MVC Track and Field Competes in Day One of HAAC ChampionshipsPosted May 1, 2014
Marshall, Mo. (May 1, 2014)- The Missouri Valley College outdoor track and field program began competition at the Heart of America Athletic Conference championships at Benedictine College in Atchison, Kan. The first day consisted of events in the men’s decathlon and the women’s heptathlon.
In the men’s decathlon Freshman Andrew Longboy (Mililani, Hawaii) sits in third place in the points standings following the first day of competition. Longboy has accumulated 3122 points thanks to ninth place finish in the 100 meter dash in a time of 12.33 seconds, fifth place finish in the long jump with a distance of 6.17 meters, third place in the shot put with a distance of 11.16 meters, first place in the high jump with a height of 2.05 meters and a ninth place finish in the 400 meter dash in a time of 57.45 seconds.
Longboy trails first place by 514 points and second place by 182 points. He also set a National qualifying mark, achieving a “B” standard with his high jump today.
In the women’s heptathlon Sophomore Daneka Brown (St. Louis, Mo.) sits in fourth place after the first day with 1704 points. Brown finished fourth in the 100 meter hurdles in a time of 19.91 seconds, second in the high jump with a height of 1.43 meters, third in the shot put with a distance of 7.93 meters and fourth in the 200 meter dash in a time of 20.40 seconds.
The Vikings will continue to compete at the HAAC Championships in Atchison, Kan., Friday and Saturday.
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