Morningside won the men’s 3200-meter relay crown at the GPAC Outdoor Track & Field Championships.

Jacob Green

Kyle Hiser

Morningside College won a Great Plains Athletic Conference (GPAC) championship in the men’s 3200-meter relay during Friday’s action at the GPAC Outdoor Track & Field Championships in Hastings, Neb.

The Mustangs, who reigned in the event for the third time in the last four years, received a winning time of 7:40.19 from the quartet of Jacob Green, a sophomore from Sioux Falls, S.D.; Kyle Hiser, a junior from Shenandoah, Iowa; Drew Schiltz, a junior from Hinton, Iowa; and Jacob Willey, a senior from Onawa, Iowa, for a victory margin of three seconds over runner-up Briar Cliff University.

Morningside’s women’s team also fared well in the 3200-meter relay with a third place finish when Morgan Applegarth, a freshman from Lincoln, Neb.; Shelby Hall, a senior from Woodbine, Iowa; Payton Boer, a freshman from Sioux Center, Iowa; and Michelle Mumm, a sophomore from Neola, Iowa, combined for a time of 9:21.80.

Jacob Willey

Drew Schiltz

Kati Kneifl, a freshman from Sheldon, Iowa, gave the Mustang women a third place finish in the individual events with a distance of 126-8 in the javelin. Morningside also scored points in the javelin from Aurora Arevalo, a freshman from Lenox, Iowa, who finished sixth with a throw that traveled 122-5.

Tony Patton, a freshman from Lincoln, Neb., placed seventh in the men’s 10,000-meter run with a time of 34:47.28 and Schiltz placed eighth in the men’s javelin with a distance of 167-8.

The majority of the events in the GPAC Outdoor Championships will be held Saturday.