Track and Field
T&F Finish MVC Championships With Two Individual Titles
Courtesy: UNI Athletics Communications  
Release: Friday 02/24/2013
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa - The University of Northern Iowa track and field program finished the second day of competition at the 2013 MVC Indoor Track and Field Championships with two individual titles. The men finished tied for third place with 121 points while the women placed sixth overall with 41 points.  

"I think that the men's team competed really well," head coach Dan Steele said. "We got the points that we were supposed to get and we had people step up all over the place. I am very proud of them. The women competed really well and I am excited with where we are going. We have some really tough kids and they just keep getting better and better."

Senior Carlos Anderson won the men's 60 meter dash final for the third year in a row, setting a new Missouri Valley Conference meet record with his time of 6.71 and tying for second all-time at UNI. Derek Kramer finished right behind him, coming away with the silver with a personal record time of 6.79.

Jordan Guske won the men's 200 meter title with his time of 22.09. Guske's time of 22.09, gave him a new personal record in the event. Guske also picked up fifth place in the men's 400 meter final, placing second in his heat with a time of 49.50.

The women's 4X400 meter relay team picked up the silver medal, placing second overall. The team of Maddie Beeler, Emily McCarthy, Darian Thompson and a strong anchor leg by Sam Cameron, finished with a time of 3:47.37.

The men's team followed suit, posting a second place finish in the men's 4X400 meter relay. The team of Jordan Guske, Jesse Davenport, Antoine Parrish and Sheldon Magee finished with a time of 3:19.11.

Sebastian Barth finished in third place overall in the men's 60 meter hurdle final, running his fastest time of the season. Barth finished with a time of 7.99, breaking under the eight second mark for the first time this season.

Emily McCarthy picked up the third place spot in the women's 800 meter final, finishing with a time of 2:14.06 and the bronze medal. Ryan Krogmann finished in sixth in the men's 800 meter final, giving the Panthers three team points with his 1:56.09 finish.

Ethan Miller opened the second day of competition, finishing second overall in the men's heptathlon and picking up the silver medal in the event. Miller won the 60 meter hurdles with a time of 8.24 and tied for third in the pole vault to accumulate 5,532 total points.

Brandon Mortensen rounded out the top-five in the heptathlon with a fifth place finish and a personal-best performance of 5,171 total points. The freshman notched a new personal record in the pole vault with a height of 13-09.25.

Thomas Larson finished in third place overall in the men's high jump competition. The bronze medalist finished with a jump of 6-08.00. In the triple jump, Charles Brown came away with a huge personal record, finishing fifth overall with a jump of 47-11.25.

Libby Torresani tied for second in the women's pole vault competition, coming away with seven team points and a share of the silver medal. Torresani finished with a height of 12-07.50.

Kelsey Sukovaty came away with fifth place in the women's shot put, scoring points for the Panther women for the second day in a row. Sukovaty threw for a distance of 49-11.25. Justin Baker placed third overall in the men's shot put, giving the Panthers six team points with his 56-03.25 finish.

Scotti Schon finished in the top-10 in the women's mile final, placing seventh overall and notching two team points. She finished with a time of 5:00.06. In the men's mile, Calvin Kibby also finished in seventh place overall with a time of 4:18.60.

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