In the one mile run Senior Kyland Sims finished eighth in a time of 4:46.19. In the 600 yard dash Junior Ben Miller finished eighth in a time of 1:22.64. The distance medley team of Ramon, Kipng'etich, Franco, and Sims finished second in a time of 10:57.97. In the 800 meter run Franco finished first in a time of 2:00.72 and Ramon finished second in a time of 2:01.44. In the long jump Williams finished seventh with a jump of 6.41 meter and Junior Keith O'Neal finished eighth with a jump of 6.36 meters. In the triple jump Evans finished third with a jump of 14.29 meters, Davis finished fourth with a 13.63 meter jump, and Williams finished sixth with a jump of 13.33 meters. In the high jump Davis finished fifth with a jump of 1.90 meters. In the shot put Crouch finished fifth with a throw of 12.96 meters.
On the women's side Junior Amanda Buhr took sixth in the 5000 meter run in a time of 19:40.02. In the 3000 meter race walk Sophomore Natalie Cotto-Garcia took fourth in a time of 19:36.02. The 4x800 meter relay team of Sophomore Sarah Neimeir, Sophomore Tia Rider, Sophomore Samantha Gilkey, and Freshman Bailey Grambrell came in fourth in a time of 10:41.75. In pentathlon Freshman Daneka Brown took fifth totally 1,984 points. In the weight throw Junior Abbey Humphrey took sixth with a throw of 12.13 meters. In the triple jump Sophomore Daniela Torres took seventh with a jump of 9.81 meters and Freshman Brittney Brisco came in eighth with a jump of 9.76 meters. In the 55 meter dash Brisco finished eighth in 7.70 seconds. In the 200 meter dash Brisco finished eighth in a time of 28.74 seconds. The distance medley team of Rider, Gilkey, Grambrell, and Niemeir finished fifth in a time of 14:22.82. Neimeir finished 1st in the 800 meter run in a time of 2:22.06. In the 1000 meter run Grambell finished eighth in 3:45.37. The 4x400 meter relay team of Niemeir, Rider, Senior Sidney Holloway, and Gilkey finished fifth in a time of 4:32.75.
The NAIA Indoor National Championship will be held Feb 28-Mar.2 in Geneva, Ohio.
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