Morningside qualified for the final in the women’s distance medley relay at the NAIA Indoor Track & Field National Championships.
Morningside College qualified for Saturday’s final in the women’s distance medley relay with a school-record breaking performance in Thursday’s prelims at the 2018 NAIA Indoor Track & Field National Championships in Pittsburg, Kan.
The Mustangs’ quartet of Payton Boer, a junior from Sioux Center, Iowa; Eleka Joseph, a senior from Saint John’s, Antigua; Emalee Fundermann, a freshman from Anthon, Iowa; and Michelle Mumm, a senior from Neola, Iowa, ran the second fastest time in the prelims with a school-record 12:01.50. They broke the former Morningside standard of 12:03.53 set earlier this season at the South Dakota State University Indoor Classic.
Aquinas College ran the fastest time in Thursday’s prelims with a 12:00.44. Wayland Baptist University, which entered the meet with the nation’s fastest qualifying time, had the fourth fastest time in the prelims with a 12:05.57.
The NAIA Indoor Track & Field National Championships will continue through Saturday.