Jan. 23, 2010 – Katrina Biermann established two school records in the Pole Vault and Triple Jump as the Truman Track & Field teams competed at the Iowa State Open this weekend in Ames.Biermann topped the 13 foot mark in the pole vault to claim first in the event.
Biermann’s new school record is now 13-00.25 and is currently the second best vault in Division II Women’s Track & Field.Jessica Blair of Abilene Christian has the current top spot with a mark of 13-01.50.
Biermann also improved on her career best mark in the triple jump.She took third place at IowaState with a leap of 38-11.50 (11.87m) and took solo possession of the Truman mark that was shared by Christen Lauer.The previous mark was 38-04.75 (11.70m) set by Lauer in the same meet in 2008 and tied by Biermann at the conference meet last season.The new mark is currently the sixth best in Division II.
Dani Dell’Orco finished third in the seeded Women’s 3000 meter race with a season-best time of 10:05.05 while Karen and Cindy Grauel swept the top two places in the non-seeded 3000 meter race.
John Venner ran a personal best 9:01.94 to take the top spot in the men’s non-seeded 3000 meter race and Mike Dial ran a career time in the 5000 meter run crossing in 15:47.80.
Derek Atwood finished third in the Men’s Shot Put with a mark of 51-01.00 and Tessa Letuli was eighth in the Women’s Shot with a distance of 40-09.75.
Truman will compete at the University of Northern Iowa Invitational next Saturday in Cedar Rapids.