The team hosted their final regular season meet before the NSIC Championship
The Maverick track and field team hosted their last regular season meet Friday, Feb. 15 at Myers Field House.
Some athletes competed while others took the weekend to rest before the Mavericks compete at the NSIC Indoor Championship this Friday and Saturday.
Some of the top performances on the men’s side came from junior sprinter Justin Taormina who finished first in the 60-meter dash with a personal record of 6.92.
Senior sprinter Vance Barnes and junior runner Parker Gloudemans also finished 2nd and 3rd behind Taormina for the Mavericks to take the top 3 spots in the event.
In the shotput throw, junior Connor McCormick took second with an 18.98-meter throw which puts him 18th in the nation going into conference.
Senior jumper Victor Ogeka won the triple jump with a 14.45-meter jump while in the shot-put sophomore Bedale Naba and senior Jayme LaPlante took first and third. Naba threw a new personal best with a 16.78-meter throw and LaPlante took 3rd.
On the women’s side, many Mavericks walked away with new personal bests and a good standing in the conference meet.
Sophomore hurdler Carolyn Hackel took 1st in the 60-meter hurdles with a time of 8.77. Hackel is seeded 5th in the conference with her season best time from the meet.
Freshman sprinter Enyo Edeh took 1st in the 60-meter dash with a new personal best time of 7.90, while another freshman, Jenny Vetter, took 3rd with a 7.99.
Senior sprinter Mary Fixsen ran a season best time in the 600-meter dash with a 1:40.97.
The throwers dominated the meet with multiple personal bests.
Sophomore thrower Katie Taylor won the shot put and the weight throw event. Currently, Taylor is ranked 10th in the nation in the shot put and after her personal best throw of 19.25 meters in the weight throw, she is ranked 8th.
Senior thrower Heather Buckler finished third in the shot put with a toss of 14.20 meters while teammate, junior thrower Annabelle Haarstad, finished third in the weight throw with a provisional qualifying mark of 17.57 meters.
The women’s 4×4 team of sophomores Grace Hartman, Mackenzie Woodward, Autumn Anderson and junior Crystal Malone finished 2nd with a best time of 3:53.11. This time seeds them 21st in the nation.
The men and women’s track and field teams compete this upcoming weekend at home in the Myers Field House for the NSIC Championship. Events start at 9:30 a.m. Friday and continue until 6 p.m. Saturday.
Feature photo by Mansoor Ahmad | MSU Reporter.