Track and Field Compete at Heart Championships

Posted May 6, 2017

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Marshall, Mo. (May 6, 2017)- The Missouri Valley College track and field teams competed at the Heart of America Athletic Conference Outdoor Championships Friday and Saturday at William Penn (Iowa) University in Oskaloosa, Iowa.  Freshman Sheila Lazaro (Murcia, Spain) led the teams as the women’s heptathlon champion, while Freshman Malon Lee (Kansas City, Mo.) qualified for the 2017 NAIA Outdoor Track and Field National Championships in the 100 meter dash.

 

Men’s Results:

Freshman Demarkous Nunnally (Dallas, Texas) won the 3000 meter steeplechase in a time of 9:52.12.  He also placed No. 13 in the 5000 meter run in a time of 16:37.71.

 

Freshman Maurice Davis (Benton, Mo.) placed fifth in the 100 meter dash with a time of 10.69.  He also placed tenth in the 200 meter dash preliminary race with a time of 22.61.

 

Junior Edwin Ortiz Lopez (Santa Ana, Calif.) placed fifth in the 10000 meter run with a time of 34:31.43.

 

Junior Derek Wilson (Linneus, MO.) placed third in the 1500 meter run with a time of 4:07.39.  He also placed fifth in the 5000 meter run in a time of 16:08.48,

 

Junior Victor Reveles (Los Angeles, Calif.) placed fourth in the 5000 meter run in a time of 16:08.48.  He also placed tenth in the 10000 meter run with a time of 36:12.15.

 

Freshman Brieon Randle (St. Louis, Mo.) placed second in the 400 meter dash with a time of 49.55.

 

Junior Ulises Ortiz (North Hills, Calif.) placed seventh in the 3000 meter steeplechase in a time of 10:25.70.  He also placed ninth in the 5000 meter run in a time of 16:50.62

 

Freshman Justin Kita (Erie, Pa.) placed ninth in the 3000 meter steeplechase in a time of 10:52.46.

 

Freshman Ethan Carden (Versailles, Mo.) placed No. 17 in the hammer throw with a distance of 39.26 meters.

 

Freshman Aaron Taylor (Westchester, Ill.) placed No. 21 in the 200 meter dash preliminary race with a time of 23.21.

 

Freshman Trevon Stith (Hempstead, N.Y.) placed No. 23 in the 200 meter dash preliminary race with a time of 23.71.

 

Junior Jason Matthews (St. Louis, Mo.) placed No. 14 in the 800 meter run with a time of 2:04.55.

 

Freshman Christopher Essman (Topeka, Kan.) placed No. 19 in the 800 meter run with a time of 2:07.69.

 

Freshman Nathan Vogelsmeier (Sweet Springs, Mo.) placed No. 13 in the 400 meter hurdles in a time of 1:00.18.

 

Austin Johnson placed eighth in the 5000 meter run in a time of 16:36.29.

 

The 4x100 relay team of Maurice Davis, Brieon Randle, Trevon Stith and Aaron Taylor placed third in a time of 42.41.

 

The 4x800 relay team of Junior Jason Matthews (St Louis, Mo.), Freshman Sterling Ray (Lee’s Summit, Mo.), Freshman Christopher Essman (Topeka, Kan.) and Derek Wilson placed sixth with a time of 8:08.56.

The 4x400 relay team of Denton, Sterling, Essman and Matthews placed fourth with a time of 3:25.29.

 

Women’s Results:

Freshman Sheila Lazaro (Murcia, Spain) won the women’s heptathlon with a final score of 4125.  Lazaro won the 100 meter hurdles in a time of 15.97, the high jump with a height of 1.45 meters, the 200 meter dash with a time of 26.74, the long jump with a distance of 4.86 meters and the javelin with a distance of 32.60 meters.  She placed second in the 800 meter run with a time of 2:43.30 and in the shot put with a distance of 9.90 meters.

 

Freshman Malon Lee (Kansas City Mo.) placed second in the 100 meter dash with a time of 12.05.  Lee met the “A” National qualifying standard for the 2017 NAIA Outdoor Track and Field National Championships later this month in Gulf Shores, Ala.  Lee also third in the 200 meter dash in a time of 25:06.

 

Senior Dorothy Adams (Fort Leonard Wood, Mo.) won the 400 meter dash in a time of 59.58

 

Freshman Cristina Lozano (Murcia, Spain) placed No. 14 in the 100 meter dash preliminary race with a time of 12.98.

 

Freshman Lacey Toynes (Dallas, Texas) placed No. 25 in the hammer throw with a distance of 33.11 meters.

 

Junior Breanna Phillips (North Platte, Neb.) placed ninth in the 10000 meter run with a time of 46:26.13.

 

The Viking men’s team place eighth overall with 58 points.  MidAmerica Nazarene (Kan.) University won the men’s championship with 177 points.  The women’s team placed tenth with 34 points.  Grand View (Iowa) University won the women’s championship with 149 points.

 

Up next for members of the Missouri Valley track and field team is the 2017 NAIA Outdoor Track and Field National Championships in Gulf Shores, Ala., May 25-27.

 

 

ABOUT MISSOURI VALLEY COLLEGE

Known for its dynamic, richly diverse, and friendly educational environment, Missouri Valley College offers many opportunities to grow in mind, body, and spirit. Grounded in the liberal arts, undergraduate studies empower students to master interdisciplinary skills needed to succeed in a knowledge-based global society. MVC offers over 30 academic programs, study abroad program, extracurricular activities, and 13 sports. The most popular majors include education and business, criminal justice and exercise science. Above all, Valley is committed to student success. For more information, call (660) 831-4000 or visit www.moval.edu.

 



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