DES MOINES, Iowa – Senior throws specialist Jordan Williams remains undefeated in the discus throw this season after picking up another win and the Drake Relays crown in the discus today. The senior threw for a distance of 190-06 marking the second time this season he has thrown over 190 feet.
Williams also threw a huge personal record distance in the hammer throw event. Williams threw for a distance of 196-09, placing him fourth all-time at UNI.
“I am so proud of Jordan Williams and the rest of our kids,” head coach Dan Steele said. “This was a terrific Drake Relays for the Panthers."
The UNI women’s track and field program took down another school record today with the distance medley relay team setting a new all-time record in the event.
The team of Alex Wilson, Emily McCarthy, Sam Cameron and Scotti Schon set the new record with a time of 11:35.45, shattering the old record that was set in 2002 by over 11 seconds. The Panthers crossed the finish line in ninth overall.
In the shuttle hurdle relays, the men put up a strong time in the event. The team of Brandon Mortensen, Ryan Newtoff, Ben Lindaman and Sebastian Barth finished first in their heat and seventh overall with a time of 59.99 in their first try at the event this season.
In the women’s spring medley relay, the team of Christine MacNeill, Darian Thompson, Maddie Beeler and Amber Clock finished with a season-best time of 3:56.40, winning their heat. Their new season-best time also places them third all-time at UNI. The men also won their heat, with the team of Sheldon Magee, Jordan Guske, Jesse Davenport and Ryan Krogmann finished with a time of 3:24.17.
Paige Knodle finished fourth in her heat in the women’s 400 meter hurdles with a fast time of 60.19. Ryan Newtoff also competed in the 400 meter hurdles, placing fifth in his heat with a time of 54.64.
The UNI track and field team will return to action Friday May 3 when the Panthers host the Messersmith Invitational in Cedar Falls, Iowa.