Men's Track and Field Go Back-to-Back in IIAC Indoor Championships
Feb 24, 2018
Championship Page: http://www.iowaconference.com/tournaments/?id=280
2018 IIAC Indoor Track & Field Championships (FINAL RESULTS)
PELLA, Iowa - The University of Dubuque men's track team stepped up this weekend and claimed their second in a row IIAC Indoor Track and Field Championship for head coach Chad Gunnelson. The championship also earned the Spartans, the Staff of the Year Award for the second consecutive year as well and Male Field Athlete of the Year was earned by junior Blaze Murfin who once again dominated the throws and UD claimed six individual titles.
"For us coming in we knew it was going to an incredible battle," commented Gunnelson. "We were projected to finish third and we needed incredible efforts and incredible persistence all weekend. Proud of the guys for what they did and a chance to fight through and battle in such a tough conference and such tough competition and come out on top again. It was a wonderful feeling."
The Spartans captured their second indoor championship with a strong showing in the field events winning all, but two events. Excitement for the final event (4x400m relay) put the pressure on the Spartans. UD's relay did what it needed to do in the meet's final event, finishing third and holding off second-place Central. The Dutch were fourth in the final relay and ended up just seven points shy of the Spartans (131-138).
The women's team placed fourth with 91.5 points just a half a point out of third place. UD claimed two individual titles, Brittany Burks in 60m hurdles in :09.03 and Kelsey Betthauser in the weight throw with a toss of 16.70m/54-09.50.
Men's Top Performances:
Weight throw - 1. Blaze Murfin - 18.87m/61'-11.00" * Facility Record
Shot put 1. Josh Mathis - 15.96m/52'-04.50"
Shot put 3. Blaze Murfin - 15.91m/52'-02.50"
Triple jump - 4. Nicholas Beatty - 13.16m/43'-02.25"
Long jump - 1. Maurice Cushion-Lewis - 6.98m/22'-11.00"
Pole vault - 1. Ian Christ - 4.35m/14'-03.25"
High jump - 2. Darrion Morgan - 1.97m/6'-05.50"
3000m run - 1. Alec Bass - 8:45.58
5000m run - 2. Alec Bass - 15:00.13
4x400m relay - 3. Dubuque 3:28.82 (Lucas Hofer, Colfay Pointer, Hunter Klose, Tyler Fowler)
4x200m relay - 5. Dubuque 1:32.77 (Jeremiah Steed, Colfay Pointer, Ryan Kind, Isaiah Ellis)
60m hurdles - 3. Kelshawn Johnson :08.30
400m dash - 1. Colfay Pointer - :49.45 * Facility Record
400m dash - 5. Lucas Hofer - :50.72
200m dash - 2. Colfay Pointer - :22.62
Women's Top Performances:
60m hurdles - 1 Brittany Burks - :09.03
60m hurdles - 3. Demetria Johnson - :09.28
4x200m relay - 4. Dubuque - 1:47.36 (Brittany Burks, Alyssa Skrove, Asha Flowers, Tierra Hildebrandt)
4x400m relay - 6. Dubuque - 4:20.49 (Ruby Williams, Deja Ware, Alyssa Skrove, Aleyha Slatter)
4x400m relay - 4. Dubuque - 10:00.44 (Heather Muntz, Jade Romagna, Isabella Mazzanti, Megan Ely)
Distance Medley Relay - 6. Dubuque - 13:13.52 (Heather Muntz, Ruby Williams, Isabella Mazzanti, Jade Romagna)
Pole vault - 6. Jenna Heimark - 2.90m/9'-06.25"
Long jump - 5. Alyssa Skrove - 5.07m/16'-07.75"
Long jump - 6. Demetria Johnson - 5.06m/16'-07.25"
Triple jump - 2. Jenna Heimark - 11.22m/36'-09.75" *Facility Record
Shot put - 2. Tanasha Atwater - 13.97m/45'-10.00" *Facility Record
Shot put - 5. Adahja Weathers - 13.06m/42'-10.25"
Weight throw - 1. Kelsey Betthauser - 16.70m/54-09.50
Weight throw - 2. Rebecca Burmahl - 16.47m/54'-00.50"
Weight throw - 4. Shelby Lane - 15.74m/51'-07.75"
Weight throw - 5. Adahja Weathers - 15.62m/51'-03.00"
Women - Team Rankings - 19 Events Scored
1) Wartburg College - 212.50
2) Nebraska Wesleyan University - 182
3) Loras College - 92
4) University of Dubuque - 91.50
5) Central College - 70
6) Luther College - 30
7) Coe College - 28
8) Buena Vista University - 17
8) Simpson College - 17
Men - Team Rankings - 19 Events Scored
1) University of Dubuque - 138
2) Central College - 131
3) Wartburg College - 114
4) Loras College - 113
5) Nebraska Wesleyan University - 101
6) Simpson College - 84
7) Buena Vista University - 31
8) Luther College - 20