“We had several fine performances Saturday and the fact that athletes were coming off of spring break made them even better,” coach Dave Kroeker said.
Four members of the men’s team turned in top-three finishes. Jeff Harms set a personal record in the high jump by clearing 6 feet, 4 inches for third place. Trent Voth won the 110-meter hurdles in 15.2 seconds. Nathaniel Porter was third in the 400-meter hurdles. Garrett Bryant took third in the triple jump.
For the women, Ashley Malcom qualified for the NAIA outdoor national championships for the fourth time in the triple jump with a leap of 37-23⁄4. Malcom also won the high jump and long jump.
Sarah Fogle finished first in the 5,000 meter run and the 4×800 team of Heidi Schmidt, Ashley Schmidt, Shelby Miller and Aftan Lambert won in 10:11.
“It was a pretty good early-season time,” Kroeker said.
Miller and Lambert teamed with Malcom and Leah Kopper to win the 4×400. Lambert also finished second in the 800, and Miller was second in the 400.
Heidi Schmidt placed third in the 1,500.
In the sprints, Jennifer Schmidt won the 100 and claimed second in the 200. Andrea Batista took third in the 100.
Breanna Wray claimed second and Estey Wichert third in the hammer throw.
Jenn Palmgren added a third-place finish in the pole vault.