Tiffany Shepherd placed second in two events on the second day of action at the GPAC Outdoor Track & Field Championships.

Tiffany Shepherd

Tiffany Shepherd led the Mustangs with two second place finishes on Saturday at the Great Plains Athletic Conference (GPAC) Outdoor Track & Field Championships in Hastings, Neb.

Shepherd lost on a photo finish in the women’s 1500-meter run when her time of 4:43.83 was just fractions of a second behind the winning time of 4:43.63 by Concordia University’s Kimberly Wood.

Shepherd was also the runner-up in the 5000-meters, where she ran a time of 18:30.15

The top individual finisher for the Mustang men in Saturday’s action was Sean Skillern, who finished second in the 3000-meter steeplechase with a time of 9:56.51.

Sean Skillern

Morningside finished sixth in the final team standings in both the men’s and women’s divisions.

Reece Jackson gave the Mustang men a pair of top finishes with a third place time of 14.94 in the 110-meter high hurdles and a fourth place height of 6-4 in the high jump.

The Mustang men also had third place finishes from Alec DeVries with a time of 3:59.19 in the 1500-meters and Kyle Hiser with a time of 55.33 seconds in the 400-meter hurdles.

Devin Thomas placed fourth in the men’s long jump with a distance of 23-2 3/4.

Morningside had fifth place finishes from Eleka Joseph with a time of 12.78 seconds in the women’s 100-meters and Allison Higgins with a time of 12:16.80 in the women’s 3000-meter steeplechase.

Alec DeVries

The Mustangs’ sixth place finishers were Michelle Mumm with a time of 4:54.21 in the women’s 1500-meters, Payton Boer with a time of 1:04.24 in the women’s 400-meter hurdles, and Alex Janssen with a time of 4:06.41 in the men’s 1500-meters.

Morningside also scored points in the individual events from Jacob Scott with a seventh place time of 10:08.83 in the men’s 3000-meter steeplechase, Aurora Arevalo with an eighth place time of 25.76 in the women’s 200-meters, Katie Atkins with an eighth place time of 16.00 in the women’s 100-meter hurdles, Jacob Green with an eighth place time of 1:56.22 in the men’s 800-meters, and Colton Tracy with an eighth place distance of 146-5 in the men’s discus.

Morningside’s best relay finish in Saturday’s action came in the women’s 400-meter relay, where Elizabeth Bohlmann, Arevalo, Alexis Eifert, and Joseph combined for a sixth place time of 49.62 seconds.

Danielle Beckmann, Boer, Shelby Hall, and Mumm combined for a seventh place finish in the women’s 1600-meter relay with a time of 4:05.69.

Morningside finished seventh in the men’s 400-meter relay, where Thomas, James Farnan, Hiser, and Jacob Willey combined for a time of 43.03 seconds.

Hiser, Green, Drew Schiltz, and Willey combined for an eighth place time of 3:24.67 in the men’s 1600-meter relay to complement their first place finish in Friday’s 3200-meter relay.