Track & Field Gets Strong Finishes In the Jumps And Distance Events On The Final Day Of The MVC Indoor Championship

first_img CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – The Drake University track and field teams closed out competition at the 2016 MVC Indoor Championship with more strong performances across an array of events on Sunday, Feb. 28.The jumps continued to produced points for the women’s team with Taryn Rolle and Kayla Bell (Bolingbrook, Ill.) finishing second and third, respectively, in the triple jump with matching leaps of 40-9.5. Rolle’s jump, a personal best, ranks as the second best mark in school history while Bell’s was just shy of her own school record in the event. The Bulldogs’ distance runners put the finishing touches on a strong weekend by scoring in four events on Sunday. Reed Fischer (Minnetonka, Minn.) finished third in the 3,000 meters in 8:17.97 after turning in a second-place finish in the 5,000 meters on Saturday afternoon. In the women’s 3,000 meters, Emma Huston (Des Moines, Iowa) took eighth in 9:48.40 to cap an outstanding weekend for the senior in her final MVC Indoor Championship. Earlier in the day on Sunday, she finished fifth in the mile in 5:02.38 and on Saturday ran the anchor leg on the Bulldogs’ second-place distance medley relay team in addition to qualifying for the finals in the mile.The men’s mile also featured a Bulldog in the lead pack with Robert McCann (Mississauga, Ontario) coming in fourth in 4:15.39. Later in the day he finished 11th in the 3,000 meters in 8:31.02.Drake got points from its sprinters and hurdlers as well with Bas Van Leersum turning in a 48.61 400 meters to finish third in his first MVC Indoor Championship. Minutes later, Pierce Vincent (Fayetteville, Ga.) matched his personal best in the 60 meters with a time of 6.83 to finish fourth in the event. Sophomore hurdler Mary Young (Urbandale, Iowa) finished in 8.58 in the 60-meter hurdles to finish third in the event for the second-straight season. As a team, the Drake women finished eighth in the team standings while the men were seventh. Illinois State was crowned the women’s team champion and Wichita State bested the field on the men’s side to claim the men’s title. 2016 MVC Indoor ChampionshipCedar Falls, Iowa – UNI DomeFebruary 27-28, 2016 Women’s Team Standings1. Illinois State, 1212. Wichita State, 1113. UNI, 86.8334. Indiana State, 83.1665. Missouri State, 826. SIU, 817. Bradley, 458. Drake, 389. Loyola, 9 Drake Individual Women’s Results200 Meters – Prelims13. Mary Young, 25.7915. Rai Ahmed-Green, 25.86 400 Meters – Prelims21. Virginia Hill, 58.2224. Rai Ahmed-Green, 58.7325. Kaylen Rettig, 58.92 800 Meters – Prelims11. Meghan Kearney, 2:16.2612. Laura Gann, 2:17.28 Mile – Finals5. Emma Huston, 4:57.4810. Taylor Scholl, 5:07.43 Mile – Prelims2. Emma Huston. 5:02.388. Taylor Scholl, 5:04.8015. Cassie Aerts, 5:13.47 3,000 Meters8. Emma Huston, 9:48.4016. Cassie Aerts, 10:08.0217. Bailee Cofer, 10:08.1322. Taylor Scholl, 10:12.71 60-Meter Hurdles – Finals5. Mary Young, 8.59 60-Meter Hurdles – Prelims3. Mary Young, 8.5813. Destani Welch, 8.8218. Virginia Hill, 8.97 4×400-Meter Relay7. Young, Hill, Rettig. Ahmed-Green, 3:50.19 Distance Medley Relay2. Cofer, Hill, Scholl, Huston, 11:48.31 High Jump9. Jaclyn Aremka, 5-3.7512. Taylor Patton, 5-1.75 Long Jump4. Kayla Bell, 19-2.7511. Taryn Rolle, 18-5 Triple Jump2. Taryn Rolle, 40-9.53. Kayla Bell, 40-9.5 Pentathlon10. Danielle Griesbaum, 3,449 2016 MVC Indoor ChampionshipCedar Falls, Iowa – UNI DomeFebruary 27-28, 2016 Men’s Team Standings1. Wichita State, 141.52. SIU, 132.53. Indiana State, 1144. Illinois State, 88.55. UNI, 84.56. Loyola, 397. Drake, 358. Bradley, 27  Drake Individual Men’s Results60 Meters – Finals4. Pierce Vincent, 6.83 60 Meters – Prelims4. Pierce Vincent, 6.8411. Aaron Chier, 6.9213. Demetrius Shelton, 6.9315. Kendall Owens, 7.03 200 Meters – Prelims9. Pierce Vincent, 22.0013. Demetrius Shelton, 22.1017. Kendall Owens, 22.3119.  Aaron Chier, 22.34 400 Meters – Finals3. Bas Van Leersum, 48.61 400 Meters – Prelims1. Bas Van Leersum, 48.309. Hudson Priebe, 49.5122. Dominic Lombardi, 51.02 800 Meters – Prelims10. James Saxton, 1:54.9514. George Webb, 1:56.19 Mile – Finals4. Robert McCann, 4:15.39 Mile – Prelims6. Robert McCann, 4:20.4116. Chris Kaminski, 4:34.36 3,000 Meters3. Reed Fischer, 8:17.9711. Robert McCann, 8:31.0225. Ali Jandal, 8:48.8232. Chris Kaminski, 9:00.11 5,000 Meters2. Reed Fischer, 14:28.88 60-Meter Hurdles – Prelims13. Hudson Priebe, 8.2814. Dominic Lombardi, 8.51 4×400-Meter Relay7. Priebe, Van Leersum, Lombardi, Saxton, 3:20.96 Distance Medley Relay8. Kaminski, Lombardi, Webb, Jandal, 10:52.62 High Jump9. Ryan Cook, 6-4.2512. Forest Moses, 6-4.25 Long Jump15. Johnathan Osifuye, 21-11 Triple Jump7. Johnathan Osifuye, 47-1.513. Ethan Turner, 44-1.514. Sean Buczek, 44-0.5 Shot Put10. Ryan Lemke, 51-7.2519. Michael Dolan, 39-0.25 Weight Throw12. Michael Dolan, 51-9Print Friendly Version Story Links Complete Results (PDF) center_img Complete Results (HTML) last_img

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