Dec. 12, 2000
Track & Field Teams Open Indoor Season at Iowa State
The Truman State University men's and women's track and field squads opened the indoor season on Saturday at the Cyclone Holiday Classic in Ames, Iowa.
Two Bulldog women turned in NCAA Division II provisional qualifying marks, including senior Kristi Morton (Mexico, Mo.) in the pole vault and junior Karena Singleton (Glenwood, Ill./Homewood-Flossmoor) in the triple jump. Morton finished third in the pole vault with a mark of 3.35 meters, or 10'-11.75". Singleton was second in the triple jump with a mark of 11.41 meters, or 37'-5.25".
On the men's side, freshman Brian Dzingai (Harare, Zimbabwe/St. George's) had two of the top finishes for Truman. He placed fourth in the 200-meter dash with a clocking of 21.54 seconds, and also finished the 60-meter dash in 6.73 seconds, good enough for sixth.
Senior Ryan Easley (Elmer, Mo./LaPlata) brought home fifth in the weight throw with a toss of 50'-1.25".
In the women's 400-meter dash, Truman collected a 1-2 finish, as junior Kasye Hahn (St. Louis/Horton Watkins) and freshman Jackie McDuffey (Pineville, Mo./McDonald County) turned in times of 58.04 and 59.97 seconds, respectively. Hahn also took second in the 200-meter dash (26.14 seconds) and McDuffey was fourth in the 60-meter hurdles (9.27).
The women's 4x400-meter relay team of freshmen Candi Jones (Oskaloosa, Iowa), Bridget Luebbering (St. Thomas, Mo./Helias), Sonya Yamnitz (Hallsville, Mo./Helias) and Sara Pendzick (Canfield, Ohio) finished second in 4:08.55.
Junior Beth Luebbering (St. Thomas, Mo./Helias) was second in the 3,000-meter run with a time of 10:25.28. Also in the 3,000, sophomore Leah Zidon (Bondurant, Iowa/Bondurant-Farrar) competed unattached and finished fourth in 10:43.18.
In the 800-meter run, Jones finished third in 2:20.66, while Bridget Luebbering placed third in the mile with a tim e of 5:18.84.
Both Bulldog teams will be off until Jan. 13, when they head to Iowa City, Iowa for the Hawkeye Open.
Here are Truman's complete results from Saturday's Cyclone Holiday Classic:
WOMEN 60-Meter Dash ....... Karena Singleton, 8th 7.81 (Prelims) Karena Singleton, 2nd 7.91 60-Meter Hurdles .... Jackie McDuffey, 4th 9.27 (Prelims) Jackie McDuffey, 4th 9.64 200-Meter Dash ...... Kasye Hahn, 2nd 26.14 Kristi Morton, 5th 27.47 400-Meter Dash ...... Kasye Hahn, 1st 58.04 Jackie McDuffey, 2nd 59.97 600-Meter Run ....... Sara Pendzick, 6th 1:45.58 800-Meter Run ....... Candi Jones, 3rd 2:20.66 Mile Run ............ Bridget Luebbering, 3rd 5:18.84 Sonya Yamnitz, 7th 5:27.91 Amy Johnson, 8th 5:35.01 3000-Meter Run ...... Beth Luebbering, 2nd 10:25.28 Leah Zidon-unattached, 4th 10:43.18 Kristi Willenberg, 6th 10:50.86 Jody Shanks, 7th 10:55.51 Emily Komiskey-unattached,8th 10:59.39 Alisha Smyth, 10th 11:16.86 Joanna Hoag, 12th 12:04.87 Jessica Young, 13th 12:05.42 4x400-Relay ......... Candi Jones, Bridget Luebbering, Sonya Yamnitz, Sara Pendzick, 2nd 4:08.55 Triple Jump ......... Karena Singleton, 2nd 37'-5.25" Pole Vault .......... Kristi Morton, 3rd 10'-11.75" MEN 60-Meter Dash ....... Brian Dzingai, 6th 6.73 (Prelim) Brian Dzingai, 6th 6.77 (Prelim) Nolan White, 20th 7.12 60-Meter Hurdles .... Dave Mayhew, 8th 8.19 (Prelim) Dave Mayhew, 10th 8.26 200-Meter Dash ...... Brian Dzingai, 4th 21.54 Dave Mayhew, 18th 22.72 Nolan White, 21st 22.84 Jake Kingery, 22nd 23.01 High Jump ........... Jake Kingery, 9th 6'-2.25" Shot Put ............ Jake Kingery, 10th 39'-5.25" Kurt Weldauer, 13th 33'-8.50" Weight Throw ........ Ryan Easley, 5th 50'-1.25" Kurt Weldauer, 13th 41'-1"
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