Indoor track sets eight school records at HAAC Championship

For Release: (Immediately: Feb. 19, 2013)

Springfield, Mo. – Evangel University indoor track set eight school records, won an event and had a women’s athlete qualify for the NAIA National Championship meet last weekend at the Heart of America conference indoor track and field championships in Lamoni, Iowa.

James Haffner won the men’s 3000 meter race walk completing the event in a school record time of 13:51.59. The junior from Richmond, Michigan qualified for the NAIA national championship meet in the same event earlier this season.

Hannah Cotten set a school record in the 55 meter hurdles running an 8.65 in the preliminary round. The time also qualified her for the national championship meet as well. Cotten finished second in the finals with a time of 8.69.

In other highlights from the meet, the Evangel 4 x 800 meter relay set a school record with a time of 8:23.25. David Donaldson, Aaron Peace, James Ruckdeschell and Caleb Voth finished fifth in the event.

Ryan Bowering set an Evangel record for points in the men’s heptathlon finishing sixth with 3,886 points.

The women’s team set five school records. Dominica Pigford broke a school mark in the 55 meter dash with a time of 7.58 in a preliminary round. She finished in fifth place in the finals. Courtney Orange was fourth in the 600 yard run and her time of 1:33.22 was a new school record. Victoria Schmitt set a new school mark in the 1,000 meter run with third place time of 3:18.36.

Evangel’s relay team in the women’s 4 x 800 meter relay also set a new school record. Margaret Dorge, Courtney Orange, Lindsey Wood and Lindsey Mead finished third in the race with a time of 10:29.51.

Both teams finished fifth in the conference championship meet.

Cotten and Haffner advance to the NAIA National Indoor Track and Field Championship Feb. 28-March 2 in Geneva, Ohio.

Complete Meet Results:

Men’s Results

     

Event

Athlete

Pos.

Time   / Distance

55 m. hurdles

Victor Bushong

10-p

9.08

55 meter dash

Jordan Martin

25-p

7.35

 

Derek Lockhart

26-p

7.37

 

Timothy Norris

27-p

7.47

200 meter dash

Daniel Garten

29-p

25.12

 

Matthew Falk

31-p

25.49

 

Jordan Martin

32-p

25.72

 

Derek   Lockhart

33-p

26.64

 

Timothy Norris

34-p

26.80

500 meter run

Brandon Hoffman

5

16:30.35

 

Tyler Barnes

12

17:26.20

3000 m. race walk

James Haffner

1

13:51.59   *

4x800 m. relay

Evangel A

5

8:23.85   *

Mile run

James Ruckdeschell

4

4:32.13

 

Christopher Groh

10

4:53.44

 

Tyler Barnes

11

5:00.47

400 meter dash

Aaron Peace

8

53.29

 

Daniel Gartner

18

56.46

 

Jordan Martin

19

57.83

 

Derek Lockhart

20

58.48

 

Joseph Napoli

21

59.14

 

Victor Bushong

22

1:01.47

600 yard run

Matthew Falk

7

1:19.89

800 meter run

David Donaldson

4

2:04.35

 

Christopher Groh

9

2:13.31

 

Joseph Napoli

10

2:14.73

1000 meter run

Caleb Voth

7

2:48.36

3000 meter run

Brandon Hoffman

8

9:29.28

Distance Medley

Evangel A

5

11:27.15

4x400 m. relay

Evangel A

7

3:44.63

Heptathlon

Ryan Bowering

6

3,886 pts *

       

Women’s Results

     

Event

Athlete

Pos.

Time   / Distance

55 m. hurdles

Hannah Cotten

2-p

8.65   *, #

 

Dominica Pigford

11-p

9.58

 

Stormie Carter

13-p

9.70

55 m. hurdles

Hannah Cotten

2

8.69

55 meter dash

Dominica Pigford

4-p

7.58   *

55 meter dash

Dominica Pigford

5

7.60

200 meter dash

Stormie Carter

7-p

28:02

 

Dominica Pigford

12-p

28:65

 

Brittni Woods

20-p

30.68

200 meter dash

Stormie Carter

7

28:21

5000 meter run

Emily Perona

8

20:12.15

 

Kelsey Knowlton

10

21:18.86

 

Grace Shryack

12

26:18.68

4x800 m. relay

Evangel A

3

10:29.51   *

Mile run

Lindsey Mead

6

5:51.11

 

Jessica Bear

8

6:05.18

 

Amanda Lloyd

9

6:06.56

400 meter dash

Brittni Woods

6

1:07.52

 

Joanna Cogiel

8

1:09.03

 

Dominica Pigford

10

1:14.91

600 yard run

Courtney Orange

4

1:33.22   *

 

Stormie Carter

6

1:34.88

 

Lindsey Powell

9

1:37.67

800 meter run

Joanna Cogiel

9

2:37.36

 

Margaret Dorge

10

2:39.70

1000 meter run

Victoria Schmitt

3

3:18.36   *

 

Amanda Lloyd

7

3:37.69

3000 meter run

Emily Perona

9

11:44.51

 

Kelsey Knowlton

10

12:06.01

 

Jessica Bear

12

12:19.15

 

Grace Shryack

16

14:49.79

4x400 m. relay

Evangel A

4

4:24.21

Distance Medley

Evangel A

4

13:50.90

       

p- Preliminary

*- Evangel record

#- NAIA qualifying time

     

For additional information, contact:
Kevin Kennedy, Evangel University Athletics, (417) 865-2815, ext. 7260

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