Viking Track Competes at Hoosier Hills Invitational

Posted February 15, 2014

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Andy Pulverenti, sports information director, (660) 831-4230,




Marshall, Mo. (February 14, 2014)- The Missouri Valley College indoor track and field team competed at the Hoosier Hills Invite in Bloomington, Ind., Friday.


Men’s Results:

Markell Strickland- Competed in the prelims of the 60 meter hurdles and placed No. 18 in a time of 8.71 seconds.


Freshman Spencer Head (Camas, Wash.)- Head competed in the 800 meter run and won the event with a time of 1:54.37, winning by nearly one second. His time was good enough to qualify for Nationals, and broke a school record in the event that had stood for 21 years.


Senior Byron Evans (Chicago, Ill.)- Evans competed in the triple jump and qualified for Nationals with a distance of 14.24 meters to place No. 3.


Distance Medley Team of Head, Senior Kenneth Kipng’etich (Nairobi, Kenya), Freshman Alexis Barbry and Sophomore Ignacio Franco finished No. 6 with a time of 10:24.74.


Women’s Results:


Junior Sarah Niemeier (Lohne, Germany)- Niemeier competed in the 800 meter run and finished No. 8 with a time of 2:20.21. Niemeier missed a National qualifying time by .01 seconds, but she did set a school record by nearly six seconds, a record she previously set earlier this season.


Junior Santina Edwards (Pleasant Hill, Mo.)- Edwards competed in the 400 meter dash and finished No. 16 with a time of 1:04.49. She also competed in the 200 meter dash and finished No. 18 with a time of 27.35 seconds.


The Viking indoor track and field program will get back in action Feb. 21-22 at the HAAC Championships at Graceland University in Lamoni, Iowa.



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