Hiser and Flemister post wins at Sioux City Relays
Chase Hiser won the men’s 400-meter hurdles and Dom Flemister reigned in the men’s 200-meters for Morningside’s top individual finishes in Thursday’s action at the Sioux City Relays.
Hiser, a sophomore from Shenandoah, Iowa, ran a time of 54.28 seconds for a victory margin of 1.01 seconds over runner-up Josh Barrows of NCAA Division II Augustana University.
The Mustangs had a second top 10 finisher in the men’s 400-meter hurdles in Jacobus Noble, a sophomore from Sioux City, who finished eighth with a time of 58.72.
Flemister, a sophomore from Sioux City, blazed to a winning time of 21.77 seconds for a victory margin of .28 seconds over NCAA Division I competitor Oluwaseyi Aguda of the University of North Dakota.
Zac Hazen, a freshman from Verdigre, Neb., was the runner-up in the men’s triple jump with a second place distance of 42-8, while Brian Johnston, a sophomore from Scottsbluff, Neb., finished eighth with a distance of 40-10 1/4.
Eleka Joseph, a senior from Saint John’s, Antigua, finished a close third in the women’s 400-meters behind a pair of NCAA Division I runners from the University of South Dakota. Joseph circled the track in a time of 59.72 seconds to finish behind the Coyotes’ Cami Brenner and Macy Heinz, who finished first and second with times of 59.39 and 59.62, respectively.
Joseph also qualified for Friday’s final in the women’s 100-meters after she ran the third fastest time in Thursday’s prelims with a 12.20.
Michelle Mumm, a senior from Neola, Iowa, finished fourth in the women’s 800-meters with a time of 2:16.45 to finish just .11 seconds out of third place behind NCAA Division I athlete Lindsay Joyce (2:16.34) of the University of South Dakota and .43 seconds out of second place behind Taryn Ceglowski (2:16.02) of NCAA Division II University of Sioux Falls.
Aurora Arevalo, a junior from Lenox, Iowa, ran fifth in the women’s 200-meter dash with a time of 25.87 seconds to finish .10 seconds out of fourth place behind Lucy Steinmeyer (25.77) of NCAA Division I North Dakota State University and .17 out of third place behind Jada Barker (25.70) of NCAA II Bemidji State University. Former Morningside NAIA All-American Neeia Cooperwood, who ran unattached, won the event with a time of 24.98.
Logan Roberts, a sophomore from Shenandoah, Iowa, finished sixth in the men’s 400-meters with a time of 50.68 seconds to finish just .01 out of fifth place behind David Supinksi of NCAA Division II Concordia-Moorhead. The Mustangs had a second top 10 finisher in Zach Ambrose, a freshman from Dunlap, Iowa, who finished ninth with a time of 50.75 seconds, just .02 out of eighth place behind Itoitz Rodriguez of NCAA II Northern State University.
Jacob Green, a senior from Sioux Falls, S.D., finished seventh in the men’s 800-meters with a time of 1:56.34. Green finished just .29 seconds out of fifth place behind NCAA Division II competitors Austin Miller (1:56.05) of Augustana College and Billy Beseman (1:56.06) of Sioux Falls.
Connor Ritz, a freshman from Sioux City, had a top 10 finish with the ninth place time of 16:44.64 in the men’s 5000-meters.
Reece Jackson, a junior from Cherokee, Iowa, and Noble advanced from Thursday’s prelims of the men’s 110-meter high hurdles to gain spots in Friday’s final. Jackson and Jon Rus, a former NCAA Division I performer at the University of Northern Iowa who ran unattached, tied for the fastest time in the prelims with times of 14.70 seconds, while Noble was the third fastest qualifier with a 14.81.
Adverse weather conditions forced the cancellation of Friday's events.