The Mules and Jennies hosted in the MIAA Indoor Track and Field Championships Feb. 27-Mar. 1. No. 2 ranked Jennies earned the conference title while the No. 8 ranked Mules finished runner-up.
Sophomores Katie Fuchs and Brittany Kallenberger, freshman Erika Kinsey, junior Heavin Warner, and senior Zoe Sharplin picked up wins in their respective events to lead the Jens past the competition.
The men’s DMR team of Kellin Loch, juniors Marquis Jones and Tyler Banks and senior Adam Tredway pulled away from Nebraska-Kearney in the final legs and finished with a time of 10 minutes and 15.65 seconds. Loch also picked up a victory for the Mules in the 800 meters event. He crossed the finish line in 1 minute 53 seconds.
Caniggia Raynor picked up a win for the throwers, placing first in the weight throw with a toss of 67 feet 8 inches. Sophomore Jacob Mahin finished third in shot put with a throw of 53 feet 6 and 1/4 inches.
Cole Phillips cleared 16 feet 9 and 1/4 inches to earn a victory in pole vault. He currently holds the second-best mark in division 2.
Central Missouri next competes in the NCAA Division 2 meet March 13 and 14 in Birmingham, Alabama. Both teams have been ranked in the top 10 for at least four weeks.
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