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Mustangs qualify for distance medley relay final

March 1, 2018, in Athletics, Track and Field

Eleka Joseph

Payton Boer

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.

Emalee Fundermann

Michelle Mumm

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.