Michelle Mumm finished fifth in the women’s 1000-meters and helped lead the Mustangs to an eighth place finish in the distance medley relay at the NAIA Indoor Track & Field National Championships.

Michelle Mumm

Michelle Mumm, a junior from Neola, Iowa, had Morningside College’s top finish during Saturday’s final day of competition at the 2017 NAIA Indoor Track & Field National Championships in Johnson City, Tenn.

Mumm earned NAIA All-America honors when she finished fifth in the women’s 1000-meters with a time of 2:58.04. Mumm had qualified for Saturday’s final with the seventh fastest time of 2:58.12 in Friday’s prelims.  

The Mustangs had two runners earn All-America honors in the men’s 1000-meters, where Jacob Green, a junior from Sioux Falls, S.D., and Jason Kenny, a junior from Schaller, Iowa, finished seventh and eighth with times of 2:36.57 and 2:43.39, respectively.

Jason Kenny

Jacob Green

Aside from her fifth place finish in the 1000-meters, Mumm also helped Morningside earn NAIA All-America honors in the women’s distance medley relay when she combined with Eleka Joseph, a junior from Saint John’s, Antigua; Payton Boer, a sophomore from Sioux Center, Iowa; and Tiffany Shepherd, a senior from Corning, Iowa, for an eighth place finish with a time of 12:21.67. The Mustangs finished less than one-half second out of seventh place behind Cornerstone University (12:21.26).

Shepherd missed earning All-America status by one place when she finished ninth in the women’s 3000-meters with a school-record time of 10:16.99, smashing the former Morningside standard of 10:18.94 she ran earlier this season at the South Dakota State University Indoor Classic.