UNI Stands Out at Musco Twilight
Courtesy: UNI Athletics Communications  
Release: Monday 04/21/2012

IOWA CITY, Iowa - The University of Northern Iowa track & field team continued its outdoor season on Saturday at the Musco Twilight hosted by the University of Iowa. The Panthers recorded one more school record and several Missouri Valley Conference-leading times at the meet.

Senior Jill Lageschulte re-set the UNI school record in the 3,000m steeplechase that she broke just five weeks ago, winning Saturday's event in 10:44.44 to surpass the old record by just over 18 seconds.

Senior Michaela Brungardt claimed the 400m crown in a time of 55.09 seconds that now ranks No. 5 all-time at UNI. Junior Sam Cameron was second in 55.25 seconds.

Olimpia Nowak swept the hurdle events, winning the 100m hurdles with a time of 13.82 seconds and the 400m hurdles in 59.25 seconds. Nowak became just the second woman in UNI history to run the 400m hurdles in less than one minute. Freshman Paige Knodle moved up to fourth on the UNI all-time list with a time of 1:00.72.

Senior Jenna Wexter won yet another title in the women's pole vault, clearing 11-11.75 (3.65m).

Traci Harms was second in the hammer throw with a mark of 180-09 (55.10m). Kelsey Sukovaty placed fourth in the shot put with a toss of 48-02.75 (14.70m).

Emily McCarthy destroyed her previous personal-best time on her way to fourth place in the 800m, finishing in 2:11.77.

The women's 4x400m relay quartet of Brungardt, Nowak, Knodle and Cameron posted a season-best time of 3:43.69 for second place.

Senior Aaron Stockstell took over the Missouri Valley Conference lead in the 800m, placing fourth on Saturday in 1:49.29.

Sam Kranz took the men's pole vault crown with a clearance of 16-06.75 (5.05m). Daniel Gooris also cleared that height, but placed second.

Senior Justin Romero took second in the shot put at 57-10.50 (17.64m). Tanner Hurt used a season-best mark in the hammer throw of 199-03 (60.74m) to place third, and Adam McDonnell hit a personal-best toss of 186-06 (56.85m) for seventh place.

Freshman Jesse Davenport led the UNI 400m men for the second straight week, running 48.27 seconds for fourth place and a new season-best time.

Jordan Guske, Stockstell, Davenport and Sheldon Magee teamed up to run the fastest 4x400m relay by an MVC school this season, crossing the line in 3:12.82.

The UNI 4x100m relay team of Carlos Anderson, Derek Kramer, Wilmot Wellington and Jarred Herring recorded a season-best time of 40.90 seconds. The Panthers now rank No. 2 in the MVC in the event.

Brett Egan improved his 5,000m time that ranks No. 2 in the MVC this season with a clocking of 14:39.34 on Saturday. Senior Brady Fritz ran the fastest 1,500m by a Panther this year, finishing seventh in 3:50.80.

UNI will compete next at the Drake Relays in Des Moines from Apr. 25-28.

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