Knights wins seven in St. Louis
Wartburg has 13 reach provisional national qualifying marks
ST. LOUIS/PLATTEVILLE, WIS. – Wartburg College’s split squads recorded a combined eight event titles.
Coach Marcus Newsom’s Knights, competing at the Washington University of Missouri Select and UW-Platteville Invitational, won seven women’s and one men’s event championships between the two sites. The lions’ share occurred at Busyhead Track inside Harmon Stadium on Washington U’s campus.
En route to a runner-up team finish for the women (134 pts.) and a fifth-place effort for the men (68 pts.), Newsom’s crew took home seven wins.
In the field events, Skye Morrison registered the nation’s fifth-best leap and a school record of 19 feet, and Jonas Elusme took first at 22 feet, seven inches. On the track, Camesha Goods first outdoor 100-meter hurdles’ race was successful with a winning time of 14.6 seconds. Her clocking is the fourth-fastest in the nation. The 4x100 meter relay quartet of Faith Burt, juniors Skye and Nevada Morrison and senior Jennifer Ganshirt won the event and clocked the fastest time in the nation (47.16 seconds). Burt won her second outdoor open 400 title, running a 56.26, which is a personal best and the best in the nation. Nevada Morrison claimed the 100-meter dash with a time of 12.15 seconds, which also is a personal-best and ranks among the top-five in the nation. She came back in the 200 for a 24.69 for second place, eclipsed only by a fabulous finish by Central’s Felicia Coleman (24.68). Morrison's 24.69 in the 200 was another personal-best and top-five in the country. Tashina McAllister added her name to the national list, winning the 400 hurdles in 62.95, good for a top-10 national effort.
At UW-Platteville, the lone event title went to senior women’s thrower Angie Mullenbach in the javelin. Her toss of 120 feet, seven inches defeated the field by 16 feet. Distance runner Jon Stover earned a provisional national qualifying effort to top the men’s finishes, clocking a 9:23.6 in the 3000 meter steeplechase for a second-place finish.