Jan. 28, 2001
Men's Track & Field Results from Iowa State Open
The Truman State University men's distance medley relay team collected the highest finish on the weekend for the Bulldog men, placing second at the Iowa State Open.
The team of junior Matt Helbig (Fenton, Mo./Rockwood Summit), freshman Walter Washington (St. Louis/Webster Groves), junior Mike Nelson (Fenton, Mo./Northwest) and senior Nick Blackburn (St. Charles, Mo./Francis Howell) finished the event in 10:15.22 seconds for second place behind only Central Missouri State.
Blackburn also turned in a career-best time in the mile when he finished fifth in 4:13.94. The clocking was just over a half-second from an NCAA Division II provisional qualifying mark.
Senior Andy Doering (Florissant, Mo./McCluer North) finished sixth in the 3,000-meter run with a time of 8:41.57. Senior Ben Rosario (St. Louis/SLUH) placed sixth in the 5,000-meter run, finishing in 14:52.05, like Blackburn narrowly missing a provisional qualification.
In the 200-meter dash, sophomore Brian Dzingai (Harare, Zimbabwe/St. George's) finished seventh in 21.81 seconds.
The 'Dogs will be back in action on Friday at Augustana (Ill.).
Truman Results - Iowa State Open, Jan. 25-26, 2002 (Ames, Iowa) MEN'S RESULTS 60-meter dash 19th, Brian Dzingai 7.01 200-meter dash 7th, Brian Dzingai 21.81 400-meter dash 33rd, Walter Washington 50.80 600-meter run 38th, Matt Groeper (Warrenton, Mo.) 1:19.80 800-meter run 27th, Mike Brower (Arlington Heights, Ill./John Hersey) 2:02.40 Mile Run 5th, Nick Blackburn 4:13.94 16th, Matt Helbig 4:24.94 3,000-meter run 6th, Andy Doering 8:41.57 15th, Andy Person (Wildwood, Mo./Horton-Watkins) 8:56.10 16th, Ryan French (Cedar Rapids, Iowa/Linn-Marr Marion) 8:58.74 17th, Brian McQueary (St. Louis/St. Mary's) 8:59.60 5,000-meter run 6th, Ben Rosario 14:52.05 4x400-meter relay 14th, Kingery, Dzingai, Groeper, Washington 3:22.35 Distance Medley 2nd, Helbig, Washington, Nelson, Blackburn 10:15.22 High Jump 15th, James Walton (Hinsdale, Ill./Hinsdale South) 6'-3.25" 15th, Jake Kingery (Monroe, Iowa/Prairie City-Monroe) 6'-3.25" Long Jump 19th, James Walton 20'-9"
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