APRIL 21, 2001
Truman Results From the Outdoor Mule Relays
The Truman State University women's track & field team placed first in six events and the Bulldog men's team won three at the 2001 outdoor Mule Relays in Warrensburg, Mo.
On the women's side, Truman won both of the hurdling events, the 100-meter and 400-meter hurdles. In the 100s, junior Megan Williams (Columbia, Mo./Hickman) captured her fourth 100-meter hurdles crown of the year in winning with a meet record time of 14.41 seconds. Freshman Sara Jessen (Brookfield, Mo.), who was fourth in the 100-meter hurdles, won the 400-meter variety with a time of 1:03.95.
The Bulldogs were also on top in several of the distance events, including the 1500-meter run where senior Jody Shanks (Liberty, Mo.) brought home first place in 4:53.4. Junior Beth Luebbering (St. Thomas, Mo./Helias) won the 3000-meter run in 10:45.23 and sophomore Jennifer Tesmer (Harrisonville, Mo.) finished first in the 10,000 meters with a time of 38:57.4.
Sophomore Jill Lowry (Jefferson City, Mo.) was the winner in the 200-meter dash, finishing in 25.10 seconds to lead a group of four Bulldogs in the top five. Truman also had two of the top three runners in the 400-meter dash.
In the field, senior Kristi Morton (Mexico, Mo.) set a meet record with a first-place pole vault of 11'-7.75" and improved her previous NCAA Division II provisional in the event.
The women's 4x100-meter relay team of Lowry, Williams, junior Karena Singleton (Glenwood, Ill./Homewood-Flossmoor) and junior Jamille Curry (Chicago/Morgan Park) also improved their previous NCAA provisional time by turning in a second-place clocking of 47.86 seconds.
In men's action, freshman Brian Dzingai (Harare, Zimbabwe/St. George's) collected his fourth 200-meter dash win of the outdoor campaign with a time of 21.15 seconds, a meet record.
Junior Andy Doering (Florissant, Mo./McCluer North) turned in another Bulldog win in the 5000-meter run with a time of 15:18.10.
And in the javelin, senior Ryan Easley (Elmer, Mo./LaPlata) took first place with a career-best throw of 193'-2".
Led by senior Danny McDonald (Hermann, Mo.), who placed second in the 400-meters, Truman captured three of the top eight spots in the 400.
Sophomore Brian McQueary (St. Louis/St. Mary's)'s second place finish in the 3000-meter steeplechase led a group of three ‘Dogs in the top five in that event. Junior Ben Rosario (St. Louis/SLUH) made it a 1-2 finish in the 5000-meter run as he brought home second behind Doering.
Other Bulldog men's second place finishes were turned in by Matt Helbig (Fenton, Mo./Rockwood Summit) in the 1500 meters, freshman Alan Heincker (Dittmer, Mo./Grandview) in the 10,000 meters, sophomore Jake Kingery (Monroe, Iowa/Prairie City-Monroe) in the javelin and the men’s 4x100-meter relay team of Nolan White (Columbia, Mo./Rock Bridge), Dzingai, Mike Pope (West Burlington, Iowa) and Alfonso Pugh (Galesburg, Ill.).
Up next, the Truman men will compete in the Drake Relays in Des Moines, Iowa on Friday and Saturday (April 27-28) and the MIAA Decathlon on April 29-30. The women have the Drake Relays, Missouri-Kansas City Invitational (April 28) and the MIAA Heptathlon (April 29-30) on the docket in the near future.
TRUMAN WOMEN'S RESULTS MULE RELAYS, CENTRAL MISSOURI STATE UNIV. APRIL 20, 2001 100-M 6th, Jill Lowry 12.56 200-M 1st, Jill Lowry 25.10 3rd, Jamille Curry 25.47 4th, Kasye Hahn 25.67 5th, Candi Jones 25.87 17th, Jody Shanks 27.66 400-M 2nd, Kasye Hahn 57.00 3rd, Candi Jones 57.97 800-M 10th, Jessica Young 2:30.91 1500-M 1st, Jody Shanks 4:53.4h 4th, Sonya Yamnitz 5:03.3h 10th, Joanna Hoag 5:43.6h 3000-M 1st, Beth Luebbering 10:45.23 5th, Alisha Smyth 11:07.48 5000-M 2nd, Brandy Leffler 18:48.6h 10,000-M 1st, Jennifer Tesmer 38:57.4h 100-M H 1st, Megan Williams 14.41 4th, Sara Jessen 15.24 400-M H 1st, Sara Jessen 1:03.95 2nd, Jackie McDuffey 1:04.45 3000-M stpl 4th, Amy Johnson 12:24.4h 4x100-M 2nd, Truman 47.86 Pole Vault 1st, Kristi Morton 11'-7.75" Triple Jump 3rd, Karena Singleton 37'-10.75" Discus 6th, Becky Kudrna 110'-9" 9th, Brandi Moeller 107'-6" Hammer 8th, Heidi Shearer 136'-0" 10th, Becky Kudrna 127'-1" 16th, Brandi Moeller 108'-5" TRUMAN MEN'S RESULTS MULE RELAYS, CENTRAL MISSOURI STATE UNIV. APRIL 20, 2001 100-M 3rd, Alfonso Pugh 10.91 (Prelims) T-14, Mike Pope 11.22 20th, Geoff Jensen 11.52 200-M 1st, Brian Dzingai 21.15 5th, Danny McDonald 22.02 9th, VaSean Nixon 22.49 14th, Mike Pope 22.85 18th, Geoff Jensen 23.30 400-M 2nd, Danny McDonald 48.02 7th, VaSean Nixon 50.53 8th, Nolan White 51.26 800-M 14th, Mike Amador 2:00.8h 1500-M 2nd, Matt Helbig 3:56.35 9th, Mike Judson 4:10.85 16th, Mike Brower 4:13.53 5000-M 1st, Andy Doering 15:18.10 2nd, Ben Rosario 15:32.78 10,000-M 2nd, Alan Heincker 32:45.3h 3rd, Mark DeBold 33:33.9h 6th, Brad Peter 34:18.3h 100-M H 5th, Dave Mayhew 15.07 (Prelim) 5th, Dave Mayhew 14.95 10th, Jake Kingery 15.63 400-M H 3rd, Chad Froelker 54.74 3000 stpl 2nd, Brian McQueary 9:41.7h 3rd, Dan Boyle 9:50.5h 5th, Pat Boyle 10:04.6h 4x100-M 2nd, Truman 41.52 Pole Vault 6th, Aaron Decker 13'-7.25" Long Jump 3rd, Alfonso Pugh 22'-11" Shot Put 6th, Jake Kingery 43'-2.25" Discus 5th, Kurt Weidauer 138'-11" Hammer 3rd, Ryan Easley 158'-5" Javelin 1st, Ryan Easley 193'-2" 2nd, Jake Kingery 184'-1"
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