canada africa partner reservation Northwest Missouri State’s track and field is home to several MIAA conference champions

Northwest Missouri State’s track and field is home to several MIAA conference champions

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(Maryville, MO) – Northwest Missouri State’s track and field featured multiple MIAA champions this weekend during the MIAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships. A total of seven Bearcats were featured as champions in their individual event or as a relay team.

Starting on the women’s side, the women’s 4×400 meter relay team was able to finish first, setting a new Bearcat Stadium record and the fourth-best record in Northwest Missouri state history. That team consisted of Jaedy Commins, Luisarys Toledo, Kaylee Harp and Tiffany Hughey. Another top performer in the individual events was Luisarys Toledo, who took second place in the javelin with a throw of 46.74 meters or 153’4″, breaking her own school record. Tiffany Hughey was able to take first place in the 400 meter dash with a time of 52.07, breaking the school record she formally set, the Bearcat Stadium record, the MIAA Championship record, and the second-fastest time in Division-II athletics. . Toledo placed second in the same race, just behind her teammate with a time of 53.23, which ranks #2 in school history and fifth in Division II.

On the men’s side, Blake Morgan managed the 14th highest jump in the country in the high jump with a leap of 2.17 meters or 7’5″, placing him third. Reece Smith battled Drew Atkins as Atkins took first place in the 5000 meters with a time of 14:22.94. The 4×400 meter relay team of Prince Griffin, Danny Jantzen, Logan Arellano and Gavyn broke the Bearcat Stadium record on Monday with the second-fastest time in program history at 3:09.66.

The Bearcats continue their outdoor season Friday in Seward, Nebraska and Saturday in Kearney, Nebraska.

(Information provided by bearcatsports.com)

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