trackfield-indoor-women-d2 flag

Central Missouri athletics | March 15, 2015

Central Missouri edges Hillsdale for crown

2015 DII Indoor Track & Field Championship: Day Two Recap

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- For the first time in its history, Central Missouri can call themselves National Champions.

UCM had competitors in 11 different events, and 10 were ranked in the top 10 of their events, tied for the most of any team going into the meet.

The Jennies got off to a good start on Saturday, but did most of their heavy lifting late in the meet.

Though they were in the top 5 for most of the meet, they didn't take over the lead until there was one event remaining. Trailing by five points with two events to go, it was Erika Kinsey and Madison Smith who pushed them over the top as they leapfrogged two teams into first place.

In the next-to-last event, Kinsey won her second individual championship of the day, the high jump, tying the school record and championship meet record at 6 feet, 2.75 inches. Smith took fourth in the event, tying her personal-best 5 feet, 9.25 inches. The 15 points gave the Jens a 10-point cushion heading into the final event, which proved to be more than enough to win the championship.

"It was a special day. Something I'll remember for a long time," said co-head coach Kip Janvrin. "It was crazy toward the end. I was hoping we'd have a chance to medal when all of a sudden Erika and Madison were jumping real well. Erika moved from fourth place up to first in the triple jump on one of her final attempts. For Madison to come back and place fourth in the high jump after finishing third in the pentathlon was really special. So in a matter of about five minutes, I went from hoping to finish with a medal to winning the whole thing."

The Jens totaled 47 points, besting second-place Hillsdale by seven and ten points on New Mexico Highlands and Ashland who tied for third place. 

DII women's soccer showcase: Preview, how to watch No. 5 Central Missouri vs. No. 24 Central Oklahoma

MIAA top 25 teams Central Missouri and Central Oklahoma faceoff in DII women's soccer on Sunday, Oct. 12. Here's how you can watch and what you need to know about each team.

Peggy Martin becomes the winningest NCAA women's volleyball coach with win No. 1,349

Perry Martin, who helped make Central Missouri into a DII women's volleyball powerhouse, became the winningest coach in women's college volleyball history with a 3-2 win on Saturday.

DII football showcase: How to watch, scores, and stats

The 2019 DII football season kicks off Thursday, Sept. 5. Here's what you need to know about the two DII football showcase games between Harding and Ouachita Baptist and Fort Hays State and Central Missouri.

Subscribe To Email Updates

Enter your information to receive emails about offers, promotions from and our partners