Elizabeth Bohlmann won the women’s long jump at the GPAC Indoor Track & Field Championships.
Elizabeth Bohlmann, a sophomore from Sioux City, captured the women’s long jump title at the Great Plains Athletic Conference (GPAC) Indoor Track & Field Championships held Saturday in Lincoln, Neb.
Bohlmann, who is also a member of the Mustangs’ competitive dance team, had a distance of 17-5 1/2 for a three-inch winning margin over Tascha Donnelly of Briar Cliff, who finished second with a leap of 17-2 1/4.
Eleka Joseph, a sophomore from Saint John’s, Antigua, was also one of the Mustangs’ top individual performers in the women’s competition with a pair of place winning efforts, including a second place time of 7.83 seconds in the 60-meters. Joseph finished fifth in the 200-meters with a time of 25.73.
Morningside finished second in the women’s 3200-meter relay with a time of 9:23.92 that was faster than the previous meet record time of 9:30.68 that was set by Doane in 2013. The Mustangs’ relay team was comprised of Payton Boer, a freshman from Sioux Center, Iowa; Shelby Hall, a senior from Woodbine, Iowa; Michelle Mumm, a sophomore from Neola, Iowa; and Morgan Applegarth, a freshman from Lincoln, Neb.
Bohlmann’s victory in the long jump and the runner-up finishes by Morningside’s 3200-meter relay team and Joseph in the 60-meters led the Mustangs to a sixth place finish in the women’s team standings. Morningside finished seventh in the men’s standings.
Kyle Hiser and Jacob Green had the top individual finishes for the Mustang men. Hiser, a junior from Shenandoah, Iowa, finished third in the 800-meters with a time of 1:56.65 and Green, a sophomore from Sioux Falls, S.D., finished third in the 1000-meters with a time of 2:31.03.
Aside from Joseph in the sprints, the Mustangs had three other athletes score points in two individual events.
Tiffany Shepherd, a junior from Corning, Iowa, finished fifth with a time of 5:12.62 in the women’s mile and sixth with a time of 10:35.05 in the 3000-meters.
Reece Jackson, a freshman from Marcus, Iowa, finished fifth in the men’s 60-meter hurdles with a time of 8.71 seconds and seventh in the high jump with a height of 6-2 1/4.
Alec DeVries, a sophomore from Merrill, Iowa, finished fifth in the men’s mile with a time of 4:22.48 and eighth in the 800-meters with a time of 2:00.52.
The Mustang men had fourth place finishes from Jacob Willey, a senior from Onawa, Iowa, with a time of 1:22.69 in the 600-meters and Jason Kenny, a sophomore from Schaller, Iowa, with a time of 2:31.72 in the 1000-meters.
Drew Schiltz, a junior from Hinton, Iowa, finished fifth in the men’s 800-meters with a time of 1:58.91.
The Mustangs had sixth place finishes from Devin Thomas, a senior from Council Bluffs, Iowa, with a distance of 21-9 in the men’s long jump; Tori Figge, a junior from Rock Rapids, Iowa, with a time of 2:22.20 in the women’s 800-meters; and Allison Higgins, a sophomore from Jefferson, Iowa, with a time of 18:57.25 in the women’s 5000-meters. Morningside finished sixth in the men’s 1600 and 3200-meter relays with times of 3:22.84 and 8:15.40, respectively.
Morningside had seventh place finishes from Hall with a time of 2:24.57 in the women’s 800-meters; Applegarth with a time of 3:03.15 in the women’s 1000-meters; Elizabeth Maller, a freshman from Gillette, Wyo., with a distance of 41-6 1/2 in the women’s shot put; and the women’s 1600-meter relay with a time of 4:03.31.
The Mustangs had eighth place finishes from Alex Janssen, a sophomore from Crofton, Neb., with a time of 9:00.36 in the men’s 3000-meters; Aurora Arevalo, a freshman from Lenox, Iowa, with a time of 8.10 seconds in the women’s 60-meters; and Mumm with a time of 3:05.06 in the women’s 1000-meters.