DEC. 10, 2001
Track & field Teams Open Indoor Season at Iowa State
The Truman State University men's and women's track & field teams opened their indoor seasons on Friday at the Iowa State Holiday Classic.
Senior Megan Williams (Columbia, Mo./Hickman) earned an NCAA Division II provisional qualifying mark in the 60-meter hurdles and broke her own school record with a time of 8.86 seconds that landed her in second place. Williams' previous school mark of 8.92 seconds was set last year.
Junior Jill Lowry (Jefferson City, Mo.) collected a third-place finish in the 200-meter dash and tied for fifth in the 60-meter dash. Lowry's time in the 60 (7.78 seconds) was just one-hundredth of a second off of the school record and two-hundredths of a second short of the NCAA Division II provisional qualifying time. Lowry's third-place clocking of 25.53 seconds in the 200 was 0.13 seconds short of the school mark.
Freshman Karla Jordan (Liberty, Mo.) had one of two Bulldog first-place finishes on the day as she leaped 11.20 meters in the triple jump to earn first place by more than half a meter.
The other first-place showing went to the women's 4x400-meter relay team of Lowry, Sara Jessen (Brookfield, Mo.), Jamille Curry (Chicago/Morgan Park) and Kasye Hahn (St. Louis/Ladue Horton-Watkins), which finished in 3:56.03, more than seven seconds ahead of the second-place team.
Senior Beth Luebbering (St. Thomas, Mo./Helias) came in second in the 3,000-meter run, logging a time of 10:18.40.
In men's action, sophomore Brian Dzingai (Harare, Zimbabwe/St. George's) brought home second and third-place marks in the 200- and 60-meter dashes, respectively. His 60-meter time of 6.94 seconds was six-hundredths of a second off of the NCAA Division II provisional pace. He finished the 200 meters in 21.75 seconds.
Senior Nick Blackburn (St. Charles, Mo./Francis Howell) placed third in the mile run with a time of 4:19.78, while sophomore Aaron Decker (Peru, Neb./Auburn) tied for third place in the pole vault by clearing 4.15 meters.
In the long jump, a pair of Truman jumpers made the top five, including freshman James Walton (Hinsdale, Ill./Hinsdale South) who was fourth with a leap of 7.02 meters. Sophomore Alfonso Pugh (Galesburg, Ill.) leaped 6.91 meters for fifth place.
The Bulldog women will be back in action on Jan. 12 at the University of Iowa Open. The men will see their next action in Iowa City a week later.
Truman Results - Iowa State Holiday Classic, Dec. 7, 2001 (Ames, Iowa) WOMEN'S RESULTS 60 meters Jill Lowry, T-5th 7.78 200 meters Jill Lowry, 3rd 25.53 Megan Williams, 8th 26.36 Jamille Curry, 9th 26.49 Karena Singleton, 11th 27.12 Jackie McDuffey, 14th 27.31 Karla Jordan, 18th 27.66 Merande Green, 25th 29.08 400 meters Kasye Hahn, 4th 58.89 Mile Run Dani Rawlings, 5th 5:27.65 Cammie Ewing, 6th 5:32.11 Amy Johnson, 9th 5:38.13 3000 meters Beth Luebbering, 2nd 10:18.40 Emily Komiskey, 6th 10:46.20 Alisha Smyth, 7th 10:53.60 Sonya Yamnitz, 8th 10:55.90 Suzanne Schmidt, 9th 11:03.10 60-m hurd. Megan Williams, 2nd 8.86 Christina Winkler, 5th 9.28 Karla Jordan, 9th 9.46 Sara Jessen, T-10th 9.48 Jackie McDuffey, 13th 9.54 4x400 Rel. Truman, 1st 3:56.03 (Lowry, Jessen, Curry, Hahn) Pole Vault Merande Green, T-12th 2.45 meters Triple Jump Karla Jordan, 1st 11.20 meters Wt. Throw Becky Kudrna, 8th 12.77 meters MEN'S RESULTS 60 meters Brian Dzingai, 3rd 6.94 200 meters Brian Dzingai, 2nd 21.75 Nolan White, 7th 22.65 Walter Washington, 9th 22.80 Dave Mayhew, 14th 23.05 Matt Groeper, 34th 23.79 Jake Kingery, 39th 24.09 400 meters Walter Washington, 17th 51.16 Matt Groeper, 24th 52.61 Mile Run Nick Blackburn, 3rd 4:19.78 Ryan French, 8th 4:33.91 800 meters Dan McLaughlin, 15th 2:00.97 High Jump Jake Kingery, 10th 1.94 meters James Walton, T-14th 1.89 meters Pole Vault Aaron Decker, T-3rd 4.15 meters Long Jump James Walton, 4th 7.02 meters Alfonso Pugh, 5th 6.91 meters Shot Put Jake Kingery, 13th 10.89 meters Wt. Throw Zach Schuender, 9th 13.51 meters
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