Track & field competes at Musco Twilight in Iowa

Bobbi Patrick
Staff Writer

After a meet cancelation at the University of Minnesota, the Maverick track and field team pulled some strings to compete in the Musco Twilight meet Saturday, April 13 in Iowa City.

Some of the top performances came from junior sprinter Crystal Malone, who ran a new personal record of 55.82 in the 400-meter dash and sophomore Mackenzie Woodward placed fifth with in the 400-meter as well with a time of 57.39.

In the 400-meter hurdles, sophomore jumper Autumn Anderson placed second with a time of 1:04.73 and sophomore Chelsea Bad Moccasin came in close behind with a time of 1:04.77.

In some of the field events on the women’s side, there were many top performances as well. 

Junior jumper Elizabeth Brunner won the triple jump with a leap of 11.94 meters. Sophomore long jumper Carolyn Hackel finished in fourth place in the long jump with a leap of 5.49 meters.

In pole vault, freshman Christine Dennison placed second with a mark of 3.25 meters, while in Javelin, junior Jessika Dieringer took third with a throw of 34.76 meters and senior Sola Stephenson finished close behind her for fourth with a throw of 33.22 meters.

On the men’s side, sophomore sprinter Josh Phelps won the 400-meter dash with a time of 48.30, while freshman Marquan Wiesen placed second with a time of 48.71.

Senior hurdler Sydne Davis claimed the title in the 400-meter hurdles with a time of 53.11, while freshman Drew Lewison also finished fifth with a time of 55.29.

Senior Austin Pasch finished second in the 1500 meter run with a time of 3:52.81. Sophomore runner Jacob Wahlers placed third in the 800-meter run with a time of 1:53.79.

In the men’s field events, senior jumper Victor Ogeka finished second in the triple jump with a leap of 14.33 meters, while sophomore Deveyon Brown finished third in the high jump with a mark of 2.00 meters. 

Senior thrower Jayme LaPlante finished third in the discus with a throw of 52.89 meters.

The track and field teams have an important week ahead as they head into a competitive week for competition. It will compete in three upcoming meets this next weekend.

The team will split up between the Pacific Coast Intercollegiate meet at Long Beach, California, Mt. Sac Relays in Walnut, California, while the rest of the team will be competing in La Crosse, Wisconsin at the Phil Esten Challenge.

Header photo courtesy of Maverick Athletics.

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